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Explain the problems of calluses and corns.?

Explain the problems of calluses and corns.?

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 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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What is the difference between calluses or corns?

What is the difference between calluses or corns?

Not much.: Neither term is a technical term. "corns" are usually what people call the soft calluses that develop on toes, while "calluses" usually refer to the thick skin on the sole of the foot. This thick skin can be diffuse and wide-spread, or have a core or nucleus to it. All usually occur due to pressure or friction; very occasionally trauma or a plugged sweat gland can be a component. ...Read more

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My sister says she has calluses and corns. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has calluses and corns. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Yes: It tends to be common in families but there is no specific gene. It also has to do with what kind of shoes you wear. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my calluses and corns?

Many: If you are healthy, there are over the counter treatments that are safe such as pads designed to thin the problem area and devices to thin the skin (pumice stone, etc.). It is best to use in or immediately after showering. Often, visits to the doctor every 3-6 mo. Will take away the pain by shaving the areas down (it doesnt hurt). ...Read more

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What can I use for calluses and corns if I don't have a doctor?

Prevent rubbing: Callouses and corns are the body's way of responding to friction and rubbing. They are common on the feet, when one toe rubs against another toe, or against a tight shoe. So, the first thing is to cover and protect the areas that are being rubbed with a piece of cotton or a bandaid, and then use a cream with urea and/or Hydrocortisone to soften the corn. It will take months to get better. ...Read more

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I have foot calluses or corns. Can I cut them off myself?

I have foot calluses or corns. Can I cut them off myself?

Not adbisable: You can soften them sand them off no knives and be careful they are hard to shave off without injury even in trained hands you can see a podiatrist wear looser shoes. ...Read more

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Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Not effective.: Warts are caused by a virus that lives in the deeper part of the skin. Corns and calluses are a reaction of the skin to mechanical irritation, whether a pinpoint compression over a bony prominence for a corn, or excessive friction for a callus. Therefore the sal acid may burn the skin where a callus is, but the effect is temporary at best. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a callus and a corn?

What is the difference between a callus and a corn?

Callus vs Corn: There is no difference between a callus or corn. Both were comprised of hyperkeratotic skin. A corn is usually referred to as a callus on a toe. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between a bunion and a callus and a corn? Pain where the tailors bunion is located, but looks like a callus. What is it?

How do I tell the difference between a bunion and a callus and a corn? Pain where the tailors bunion is located, but looks like a callus. What is it?

Bunion: A bunion is a large bump at the base of the big toe. Tailors bunion is a lumb at base of little toe and very common to cause a callous. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a pinky toe corn/callus?

What can I do to get rid of a pinky toe corn/callus?

Conservative : Treatment rendered by a podiatrist would consist of trimming the corn/callous away. Smart shoe selection and possibly paddings to protect the tow would help prevent reformation. Finally, surgery if possible is very practical for this condition as it will fix the problem permenately, and allow you to wear most shoes without a problem. ...Read more

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Can I use liquid corn/callus remover to help get rid of my cold sore?

Can I use liquid corn/callus remover to help get rid of my cold sore?

Not a good idea, but: There are good ways to address cold sores. I prescribe a few different medications that reduce the symptoms and make the cold sores leave faster, but you should get something specific for that application. Mouth tissue is way different from foot tissue ;). ...Read more

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I have a ingrow. hair. looks like a boil it is on my bikini line hurts to walk what can i use to reduce the swollen can i use. corn/callus remover?

I have a ingrow. hair. looks like a boil it is on my bikini line hurts to walk what can i use to reduce the swollen can i use. corn/callus remover?

No U need Md care. .: Get in 2 C Ur PCP. Antibiotics & even draining may B needed. If U do nothing it may run its course, but also may lead 2 serious infection &/or septicemia. ...Read more

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I have a really bad corn/calluses on my pinky toe and I've been using Apple cider vinegar to remove it but it only seems like it's getting worse.

Maybe not a wart....: A bad corn or callus on a 17 year old, although possible, is not all that common. What is common though, is the possibility of a wart. Callus is formed from pressure applied to the skin over time. The pressure causes the skin to harden for protection. Remove the pressure and the callus goes away. A wart is a virus infection. Although it may go away by itself, don't count on it. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for curing corns and calluses?

What are home remedies for curing corns and calluses?

Lotion or surgery. : Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to deal with corns and calluses?

Soaking, Pumice: Stay away from store bought corn pads which contain acid. They may taken off the corn but also take away good skin which can create ulcers and bone infection. The best home remedy is to soak the corns and rub them off with a pumice or callus file. Also need to moisturize the skin to reduce friction when walking which increase the frequency of callus formation. ...Read more

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Can you describe an effective medication for corns and calluses?

