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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Pain, pressure: This is thickening of stratum corneum as protective mechanism for i'll fitting shoes or abnormal bone stricter. These can be thinned with blade but th ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
23 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Similar : Both corns and calluses are thickened skin due to pressure and are similar. Calluses are generally on the bottom if the foot in areas of pressure. Cor ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: Soak in warm soapy water and then use a callous file or pumice stone to smooth them down. This will help control them.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Corns and calluses: Grind a few Aspirin tablets and make a paste of it by adding some lemon juice. Apply this paste on the affected areas of skin. Cover the area with a t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Hand lotion: Most over-the-counter corn removal products contain salicylic acid and can cause painful tissue burns if used improperly. You are better off using a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
No some : Are diffuse with no core, corns can be diffuse without a core as well.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: It tends to be common in families but there is no specific gene. It also has to do with what kind of shoes you wear.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
41 years experience in Podiatry
Hammertoes: Corns and calluses are a result of contracture of the toes, and plantarflexing of the metatarsals. Hammertoes are a common problem that can result in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Ryan
Dr. Jay Ryan answered
12 years experience in podiatry
Many: If you are healthy, there are over the counter treatments that are safe such as pads designed to thin the problem area and devices to thin the skin (p ... Read More
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