The Hansaplast Corn Plaster softens corns thanks to its active ingredient salicylic acid. Located in the centre of the foam ring, this ingredient acts by loosening the structure holding the cells of the corn. The calloused skin and the intercellular substance holding its layers together are loosened, which leads to increased hydration and the softening of the area. As a result the corn can then also be easily peeled off. Available in easy-to-apply strips, these plasters offer coverage and relief for even those hard-to-cover parts of the foot and also provide long-term protection thanks to the very reliable adhesive.
Warning: Not suitable for diabetics or people with circulatory problems.
Based on clinical studies, this product is confirmed to be skin-compatible.
How to Use
Thoroughly clean and dry the affected area. Apply the plaster by placing the center of the foam ring directly on the corn. Replace the plaster after 2 days. After 4 days, remove the now softened corn in a warm salt or soap bath. Repeat if necessary.
One plaster contains 0.04g salicylic acid.
Do not use if skin is hypersensitive to salicylic acid, salicylates, rubber or if skin is damaged or diseased. Do not use if you are diabetic or if you have circulatory disorders. It is not suitable for treatment of infants.
In the case of restricted renal function, seek advice from doctor.
The plaster may not come into contact with mucous membranes.
Avoid contact with the eyes in particular. Salicylic acid can increase the permeability of the skin to other locally applied medicaments. Local skin irritations (burning or reddening) occur in rare cases. Allergic skin reactions may occur in individual cases.
Without medical advice you should not use several plasters at the same time over a longer period of time.
Store in a dry place, not above 25˚C.
For external use only.
Only for single use – for each application use a new Corn Plaster to obtain/retain described product function.
|6.8 cm x 1.9 cm
Frequently Asked Questions (13)
1. What is a corn and how do I get it?The skin is made up of several layers. The outer layer, the epidermis, acts as a protective barrier for the deeper, more sensitive layers of the skin.
If the skin is exposed to permanent pressure and friction e.g. from ill-fitting shoes, it reacts by building up the outer layer, thus forming calloused skin. If the pressure persists, the calloused skin can form a corn with a hard core that reaches the deeper, sensitive skin structures and thus causes pain.
2. What can I do to prevent corns?We can do a lot to keep our feet in good condition, e.g. wearing well-fitting shoes and using special moisturising foot creams. Nevertheless, sore spots, corns and calloused skin are a common problem. As a preventive measure we recommend Hansaplast Pressure Protection Rings as soon as first signs are recognised. The soft and self-adhesive pads provide immediate pain relief and protect the sensitive areas of the feet against pressure and friction.
3. How should I use a Hansaplast Corn Plaster?Thoroughly clean and dry the affected area. Apply the plaster by placing the centre of the foam ring directly on the corn. Replace the plaster after two days.
After four days, remove the now softened corn in a warm salt or soap bath.
Treatment can be repeated, if necessary.
4. How does salicylic acid work?The salicylic acid contained in the centre of the foam ring softens the callous skin of the corn. It acts by loosening the intercellular structure which holds together the cells of the corn. This leads to an increased hydration, which causes the corn to swell and soften, so it can be easily peeled of.
5. How much salicylic acid is in a Hansaplast Corn Plaster?A Hansaplast Corn Plaster contains 0.04 g salicylic acid.
7. Can I apply a Hansaplast Corn Plaster to hands too?The feet are most commonly affected by corns. Occasionally, a corn develops in other areas such as hands or fingers, e.g. in relation to mechanical strain and pressure.
These corns can also be treated with a Hansaplast Corn Plaster according to the instructions for use.
8. Why should I not use several Hansaplast Corn Plasters at the same time if I have more than one corn?
If you want to use several plasters over a longer period of time, we recommend you seek medical advice in order to avoid the risk of increased absorption of salicylic acid.
9. Why should I not use the Hansaplast Corn Plaster if I suffer from diabetes?In general, people suffering from diabetes have to take great care of their feet. It may be necessary to consult a podiatrist or doctor for advice on foot care.
Diabetics are at risk of developing disturbed wound healing, infections or ulcerations. They should therefore avoid any risk of injuring their feet, e.g. when removing corns, trimming their nails or walking barefoot.
Moreover, diabetes is often accompanied by neuropathy, which may lead to impaired sensitivity and ability to experience pain.
10. Can I use Hansaplast Corn Plasters if I am hypersensitive to rubber?No, you should not use Hansaplast Corn Plasters if you are hypersensitive to rubber, because the adhesive mass is rubber-based.
11. Can I use Hansaplast Corn Plasters if I am pregnant?In general, we recommend that you consult your doctor if you want to use a medicinal product during pregnancy or if you have questions.
6. How often should I change a Hansaplast Corn Plaster?We recommend that you change the plaster after two days, replace it with a new plaster and remove the second plaster after another two days.
This treatment can be repeated, if necessary.
Usually the corn will then be softened and can be removed easily in a warm salt or soap bath.
12. Are Hansaplast Corn Plasters suitable for children?Children should not use several plasters at the same time over a longer period of time without medical advice. In general, children are not be affected by corns as corns are a typical ailment of adults and the elderly. It is therefore recommended that you consult a doctor for diagnosis and to avoid a mix-up with other skin lesions such as warts.
13. Can I use a Hansaplast Corn Plaster to remove warts?No, the Hansaplast Corn Plaster is not indicated to be used for wart removal.