Fish eyes cause discomfort and even pain when pressed. Therefore, even though it is not a dangerous condition, the eyelets must be handled appropriately so as not to interfere with your daily activities. What medicines for eyelets are needed? See below.
The most common symptoms of eyelets
Walking with the soles of your feet experiencing fish eyes feels like walking on a small rock. There are things that are bumpy and uncomfortable. Have you ever felt it? If yes, maybe you really have eyelets. Other signs such as:
- There are hardened lumps
- The area of the skin around the knob feels thick and rough.
- Pain under the skin
- Some skin is peeled off
Types of eyelets
There are several types of drugs used for eyelets. This drug is available in various forms. Starting from cream, plaster, or there are also those who use pipettes (liquid).
Reported on the Medscape page, there are 3 types of drugs that are used to treat eyelets or clavus, with keratolytic agents, corticosteroids, and retinoids.
1. Keratolytic agents
Keratolytic is a substance that can dissolve protein or keratin contained in the eyes of fish and dead skin around it. This substance makes the skin layer soften and peel off. Some drugs included in the keratolytic type are:
Topical salicylic acid
This salicylic acid can fight bacteria and fungi. This salicylic acid will help soften the fish eye layer so that it can be easily removed. There are various forms of topical salicylic acid, in the form of gel, liquid, patch, and foam.
When using this type of drug you should protect the skin around the eyelets with moisturizing petrolatum. How to use topical salicylic acid which is gel and liquid is quite easy by applying it directly to the eye of the fish. For salicylic acid in the form of patches, it is usually placed overnight.
Use this type of drug in accordance with the instructions shown on the packaging label. The most common standard treatment for eyelets is to use salicylic acid, which is usually also used in the treatment of warts.
Ammonium lactate can erode parts of the skin in the dead skin layer, so that it can thin out the thickened skin. Skin thickening caused by fish eyes will be eroded with ammonium while softening dry and scaly skin.
Ammonium lactate commonly used for eyelets is 12 percent ammonium lactate in the form of a cream or ointment. This ammonium lactate is present in the drugs AmLactin, Lac-Hydrin, and Lactinol.
Topical urea used to treat eyelets is found in creamy, Aquadrate, Calmid, or Nutraplus. Urea can treat dry skin and iktiosis as well as moisturizers. Ikitiosis is a disorder of keratin formation on the skin so that the skin becomes rough, scaly, and thick as found in fish eyes.
Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties, so it is needed in dealing with eyelets especially in the eyes of fish that are increasingly disturbing. The type of corticosteroid used is Triamcinolone, which can be found in aristospan drugs, IV cognogs, or Trivaris. This drug is usually given as an injection by a doctor.
Retinoids used for the treatment of clavus are topical tretionine, which can be found in the drug atralin, avita, or refissa.
This topical tretionine is in the form of a cream and gel that is applied to the fish eye. This tretionine treats wounds so that the fish's eyes heal quickly. This drug is available in doses of 0.025%, 0.05%, and 0.1% in cream form. There is also a gel containing tretionine as much as 0.025 percent.
Not only eyelets, so get lost quickly do these tips
In order for the fish's eye to heal faster, in addition to medication, support is also needed as below:
- Soak the feet that have eyelets for 5-10 minutes. Then rub with pumice in a circular motion
- Use a moisturizer every day at your feet. Before going to bed you should apply a moisturizer around dry and hardened fish eyes then cover with socks.
- Use shoes and socks that are right when walking
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