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Doctor insights on: Corns And Callouses

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Recommended products to remove corns and callouses?

Softening creams: Urea 40% cream or Ammonium Lactate Cream are both very good at softening painful corns and callouses. These can be found over the counter, although it's usually easier to get a prescription. They don't necessarily remove the corns, because they are caused by pressure. Pumice stone and offloading the area with orthotics or wider shoes help. Surgical correction is also sometimes necessary. ...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


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What is the difference between a plantar, common wart and a corn or callous?

What is the difference between a plantar, common wart and a corn or callous?

See below: A corn or callous is the build up of dead skin over a boney area. A wart is a vascular growth caused by a virus. ...Read more

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Sore round raised patch of skin on lower palm. Similar to a corn or callous.

Sore round raised patch of skin on lower palm. Similar to a corn or callous.

Could be wart: This could be a wart so it would be a good idea to have your doctor look at it and determine what it is and remove it if it is causing pain. ...Read more

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Plantar wart, corn, pressure callous? Active, moderate tender/soreness and escalates to extreme intervally. 2yrs! have lanced @home but no object.

Plantar wart, corn, pressure callous? Active, moderate tender/soreness  and escalates to extreme intervally. 2yrs! have lanced @home but no object.

Wart has dark spots,: Warts if looked at under a magnifying glass one can usually see dark spots. A corn has a more round appearance and glassy appearance and is more common on the ball of the foot. This one tends to cause more pain with pressure. The types of shoes one wears usually contributes to this problem. A callus is a thickened area of skin with normal or pronounced skin lines. Shoes, athletic activities. ...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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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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Corns/callouses; a lot of skin peeling off of my feet! why?

Probably a fungus: It's probably a fungal infection. Try a topical anti fungal cream or go to a podiatrist and get it cultured to make sure. It could also be some form of dermatitis. ...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!

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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What's a good way to cure corn/callous on foot help?

What's a good way to cure corn/callous on foot help?

Corns/callus: Try removing any added stress in those areas. Padding can be helpful along with changes in footwear. Evaluation by a podiatrist would be beneficial. ...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?

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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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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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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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?

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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Does every calluses have cores or is it corns that have cores or both. Thank you?

No some : Are diffuse with no core, corns can be diffuse without a core as well. ...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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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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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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