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Peeled corn removal pad on ankle. Sore and red. Used silverdine, kept covered and open. How to heal it?

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About 2 weeks ago I found a corn removal pad on my ankle. I peeled it off and forgot about it. The sore, looks like a burn, is red and about size of half dollar. I have usd silverdine, salves,kept covered and kept open. What can I do to heal this red sore? Thanks, Judith
Posted Sun, 19 May 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. G.Srinivasan 4 hours later
Welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately, it takes time to heal as the skin is thick in that area.
Things that promote healing are
1. Keep the area clean and dry.
2. Prevent contamination while walking ( to be kept covered).
3. Vitamin C - upto 2 grams a day- available as tasty chewable 500 mg tablets.
Most importantly, you need to give more time ( upto 4 weeks) and IT WILL HEAL.
Best regards

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