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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!

Pumice Stone: Use properly fitting shoes with a roomy toe-box. Try using a pumice stone. If you are diabetic or have poor circulation, you should have it taken care of by your podiatrist. ...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

Dr. Libby Putnam
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Corns And Calluses (Definition)

Corns are patches of toughened dead skin that develop over bony areas of the body that experience frequent pressure or rubbing, such as the knuckles or ...Read more