Hand lotion: Most over-the-counter corn removal products contain salicylic acid and can cause painful tissue burns if used improperly. You are better off using a pumice stone and moisturizing the area. If lesions are painful, see a podiatrist who can safely trim them and assess the cause. Sometimes, corns are due to toe deformities that can be corrected. Also, ensure your shoes don't fit improperly. ...Read more

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How to remove corns and calluses on your feet?

How to remove corns and calluses on your feet?

Calluses: Corns/calluses form from friction against the skin, but also moisture is needed. On top of changing shoes and socks, try moisture control by using spray deodorant on your feet. This helps decrease moisture. Also file them down daily in the shower or use vicks vapor rub to soften them up. Lastly, off-load the areas to take pressure off and prevent reformation. Hope this helps! good lucks! ...Read more

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I have corns inside foot calluses. What do I do?

Remove them: First try application of over the counter medication, if fails get them removed. ...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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What is the best way to remove bunions, callous, and corns surgically? And generally, how much would it cost?

There are many : Different types of bunion surgery. The choice of procedure depends on many factors including how bad a deformity is present and the patients expectations for rehab. Corns and callouses could be trimmed. Again, depending on where they are located surgical procedures can be performed to eliminate them permenantly. Get a podiatric consultation. ...Read more

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What are some home treatments to get rid of corns and calluses?

What are some home treatments to get rid of corns and calluses?

Avoiding pressure: Corns and calluses occur due to localized pressure built up between bony prominence of adjacent toes, or from outside pressure over bony prominence. In non diabetic patients, gentle use of pumice stone after shower, wider shoes, otc toe separators, inserts, metatarsal pads are some treatments one can try. Diabetic patients should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of corns and calluses that are on your feet?

Relieve pressure: Corns and callouses are representations of pressure areas on the skin. They will go away if you remove the source of pressure. Unfortunately, with deformities like hammertoes its hard to remove all pressure of shoes. When they develop despite change in footwear and are painful, the hammertoes or other bony prominences should be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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How do corns develop on your feet and calluses on your hands formed?

How do corns develop on your feet and calluses on your hands formed?

Lotion or surgery. : Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dad has ingrown corns and callus on his feet. Help?

What can I do if my dad has ingrown corns and callus on his feet. Help?

Pressure : Callouses develop when there is too much pressure and friction in the area of the foot. First par it down with a file. Then use spray deodorant (the armpit kind) to decrease sweat, this decreases friction. If that doesn't help, try otc inserts from a drug store to help off-load callus area. If fail, he may have a foot deformity or other pathology. Lastly, see a podiatrist. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have corns and calluses on my feet, and sometimes suffer from athletes foot. The sides of my feet are bright pink in colour and flaky, what is it?

I have corns and calluses on my feet, and sometimes suffer from athletes foot. The sides of my feet are bright pink in colour and flaky, what is it?

Tinea: It does sound like athletes foot or tinea pedis. You should see your foot specialist for reccs...Hygiene changes, care for your skin and nails, cleaning your socks and shoes, topical and possibly oral antifungal meds ! happy feet. -dr.H-. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping , now from last one week i realized that some more small corns are coming up near

Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping , now from last one week i realized that some more small corns are   coming up near

Lotion or surgery. : Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a corn and a callus?

Not much: The terms "corn" and "callus" can be used interchangeably, but podiatrists use "callus" to describe a buildup of skin on the bottom of the foot or heel, and "corn" to describe a callus that forms on a toe. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a corn in a callous...I've had this condition for approx 6 weeks. Thanks!

Not that easy.: It really depends on the location. The toe is the likely place and the callus is more than likely due to either shoes or positional changes in the toe. The treatment options for successful resolution can be addressed by a foot specialist. ...Read more

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How to remove calluses?

Removing calluses: A wash cloth with soap and water can help slough of the hard skin daily. A healthcare professional can debride your callus safetly with a scapel - consult on. ...Read more

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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 can I heal a callus?

Protection.: You've got it all wrong. A callus is actually your body's way of dealing with a potential problem, namely ulcerating skin. The callus is becoming a protective barrier to protect underlying tissues. It is a healing process in itself. ...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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There are holes near my callus?

Hard to say: It is impossible to answer this question without seeing what you are seeing. You could contact us online, or see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can a callus remover cause damage?

Callus removers: There are chemical callus removers and mechanical ones. Mechanical ones are sharp blades usually on a handle. If the cut of the blade goes under the callus and into live skin, it will damage the skin. Chemical callus removers like salicylic acid liquid or plaster peel away skin by dissolving keratin, the hard part of the callus. If this peeling goes deep enough it will irritate the skin. ...Read more

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Are calluses common in young people?

Maybe: Calluses are caused by pressure from activities such as manual work, exercise, sports or even walking. Older people will develop calluses quicker due to deterioration of tissue covering pressure areas. If a younger person is an avid weight lifter he may develop calluses on his hands or a runner on there feet. ...Read more

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How can you treat recurring calluses?

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 more

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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