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Suggest treatment for infected corn

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I HAVE AN INFECTED TOE FROM A CORN-IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN USE AS A SOAK?
Posted Wed, 20 Aug 2014 in Lump
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Apply Salicylic acid.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Salicylic acid is keratolytic, it can help to soften the corn.Salicylic acid cans in form of plasters, pads , drops and plasters.

Since its red and swollen apply local antibiotics cream.If there is pus formation then thoroughly clean it with soap, apply antibiotic cream , take oral antibiotics and keep it covered with bandages.

If never checked for sugar levels, then get it checked.

Hope this helps.Regards.
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