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Superdrug Corn Cushions
Given that my toe hurt and I was suffering from a corn I thought these would be a good idea.
The corn cushions are available online at www.superdrug.com and also in Superdug stores. They cost £1.39 for the pack but there are often offers on the products and so they tend to work out cheaper than this.
The corn cushions are designed to provide immediate relief from the pressure of corns; certainly when suffering from a corn some relief is needed! this relief of the pressure gives double the benefit- no more pain and the cessation of the corn build up, presumably because there is no toe to shoe rubbing. They are also apparently made of a low allergy adhesive but if sensitive to these toes of products I would check because they do contain latex which can be an irritant.
The product come in a pack of 9 with all of the information and instructions on the back of the pack. The 9 corn cushions basically sit on a piece of paper which slides easily out of the packet. The corn cushions are pretty basic and are really a cushioned plaster with a hole in the middle. They peel easily off the paper and are lightly adhesive so that they can stick onto the toe. They have to be placed onto the corn so that the centre of the corn is peeping through the corn cushion and the painful hard skin bit is underneath the cushioned bit. The cushioning is quite soft and because of the shape of the plasters ( round towards the toe and flattened towards the foot) they do fit easily onto the toe. The corn cushions should be changed as needed and used only once.
They shouldn't be used on open wounds and if irritation occurs then use should be discontinued. Also anyone with diabetes or circulatory problems should consult their doctor before using them.
The corn cushions are reasonably priced and easy to use. I found them easy to apply to the corn but although they stick easily to the toe, care has to be taken to ensure they don't fall off when putting on socks or shoes because they can be pulled off quite easily. They can also tend to fall off during the day when walking around and I have had occasions when there is a random plaster inside my sock which isn't the most pleasant feeling.
If they do stay on the toe then the corn cushions do give instant relief and my corn stops hurting. They also caused me no irritation and if the cushion stays on it is nice and easy to pull off without leaving any redness on my toe or causing further discomfort.
I would prefer if they were a bit more sticky and so had a bit extra staying power but for me especially when going out and wearing uncomfortable shoes then they certainly make my toe feel better.
I would buy these again if I suffered from a corn again although hopefully that won't be for a long time from now and hopefully never.
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