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Callus: A callus (or callosity) is a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation. Biologically, calluses are formed by the accumulation of terminally differentiated keratinocytes in the outermost layer of skin. Since intraoral tissue is non-keratinized, you'll get ulcers, not calluses. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/callus. ...Read more
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
I had 4 metatarsal head resection in jan. Now am getting callous on third metatarsal. Dr. Says bone regrowth. Is that possible?
Bone growth possible: Yes. I believe you are speaking of a callus beneath the 3rd metattarsal. Bone re-growth is possible after surgery. An x-ray should be taken to see the orientation of the lengths of mets 2 and 4, with respect to the 3rd. If the 3rd metatarsal is longer than the second, it will bear more weight causinf a callus beneath it. An accommodative orthotic can be fabricate to alleviate this problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a white hardened layer over my gums in my mouth. originally my dentist said it was a callous but it has spread now. Is it oral cancer?
Skin colored, firm pea size pump on inner labia min near vag opening. No pain/itch/odor/head. Std -. Unprotected oral only. Never pregs. Cyst? Callus?
Cyst: Most of the time these are benign cysts but have it checked. ...Read more
Self-care, or doctor: For self-care of calluses, one can try over-the-counter treatments available at most drugstores. Usually, one puts a medicine on the callus to soften it, and later sands or scrapes it down with a rough stone. At a doctor's office, the doctor can shave or currette away thickened dead skin layers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calluses: The classic method is to buy a pumice stone and just file them down. The skin of calluses and very thick and has no nerve tissue, so it is not painful at all. You just have to keep after them and do this on a regular basis. The other approach is to use a combination of dr. Scholl's donut pads to relieve the pressure and to apply a film of salicylic acid (or plaster) on a daily basis to the callus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often expected.: Recurring calluses, especially in the feet, are expected if the root cause of the callus formation is not identified. There are quite a few potential causes including, but not limited to bone structure, function, infection and shoe wear. Seeing a podiatrist should help you with the complexities of callus formation and its potential to recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain, pressure: This is thickening of stratum corneum as protective mechanism for i'll fitting shoes or abnormal bone stricter. These can be thinned with blade but the underlying gait disturbance has to be addressed with padding, corrective footwear , or surgery by a podiatrist if necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See answe: Tympanosclerosis is a condition in which there is calcification of tissue in the eardrum (myringosclerosis) or middle ear and if extensive, it may affect hearing. Precise cause(s) not well understood but may be related to prior chronic ear infections, trauma (e.g. prior insertion of ear tubes), or atherosclerosis. Sometimes confused with cholesteatoma or otosclerosis. ENT evaluation recommended. ...Read more
Sure it's calluses?: Callus formation is typically due to chronic mechanical pressure on an area of skin. Be sure of the diagnosis with your physician. It may be warts or other skin conditions that can mimic callouses. For calluses filing down the dead layer of skin after soaking them in warm water with epsom salts works well and should not cause any pain. ...Read more
Try cream: There are many creams that are otc some prescribed and others dispensed by doctors. In general creams that help soften calluses may include, urea, ammonium lactate, salicylic acid, glycerine and many other ingredients. Your doctor can help you decide which one may be best for you. It is important to make sure you do not have any sensitivities to the ingredients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
A callus is an area of skin that has become toughened, thick, and hard as a result of repeated pressure, friction or other irritation. Most commonly found on the feet due to walking. Generally calluses are not harmful. Calluses can also form on the fingers due to use of writing utensils, musical instruments, or even rock climbing. They are formed by keratinocytes in the ...Read more