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Corn On A Foot
Corns on feet: Corns are a sign of excessive pressure on certain parts of the foot. It may have to do with the type of shoes you are wearing, the bone structure of the foot and whether sensation in your feet works properly. Corns can be painful. These need an evaluation by a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon to determine cause. Also, plantar warts can look like corns. Please see your dr. For evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When should a person with corn on his foot stop applying salicylic acid? Or what are the sign of cure of corns on feet while using salicylic acid?
Corns: Corns are caused by a hammer toe and enlarged bone under the corn. Salicylic acid does not cure corns. In fact salicylic acid can burn the skin. If there is a severe vascular problem or neuropathy, the acid can burn through the skin and create an open sore and eventually could expose bone in people who have lost nerve sensation. Professional care is recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Change shoes.: A "corn" is a hard calloused tissue that grows on a toe in response to abnormal friction. Depending on the location of the problem, larger or different style shoes may help alleviate the pain and prevent the "corn" from reoccurring. If you are able, gently file the hard skin with an emery board to remove some of the dead skin. Don't use sharp items or acid containing dressings. ...Read more
Root Myth: Many people think that corns have a root like a plant and if removed problem goes away. Actually, a corn forms from a response of skin to excessive pressure or friction. This can be from a shoe, an enlarged bone or a deformity causing this abnormal pressure. The only way to permanently eliminate the corn is if the underlying cause of this pressure or friction is eliminated. Consult with podiatrist. ...Read more
Ointment,change shoe: Soak your feet in warm water, apply an ointment like kerasal, cover with tape or a bandaid over night. That should help soften it and loosen it. Once you get rid of it stop wearing the shoe that is rubbing it. ...Read more
Cuts away dead skin: A doctor removes a corn by first cleaning the skin well. He may numb up the area with a lidocaine-type anesthetic if it looks like there may be pain involved. Then, he shaves away the dead skin forming the corn and callus, using a sharp scalpel blade. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have a corn on my foot and it hurts me when i touch it or walk, i was to the gp and he said that i need to see a specialist.What can I do?
Let me advise you: I believe if the gp could not handle your problem this means it is beyond his expertise you should go to podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I have a painful corn on my foot I treated and tried to cut many times
Now it's red painful spot that creates problem for me to ware shoes and walk
A sensible approach: Make sure that the shoe you are wearing is the correct size. Cutting down the skin helps at times when done by a Podiatrist. Diabetics see a DPM Keep the area free of irritation when possible. Silicone gel pads that can be purchased which fit over the toe offer great comfort Avoid over the counter medicated pads . They contain a weak acid and can damage the skin If no relief see a PODIATRIST. ...Read more
I've had what I think is a corn on bottom of foot for years. Just lived with it. Is it dangerous to not have taken care of?
Hello. Removed corn or verruca from foot with corn plasters. What should I do to prevent it from coming back again. small crater under foot. Thanks?
Depends: If it was a verruca, it should not come back. If it was a corn you need to abstain from the offending shoe that caused the pressure on the site of the corn. For 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. ...Read more
First decide which: It is, they all get different treatments..... ...Read more
I am 62 years old. I have a deeply rooted corn on my right foot. I got orthopedic surgery done twice, but the corn is growing once again. Whom should I contact for complete removal, an orthopedic, a plastic surgeon, or a skin specialist?
Corns: Corns are essentially focal areas of dry, thick, calloused skin. Otc corn pads use salicylic acid to dissolve them away. Also use of a foot file or pumice stone can help mechanically remove them. May want to see your doctor to make sure they are not plantar warts--they can resemble a corn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer