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how does corn remover work

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
It's the shoes....: The theory is not all that complicated. Corns, or other descriptives of hard skin, are the result of pressure. normal skin gets trapped in-between two ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist or dermatologist. They should be able to help you.
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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
First, : First, i would make sure it is a corn as opposed to a callus. Corns are caused by too much pressure in combination with friction. They are essential ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: If not causing pain, you don't have to. If you choose to, there are over the counter corn removers that use acid, there are pumice stones too. If nec ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be we ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Curling iron burn: How bad of a burn? Did it blister? If you are worried it isn't healing or that it is infected, please have someone look at it. If it isn't too seriou ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cell membrane: Most of the topical antifungals work by inhibiting the synthesis of a chemical called ergosterol that fungi need for their cell membranes. I now that ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
42 years experience Podiatry
OTC wart preps: Compound w is similar to most over-the-counter wart preparations- made from a 6% salicylic acid. The amount of acid is regulated by the fda. Stronger ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: It works for some people.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cut them off: Go to your family doctor and have him clip them off. There is no product I am aware of that will help.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottl ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Salicylic Acid Pad: Removing a wart with an over-the-counter salicylic acid adhesive pad may be performed by cleaning the area, applying the acid adhesive pad, and subseq ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mireya Wessolossky
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: You may have bacterial vaginosis which needs to be treated with metronidazole instead of Vagisil. Ask you doctor for metronidazol gel for fastest reso ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad idea: Lasers are not intended at all to remove acne, in fact the heat generated could actually make it worse. There are much better treatments like #1 good ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
2 to 40 weeks: Seriously, it can clear them up right away, or seem to take forever. If you scrape the wart down daily, and it's not too big, compound w can work wel ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
It doesn't : Aspirin doesn't work on plantar warts. Sorry but that is not a treatment for plantar warts.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Different theories: I don't know if anyone knows for sure as this hasn't been the subject of much if any research. According to http://hisacne.Com/acne-treatments/natural ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Won't work: I'm sorry somebody told you this. This is a serious chronic disease that is often a grave personal and professional problem. These "pop" remedies are ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Veg oil: Veg oil can lessen constipation a bit but other factors can prevail. Fiber is essential. The ingested oil will be absorbed but IF you consume lots ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
18 years experience Dermatology
Clarification Needed: Hi richard: i am not entirely sure what you meant by "make it grow back?" retinols (r's) are a group of over-the-counter medications, as opposed to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Salicylic acid: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid chemically related to aspirin. It is used in acne for its anti inflammatory and exfoliating ( peeling ) effects ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Demercurio
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably not: Keloid scars are difficult to treat because of the high recurrence rates. There are several treatment options, but only surgery and low dose radiatio ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Hemorrhoids: In a small population of individuals, apple cider vinegar is apparently effective in treating both internal & external hemorrhoids. Theory states drin ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Smith
39 years experience Dentistry
Neither : Bleaching gel is used to whiten the internal part of the tooth or the dentin. Cleaning is done with various forms of toothpaste. Bleaching does not ... Read More
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