In diabetes there is a decrease in the body's ability to heal, especially in places with less blood circulation such as legs or feet. That way, it is very important to avoid removing calluses at home as it can cause wounds that are very difficult to heal and can infect.
So, the best way to reduce calyx at home and relieve pain is to:
- Wash your feet well;
- Place the feet in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes;
- Pass pumice lightly on callus.
After doing this small scraping on the foot, you can still apply a moisturizer in the affected place to keep the skin soft and keep the callus from growing.
However, callus lotions, which are sold in pharmacies or supermarkets, should be avoided because they can cause skin lesions, which, although very small, may continue to increase in the diabetic.
Know all the care that the diabetic should have with their feet.
How to speed recovery
In order to accelerate the recovery of the skin and facilitate the removal of the callus, there are some precautions that the diabetic can have during the day such as:
1. Wear comfortable shoes
The ideas shoes should be closed, but soft and comfortable to avoid over pressure in some areas like the big toe or the heel. In this way it is possible to prevent calluses from increasing in size or appearing in other places.
An interesting tip is to use two pairs of shoes during the same day, as this way you can avoid the same pressure zones from one shoe to the other.
2. Keep feet clean and dry
The best way to clean your feet is by washing them with warm water, avoiding using too hot water. This is because hot water, although it may make the callus softer, makes it difficult to heal other minor foot injuries.
After washing the foot, it is still very important to dry very well for the towel, to avoid the development of fungi and to reduce the chances of the foot sliding inside the stocking, which may cause more callus pain.
3. Moisturize feet
Calluses arise due to thickening of the skin in places of high pressure and therefore it is normal for the skin in these places to be drier. So, a good way to reduce calluses or avoid them is to keep your feet skin well moisturized. The best way is to use a good simple, odorless moisturizer or other chemicals that can injure the skin.
Watch the following video how to make an excellent home remedy for foot cracking:
When to go to the doctor
People with diabetes should make regular visits to the podiatrist to assess foot health and avoid complications. In most cases, calluses do not need to be treated by the podiatrist, however, if they arise too often or take too long for better it is recommended to seek the practitioner to initiate the appropriate treatment.