What Are Calluses?
Calluses or what is known in medical language as ‘Cullus’ is a thickening that occurs in the skin. Calluses usually affect the hands and soles of the feet a lot. Calluses can occur as a result of too much or too often the constant pressure or friction that occurs repeatedly at the same place in the skin of the body over time there is a thickening of the skin. This thickening of the skin actually occurs as the body’s natural response to the repeated friction and pressing so that there is no pressure or rubbing on the skin.
For this reason, when these calluses occur in healthy people, they are harmless and actually do not need to be removed because this is a form of defense for the body from injury. It’s just that from time to time, calluses can cause discomfort and cause pain. In addition, in most cases encountered, it is the problem of appearance that makes a person want to remove calluses from his hands and feet. However, this is different from people with diabetes mellitus (diabetes) or other conditions that cause poor blood flow to the legs.
In this patient, calluses should be removed immediately because there is a greater risk of complications from the calluses themselves which can cause sores or ulcers. For this reason, especially for patients with this patient, you should immediately deal with calluses that appear on the skin of the body, of course, how to overcome them must be accompanied by a recommendation from a doctor, do not remove calluses yourself.
How to Get Rid of Calluses
The best way to solve a problem is to avoid the cause itself. Likewise with calluses, to avoid and overcome calluses is to avoid the causes of calluses. Avoiding the cause is by limiting activities that can trigger skin thickening, such as riding an intense motorbike, wearing shoes every day and all day long and so on. So what if the calluses have already appeared on the skin of the body? How to handle it.
- Soak your feet using warm water after bathing for about 20 minutes. After that, rub the calluses with a pumice stone.
- Never cut your own calluses with a knife or scissors. This is to avoid infection due to the non-sterile tools you use. If a calloused wound occurs, this will immediately make it difficult for you in the future.
- Give moisturizer to the hands or feet that often perform activities that can cause pressure and friction.
- Give fluids containing salicylic acid (callusol) sufficiently to the callous area. You can apply it using gauze. Use this ritual regularly and change the gauze 2 times a day.
Here are some ways to deal with calluses. If calluses feel very painful or are inflamed and swollen, it’s a good idea to see a doctor immediately to have your health checked. In addition, for people with diabetes mellitus, when they want to treat calluses, it is better to consult a doctor first. Flawless and flawless white skin is of course anyone’s dream, so getting rid of calluses is one way to get white and smooth skin.