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warts vs corns vs calluses

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Not effective.: Warts are caused by a virus that lives in the deeper part of the skin. Corns and calluses are a reaction of the skin to mechanical irritation, whether ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
14 years experience Podiatry
Lesions: A wart is caused by a virus. A corn or callus is usually caused by pressure from an outside source claisingthe skin to become thick.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: A corn or callous is the build up of dead skin over a boney area. A wart is a vascular growth caused by a virus.
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Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor.: Your doctor can shave the callus off the top of the lesion and determine whether it is a callus with a core, or an actual wart. Treatments for each ca ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
A callous: Is dead skin, a wart is a virus. A wart can often look like a callous. A callous could turn into a wart just like skin can....
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes...: A wart can develop at a callus site.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Duct tape: There is actually good experience with covering the lesions with a strip of duct tape. Leave it on until is either gets messy or falls off, and then ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
27 years experience Dermatology
Wart Treatments: Yes. It can spread. Here are some otc treatments. 1. Salicylic acid. This is most effective against plantar warts (warts on the soles of the feet). O ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Apparently the wart healed. Give the resulting tissue time to remodel. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole gra ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Quite broad question: All the conditions you are asking about can be examined by a podiatrist. The cause of each and the appropriate treatment is not the same for all. Wa ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Calhoun
Specializes in Dermatology
Wart has dark spots,: Warts if looked at under a magnifying glass one can usually see dark spots. A corn has a more round appearance and glassy appearance and is more c ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Myxoid cyst????: Your description is too vague for much comment. Either include the details or go see a DR. Meanwhile, look up myxoid cyst.
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Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
SEE IT: Only by a doctor seeing it can a correct diagnosis be made.

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