How To Reduce Pain In Fish Eye Sufferers?

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, the sole of my friend’s toes looked like a fish’s eye, the wound looked like it was torn and the inner skin was visible. What medicine can cure it? Or a way to reduce the pain? R nThank you.

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Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Fish eye, or what in medical science is called the clavus, is a thickening of the skin that can be caused by repeated friction or pressure. The clavus is usually round in shape with a hard center surrounded by inflamed skin. To some people, this skin disorder looks like a fish's eye, hence the name. Among the body parts that are often exposed to fish eyes are the feet.


Some of the risk factors for the appearance of a fish eye are:

Smoker. This is especially true for smokers who often wear lighters, resulting in repeated friction on their thumbs and fish eyes.
Don't use socks. Without socks, the friction between the feet and footwear is more likely and can lead to clavus development.
Using uncomfortable shoes or footwear. Uncomfortable here could be due to the model which has the right, or the size is too small. Again, this triggers the friction, then then the fish eye.
Other friction, such as playing a musical instrument frequently, using tools or other things that make certain parts of the skin rub together frequently.
Having a crooked leg deformity or defect (Hammer toe).
Do not use gloves.
Have scars or warts.


When a doctor diagnoses a fish eye, usually only a physical exam is needed. X-rays can be done, but very rarely and only in very dubious cases. Regarding handling, there are several ways that can be done, including by thinning the thickened skin with a knife, using drugs in the form of creams or ointments containing salicylic acid to soften dead skin, and providing adjustable shoe pads. Our advice, keep checking your friend's condition to the doctor so that your fish eye can be treated according to your friend's situation.


To reduce pain, one thing your friend can do is avoid pressing on the fish's eye. The trick is to use larger size footwear, use pads or coatings on the fish eye area, or if it really hurts, it can be helped by taking over-the-counter painkillers by reading the rules of use first.


Also, because you describe the wound as torn, tell your friend to keep the area clean to avoid infection. I wish your friend a speedy recovery.


That's all, hope it helps.


dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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