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I have this bump on my callous of my left foot, it feels hard like I have a rock under my skin. I have been googling things it could be. Please help me!

I have this bump on my callous of my left foot, it feels hard like I have a rock under my skin. I have been googling things it could be. Please help me!

IPK?: An intractable plantar keratosis (ipk) is a discrete, focused callus, usually about 1 cm, on the plantar aspect of the forefoot which typically occur beneath one or more metatarsal heads or under another area of pressure. ...Read more

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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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My heels/side of my feet are a really really dark color I scrape & peel off the dead skin/callous nothing works it started since I been wearing hills.

My heels/side of my feet are a really really dark color I scrape & peel off the dead skin/callous nothing works it started since I been wearing hills.

Wearing high heels: If wearing shoes, especially womens dress heels barefooted, you can create a lot of friction from motion of feet in shoes. If you wear hosiery it will likely help. Also, daily footcare using exfoliating creams/soaps/lotions and/or pumice stonehi can help remove surface layers of builtup callus and keep skin soft and more elastic. ...Read more

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I've noticed that the heel of my feet are turning the color of my skin tone. I am dark brown. And I have a sore that looks like a callous that has a h?

I've noticed that the heel of my feet are turning the color of my skin tone. I am dark brown. And I have a sore that looks like a callous that has a h?

Foreign body: If the callosity is coming to a head, you have a foreign body that is being extruded. If the "callus" id painful and on the sole, it would be a plantar wart. This needs careful removal of all the thick dead skin until you can see tipping dot in the middle. While the core is exposed let a dermatologist freeze it with liquid N2. Not concerned about the pigmentation. Brown is beautiful!! ...Read more

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There's a blister on my foot that feels like a callous. There is dark red under the skin. I've had it a while. Is it a blood blister? How do I get rid

Blood blister: It could be a blood blister - these can take a few weeks to reabsorb. Other dark red skin lesions include hemangiomas, which are basically abnormal collections of blood vessels. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of thick skin on feet. Calluses?

How do you get rid of thick skin on feet. Calluses?

Callus removal: Calluses build up from wear and tear, and may be worse with dry skin. Otc home remedies include a pumice stone or pediegg type of device (helps to soak feet first), or many salons can do a pedicure. If severe, if blisters or bleeding underneath callus, or if you have diabetes or sensory nerve problems, best to see primary care doc or podiatrist. A good moisturizing foot cream can help prevent. ...Read more

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If I can soak my feet in epson salt and shave off dead callus skin on my feet is it ok or should I stop cause the dead skin reappears a few days later?

If I can soak my feet in epson salt and shave off dead callus skin on my feet is it ok or should I stop cause the dead skin reappears a few days later?

Okay to shave, but..: You should determine why the callus is forming in the first place. Callus is the result of some force being applied to the skin. Whether it's from a shoe, the way you walk or the shape of your foot. You may need a different style shoe or some type of pad or support to go in certain shoes when you are doing certain activities that may be more stressful and irritating to your skin. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I had a callus at the top of my foot, it was tough skin and kind of dark. Started apllying corn and callus remover, now its gone but there's a red spot?

Irritation: It is likely that the redness you see is residual irritation from the corn/callus remover. Protect the skin from the sun. Apply a moisturizer and Hydrocortisone and with some time the redness should fade. Should it persist beyond a few weeks seek the advice of a board certified dermatologist in your area. ...Read more

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hard yellow lump under skin on both feet before and it went away now it's back on the left foot and it hurts to walk, also on thumbs like callus.,?

hard yellow lump under skin on both feet before and it went away now it's back on the left foot and it hurts to walk, also on thumbs like callus.,?

Hard toe lumps: These limps can be warts; sometimes they look yellowish and other times they look like they have small dots in it. If you pinch it, does it hurt/ Warts usually hurt with the pinch test. Calluses do not. See a Podiatrist and have them checked out. ...Read more

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Corns/callouses; a lot of skin peeling off of my feet! Why?

Probably a fungus: It's probably a fungal infection. Try a topical anti fungal cream or go to a podiatrist and get it cultured to make sure. It could also be some form of dermatitis. ...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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How do I treat corns/ callous under my feet?

How do I treat corns/ callous under my feet?

Severall things: First get some very good shoes and ones the right size and with very good support. Next, treat the corn and calluses with softening agents and wear padding over the areas in question. Next use an apporpriate emory, rasp, drimmel, or other device to pare, currette or file down the hard lesions. You may need special orthotics and to see a foot/ankle orthopedist or podiatrist. Correct defects. ...Read more

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My husband has developed knots on the soles of his feet, and several hard white callous like growths on his palms. What could be going on?

My husband has developed knots on the soles of his feet, and several hard white callous like growths on his palms. What could be going on?

May be corns, warts: A person with firm bumps on the soles most commonly has corns or warts. Corns are thickened skin areas, but warts are thickened areas with distorted "fingerprint" lines due to virus infection of the skin cells. A dermatologist or primary doctor should evaluate. On the palms, calluses (which are similar to corns) form if a person is getting pressure or friction repeatedly on certain palmar areas. ...Read more

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Treated callous with ointment and wrap foot with gald wrap. Then started to get pain under ball of foot. 1year pain still very bad. Damage to nerve?

Treated callous with ointment and wrap foot with gald wrap. Then started to get pain under ball of foot. 1year pain still very bad. Damage to nerve?

Possible nerve: Nerve injuries tends to occur when standing and sitting and can be described as "tingly or burning." If your pain is only when your standing you may have injured one of the small bones under the ball of your foot called "sesamoids." ...Read more