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Can you describe an effective medication for corns and calluses?

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

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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Can a callus remover cause damage?

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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How do I remove peeling burning callus feet? I've tried callus remover and it doesn't work. What should I do?

Can take a while: The best way to remove calluses at home is to soak the feet in warm water and use a pumice stone or callus file. You may need to do this daily for a few weeks to get results. Then you may need to repeat it weekly to keep calluses from getting large again. If this does not work then you may need to see a podiatrist for treatment. Good luck, large calluses can be painful. ...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 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?

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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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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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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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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Why would a callus turn black?

Depends: Could be due to dirt trapped in the crevices of the callus, may be due to bleeding under the callus, most ominously, it is not a callus but a melanin producing tumor. If you can not wash off the color, have is examined by a doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...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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Are calluses common in young people?

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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Where are calluses most commonly found?

Hands, feet: Calluses are a response to repeated pressure and rubbing and are a protective measure by the body. The hands and feet are the sites where these are common. ...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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What is the definition or description of: callus?

What is the definition or description of: callus?

Toughened Skin: 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 outer layer of skin. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a corn and a callus?

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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I have noticed that I get calluses after sparring?

Makes sense: Since calluses are caused by pressure or friction against skin. This will help to protect those specific areas. ...Read more

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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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What's to be done about calluses that have been there for 3+ years?

Have them debrided: Callus are caused by pressure and will continue to return as long as the activity causing the pressure continues. Calluses on the feet can be shaved by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My calluses went away while I was on spring break. How do I grow them back faster?

Really?: I'm unclear as to why you would want to do that, but if you return to your old routine, things should return to the way they were. It is not a matter of calluses growing, but rather they develop due to increasing pressure and tissue damage. ...Read more

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My son has what looks to be a callous under his pinky from what looks to be from a cut but not sure. How can I remove it?

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My son has what looks to be a callous under his pinky from what looks to be from a cut but not sure. How can I remove it?

Check this site: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/corns-and-calluses/basics/treatment/con-20014462

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I have 3 callous that have become painful and have tried the acid discs. Is there a faster better remedy for removing these?

I have 3 callous that have become painful and have tried the acid discs. Is there a faster better remedy for removing these?

Podiatrist has more: Tools at his disposal for treating calluses, especially if u r diabetic or have poor circulation. Can also recommend footwear to prevent forming calluses. ...Read more

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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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How can I get rid of calluses?

How can I get rid of calluses?

Gentle: Abrasion with one of the common OTC machines (Find them in the FOOT section of a full service pharmacy) is the safest method. (although its "slow") A visit to a Dermatologist may be a faster way...especially if the calluses are NUMEROUS
Hope this helps
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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