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Just lately these corn plasters with cushion have been losing their stickiness within hours even if not exposed to bathing etc. I noticed my pack of cushions was slightly overdate but had been stored in a cool drawer, the adhesive therefore seems to self destruct after a short time. Considering thse things are often occasional use things and they are relatively expensive the stickiness should last longer..it always used to???
A few weeks ago I found one of my toes was really painful when I was walking around. I got home and discovered the smallest of corns on the edge of my big toe. Small it may have been but hurt it did! The next day I popped to my beloved Boots to see if there were any corn treatments available as if not, I was going to have a go at the thing with a pair of nail clippers and dig it out!
I found a small pack called the Scholl Complete Corn Treatment Kit which was £4.99. Without much reading, I grabbed a pack and as soon as I had paid I was off back home to try and relieve the throbbing pain the little bugger was causing me.
The pack came with 6 corn removal pads, 6 salicylic acid discs and 9 corn cushions designed to remove the corns and relieve any pain and suffering they were causing. The instructions on how to use were very simple and easy to follow.
The first thing I had to ensure before using them was that my feet were completely clean and dry. I then had to get one of the salicylic acid discs and place it over the corn and then cover that with a corn removal pad. The salicylic acid helps to relieve pain, reduce swelling and breaks down the corn to eventually make it disappear. I thought that because of the position of my corn that this would be a little awkward and wouldn't stick and hold as well but I was very surprised to see how adhesive they were and found that they stuck down well. The discs and the pads are not huge and do not affect the fit of shoes etc when you are using them.
Each pad has to be left on for one day and then changed again the next day so this pack lasts for six days by which time the corn should have disappeared.
I found the treatment to be very good and my corn started clearing up within 5 days - I think it was because it was small it cleared up quicker. Once it did start to clear up, I used the cushions suppplied in the pack to protect the skin and stop it from reoccurring. I found the pack easy to use and to follow with its clear and concise intructions. I was most impressed with the quality of the product and how well the pads and discs actually stuck to my foot. I expected them to constantly fall off but I can honestly say none of them ever did.
As anyone who has ever suffered a corn on their foot will know just how painful the little blighters can be and just how difficult they are to get rid of.
Corns are essentially a thickening of the skin that is caused by pressure and can occur anywhere on the foot but are especially common on and in between the toes and on the sole of the foot.
Once a corn forms they can be stubborn and difficult to remove and treatment will take a little time and unfortunately there is nothing that can make them go away overnight.
Luckily there are lots of different treatments available such as the scholl corn treatment kit which contains 6 corn removal pads which are salicylic acid disks and 9 corn cushions.
As scholl is such a well known brand the kit can be easily found in most places but I bought mine from Lloyds pharmacy for just over £3.
To use them is really easy. First things first you need to ensure that you have washed and dried your feet and you then apply the removal pad directly to the corn. The pads have an adhesive on them to stick to the skin so this is why your feet need to be completely dry. Once the disk is in place you can then add the cushioned disk to protect the area and cushion it from further pressure which should help with the pain.
You are supposed to add a new disk every day until the corn has disappeared. The only problem with this is that one pack is never going to be enough as there is no way that the corn will be gone within 6 days so you will need to buy another or maybe even another 2 packs before the corn disappears.
They do actually work at removing the corn but it will take some time for the salicylic acid to get to work so be patient.
The cushioned pads are a lifesaver and really do help with the pain of wearing shoes and walking however as with most things there are some flaws with the scholl corn kit.
For starters these are only really any good for the soles of the feet at least in my opinion as when I have placed them in between my toes they almost never stay in place. The same goes for the cushioned disks inevitably after a little amount of time they move from the position you put them in.
For the soles of feet the scholl treatment kit is ideal as it is one of the easiest treatments you can get for corns only requiring you to have to do it once a day but for the toes I would recommend using something else such as a lotion as the disks will not stay in place and will require you to continually try and place them back of the corn and treatment will take double the time.
Scholl treatment kit is good but there are better treatments out there.
I have always suffered from problems with my feet and when I found a corn on the side of my baby toe I went online and picked up the Scholl complete corn treatment kit. It cost me £2.99 from their website.
The kit comes complete with 6 corn removal pads, 6 salicylic acid discs and 9 corn cushions.
The kit is designed to " relieve and remove painful sores".
You need to ensure your feet are cean and dry before applying these and they are simple to use.
Put the disc directly over the corn and cover it with removal pad. The pads have adhesive on them so will stick easily. The pads aren't very big, probably an inch in width and are very soft so are comfortable on the feet.
Leave the pad on overnight and reapplying with a clean one the next day.
When the corn is starting to go you can use the cushions to protect the skin.
This corn treatment is very good, it took about 2 weeks before my corn had fully gone and I had to buy 2 packs but it was well worth it. It was easy to use and wasn't fiddly at all. I found that the adhesive on the pads was strong and they stuck well, none fell off and yet they were easy to remove the next day. My skin around the corn wasn't affected due to the pad as it prevents the discs from slipping onto ok skin. I suffered no irritations and my skin where the corn was is fine.
The discs contain salicylic acid which helps to relieve pain, reduce swelling and breaks down the corn. Do not use these pads on broken skin.
One word of warning is that these are not to be used by diabetics for some reason, and children under 16 who wish to use them should seek medical attention first.
Being in a job where I am on my feet pretty much all day, my tootsies take a bit of a battering, even in the most comfortable of shoes. I tend to have quite a few problems with my feet and find it hard to get shoes that don't rub so it's inevitable that blisters and corns become part of my life :(.
After developing a corn on the bottom of my foot which became very painful when walking, I set out to find something to obliterate the little beast. As Scholl is a tried and tested brand, I felt quite confident to purchase their Complete Corn Treatment Kit. The kit consists of six corn removal discs which are tiny self adhesive circles containing salicylic acid (the active ingredient which breaks down the corn) which stick over the corn, and then 6 felt self adhesive pads which stick over the corn removal circles to protect it. There are to be used daily and then there are 9 foam self adhesive cushions to stick over the affected area to ease any discomfort while the corn is being broken down. It is important that the corn removal circles aren't placed over healthy skin as the salicylic acid will work to break down any skin it comes into contact with so make sure you only use these if you do have a corn!
I was a bit unconvinced that 6 days worth of treatment would never be enough to blitz the corn but, I carried out the treatment, changing the corn removal disc on a daily basis. I noticed that when I was changing the disc, the corn and the skin surrounding it had gone white and felt a bit soggy (not very nice, sorry if I'm putting you off!) and this continued for the 6 days. I had expected the corn to slowly disappear throughout this time but it just stayed in this condition, white and a bit soggy! Once i'd used up the discs, the time came to use the foam cushions to protect the affected area when walking and standing. The cushions have a circular hole in the middle, which is to be placed over the corn. The adhesive on these cushions was great and the cushions stayed in place all day, as required. Over these 9 days, on closer inspection and a bit of picking (mmm nice!), the white skin of the corn began to come away and I eventually was able to pick away and peel off the hardened skin causing the corn leaving a little crater in my foot! I was most impressed! The corn treatment kit had done its job and I had a much nicer foot!
It is most likely that my corn will return as it was on an area that is under a lot of pressure when I walk, but if and when it does return, I'd be more than happy to use Scholl's Complete Corn Treatment Kit. At £2.99 for 6 days of treatment, it may seem a little bit expensive, but it's a tried and trusted brand and it works! What more can your feet want?!