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Is there more than one good way to treat corns?

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Dr. Keira Barr
Pathology 23 years experience
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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
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.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What's a good way to cure corns?

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Dr. Enid Goris
Podiatry 24 years experience
Emollients & Pads: Corns are a response to pressure within your shoes over a bony prominence. Therefore, gel or foam accommodations is one easy approach. Then of course applying creams and ointments such as vit a & d oint is a great inexpensive choice. Buying wider shoes is another alternative. If all conservative treatments fail, then surgery can be considered.

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