If you have stubborn corns on the bottom of your feet that are giving you trouble, the experts at Best Foot Doctor have a solution that may give you much needed relief. Using salicylic acid with benzocaine to treat these corns can help reduce size and symptoms within just a few weeks. We are pleased to offer this treatment for our patients and invite you to call us and schedule an appointment if you have any further questions.
What Does Salicylic Acid with Benzocaine Do?
Understanding what a specific treatment does can help ease anxiety when you have to visit a podiatrist for the care of a foot concern. When our staff uses salicylic acid with benzocaine (sometimes called Salinocaine), it targets the virus that created the corns in the first place. After the treatment is applied at your podiatrist’s office, you will need to leave it on for 2-3 days. Your podiatrist may prescribe other solutions to help the treatment be more effective. Some patients will require multiple office visits to completely remove the corns. If the corns do respond to salicylic acid treatment, your podiatrist may discuss the possibilities of surgery to remove your corns.
Should I Try Salicylic Acid to Treat My Corns At Home?
It can be tempting to pick up an over-the-counter salicylic acid treatment to try to treat the corns on the bottom of your feet. Attempting this treatment at home can be ineffective at best and dangerous at worst. These treatments not only remove diseased or virus-infected skin, but they can also remove healthy keratin and skin. These types of at-home treatments are especially dangerous for individuals with diabetes.
Another issue with at-home treatments is the unknown root cause of your corns. An experienced podiatrist can assess your situation and help you understand why corns are on the bottom of your feet. Even if they could be effective, treatments at home may not treat the root cause of the concern.
Finding Best Foot Doctor in New York City (NYC) to Remove Corns with Salicylic Acid and Benzocaine
It is not hard to find the Best Foot Doctor in New York City. We have offices in Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn that are open and accepting new patients. Give our offices a call today to schedule an appointment for a consultation about the corns on the bottom of your feet.