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Corn Cap used by Diabetic and corn has appeared again, Please advice

My MIL has diabetes and had used a corn cap. The corn has re-appeared again. We wish to avoid surgery or any complications. Please advice.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jun 2010
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Hi. Corns usually result in the areas of pressure. A corn cap would have have salicyclic acid which chemically pare down the thickened, dead skin. Salicyclic acid is not recomemded for diabetics. You can use well fitting, comfortable shoes...the idea is to avoid pressure and friction. You can also use pads which are available over the counter. Please do not cut the corn and consult a footcare specialist
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