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Care for calluses caused by sitting a lot


Ho Chi Minh City is far away, I mainly work from home, recently my butt area has acne, calluses and roughness. How to handle this situation, this is the first time I encountered this problem. (Hanh, 25 years old).

Reply:

During the pandemic, people mostly work from home, sedentary, sitting for more than 8 hours a day makes the body tired, the skin lacks vitality, especially the skin that is easy to rough, callous, and floating. pimples or fatty deposits and sagging.

When the buttock muscles are immobilized, the pelvis reduces the movement of the pelvic rotation, causing compression in the waist, causing back pain, long-term fatigue, bone pain, decreased self-confidence.

Some other reasons such as the preference of wearing tight pants or with rough and tight materials such as wool, jeans, nylon… harm the nervous system and vascular system of the buttocks and legs, causing stagnation of circulation. blood, easy to store fatty tissue and reduce the firmness of muscle tissue as well as make the skin of the buttocks prone to roughness, roughness, aging… Hot baths, abuse of fast food with a lot of starch, grease . Staying up late, lack of sleep often, stress … also make the skin bad because of the accumulation of fatty tissue, increased sebum secretion on the skin…

To help fix it, you need to adjust your sitting position to suit, balance, so that the hips are slightly higher than the knees, the feet are on the floor, and the buttocks are resting on a smooth surface. Exercise daily with the appropriate duration and exercises to keep your butt healthy and beautiful. Do not sit for too long to work for a long time, but get up and move your body to work.

Avoid wearing tight clothing whenever possible and shower immediately after exercising or sweating. Soaps containing benzoyl peroxide and or other antibacterial agents should be used to reduce bacteria and prevent infection in these pimples. Exfoliating regularly, avoiding excessive scrubbing and exfoliation, will irritate and worsen the problem of keratinization.

Maintain a balanced diet, healthy daily routine and exercise, and avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. Regularly massage areas of the skin that are subject to pressure, pressure or rubbing such as the buttocks, apply a cream containing caffeine, retinoid every day. Regularly apply appropriate moisturizer to improve the condition of dry, thickened skin…

If home remedies don’t work, you should see a dermatologist for a prescription for an anti-keratosis gel or cream, or an appropriate oral medication to improve the skin in this area.

Dr. Dr. Le Thai Van Thanh
Head of Dermatology & Skin Aesthetics Department, University Hospital of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City

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