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Please explain if it is possible that you can get calluses in your mouth?

Please explain if it is possible that you can get calluses in your mouth?

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

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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I had 4 metatarsal head resection in jan. Now am getting callous on third metatarsal. Dr. Says bone regrowth. Is that possible?

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 more

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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?

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?

Gum area: There are many things that can cause this kind of thing. An oral surgeon has the training and knowledge to determine what it is. See an oral surgeon ...Read more

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Son is 2.5 years, since bottle feeding. has a small blister/calus on the middle top lip.He uses a straw cup for while now and still has it. Unusual?

Change cup: It is OK if callus is stable , I would change him to tip-over sip cup to avoid needing suction to get liquid out the bottle, this straw cup may be not much different than a bottle mechanistically, can be bad for his teeth as well ...Read more

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What does a callous feel like?

What does a callous feel like?

Many patients : Describe it as a bump. It is simply dead skin that has formed. Sometimes it could hurt but not always. ...Read more

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How do I treat calluses?

How do I treat calluses?

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 more

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How do I remove calluses?

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 more

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Does a callus have a seed?

Seedless.: No. Even though a callus is sometimes described as a "corn", it does not have a seed. Plants have seeds. There may be darkened areas that look like seeds but they are usually small clotted capillaries. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


Callus (Definition)

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