A 28-year-old member asked:
is there more than one good way to treat corns?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Keira Barr answered
21 years experience Dermatology
Yes: If corns are painful, the treatment goal is to remove the pressure or friction to give it time to heal. Initial treatment are home remedies including wearing roomy shoes, protecting them with moleskin or soaking corn in water and paring down with pumice stone or applying over counter salicylic acid product. If these options fail, then surgery can be considered.
Answered on Jul 5, 2013
Dr. Michael Fisher answered
31 years experience Dermatology
Corns: Corns and calluses can be treated with many types of medicated products to chemically pare down the thickened, dead skin. These products are share the same active ingredient -- salicylic acid, the ingredient used in over-the-counter wart-removal products.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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