Calluses Foot In Diabetics?
good afternoon, my father has been suffering from diabetes for a long time, but not for about two weeks his legs appear hard calluses like fish eyes, and continue to grow until they are bigger than 500 coins .. the main cause and how to deal with it huh? in order to prevent it because the 1st leg grows too much and, thanks in advance
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The appearance of hardening in the enlarged area of the skin can be many possible causes, for example:
Clavus (fish eye)
Hypertrophic or keloid scars (scar tissue that forms after inflammation and extends)
Infections, for example tinea pedis, impetigo, warts, cellulitis
Others, hyperkeratosis, for example benign or malignant tumors, variations in skin from birth, and so on
Handling these conditions can be a variety of ways. If it's true that the fish eye is the trigger, then the doctor can perform surgery or provide medicine to overcome it. However, if it turns out to be another cause, then different treatments can be done. Therefore, you better take your father first to check his complaint directly to the doctor or the nearest dermatologist. The following steps can be taken at home to prevent worsening and spread of complaints at your father's feet:
Be diligent about washing feet with antiseptic soap
Check the condition of the foot every day, if there are wounds, immediately clean and consult a doctor so as not to expand
Give your father footwear that is clean, comfortable, and in accordance with the size of his feet so that his feet can be protected during activities
Apply a moisturizer on your father's skin so it doesn't dry out
Ask your father to take medication for diabetes regularly, including also undergoing dietary adjustments according to doctor's recommendations
Remind your father to stay away from cigarettes
Hope this helps ...