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Callous (Definition)

Callus is a noun meaning a localized thickening of the skin, and a verb meaning to form that skin thickening (especially on the palm of a hand or the sole of a foot, caused by repeated pressure or friction). Callous has a meaning related to callus, but callous is not used to describe skin. As an adjective, it means toughened or unfeeling. As a verb, it means to make or ...Read more


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Popped blister on big toe side. Now its hard almost like callous. Been about 5 days now. Is this normal? Not painful really.

Popped blister on big toe side. Now its hard almost like callous. Been about 5 days now. Is this normal? Not painful really.

Callosity: A blister is from acute friction. A callosity, the hard part, is from chronic friction. Check your footwear. Check the size against a Bannock device found in most shoe stores and get a pair the is IMMEDIATELY comfortable. Don't worry about length of shoe by feeling where your toe are. I would guess your shoe was too narrow. ...Read more

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Calluses on toes hurt. Can there be blister underneath?

Calluses on toes hurt. Can there be blister underneath?

Yes: Or more commonly, slight bleeding and bruising of the soft tissues under the callus tissue can cause a lot of pain. See a podiatrist to get relief. ...Read more

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How to remove warts, calluses, & blisters on feet?

How to remove warts, calluses, & blisters on feet?

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. Warts are viruses resulting in a skin lesion. Calluses/corns are your skin's way of protecting itself from pressure. Blisters are breaks/peels in the skin resulting from friction but can be the result of internal injury/inflammation. Get checked. ...Read more

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I had a blister few days ago...its dried up but now the skin is hard & greenish...I dn't hv a fever,no red streaks,no pain..why the green?.callus??

I had a blister few days ago...its dried up but now the skin is hard & greenish...I dn't hv a fever,no red streaks,no pain..why the green?.callus??

Biliverdin: If there was any bleeding in the blister, hemoglobin is undergoing the normal process of color changes from red to bluish green/green. It will fade with time. The breakdown of hemoglobin called biliverdin produces green color. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a callus or blister on inner index finger?

How can I get rid of a callus or blister on inner index finger?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My five year old daughter has a blood blister under a callus on her hand. What should I do?

My five year old daughter has a blood blister under a callus on her hand. What should I do?

Nothing, as: long as there are no signs of infection (increased redness, swelling, warmth, pain). This blood will reabsorb on it's own. Do not try to puncture or "burst" it, as you will increase the chance of introducing infection. If you notice signs of infection, contact her pediatrician immediately. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i get rid of a blister and a callus on one hand without a doctor visit?

Can you tell me how could i get rid of a blister and a callus on one hand without a doctor visit?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Teeny tiny bumps on palms. Hard to tell, but no cauliflower texture. Look like fluid blisters or callouses, but no pain. Can blisters be painless?

Teeny tiny bumps on palms. Hard to tell, but no cauliflower texture. Look like fluid blisters or callouses, but no pain. Can blisters be painless?

Blisters: Painless blisters are quite uncommon. You have two options: 1: Go to your primary doctor. 2: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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5-6 tiny pinprick bumps on palms & palm side of fingers. Warts, or tiny blisters/callouses? I drove 300mi on Sat... but remember no palm pain.

5-6 tiny pinprick bumps on palms & palm side of fingers. Warts, or tiny blisters/callouses? I drove 300mi on Sat... but remember no palm pain.

Dyshidrotic eczema: is the most common cause of this symptom characterized, as you describe, by irritation/inflammation resulting in small pin-head sized blisters which coalesce and lead to peeling and itching. Associated factors include stress, swings in temperature, hands in water or chemicals. Keep moisturized, regulate stress, wear gloves. May need prescription steroid cream from PCP or Dermatologist. Stay well:) ...Read more

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How do you remove a callous on the heels?

How do you remove a callous on the heels?

Try: to remove them with pumice stone or Emory board after you bathe. When the skin is soft it is the best time to do so. Also cream with uric acid or any emulsifying creams will also help. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. If the callus is too thick, debridement by a podiatrist is needed. also it is a good idea to have it checked out and make sure it is callus ...Read more

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Does a callous on your fingertip go numb?

Most assuredly.: Any guitar player worth his salt will be glad to show you his callused finger tips and demonstrate just how desensitized they are. ...Read more

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How to remove callous from the bottom of my feet ?

How to remove callous from the bottom of my feet ?

Scrape or sand.: If very thick you can use a sharp blade to shave this down to pain. If relatively thin there are a number of devices one can purchase at the beauty supply store. Some look like microplane cheese graters and others like coarse blocks of sandpaper. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corn/callous on foot help?

What's a good way to cure corn/callous on foot help?

Corns/callus: Try removing any added stress in those areas. Padding can be helpful along with changes in footwear. Evaluation by a podiatrist would be beneficial. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

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