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How to tell if i need to have my large foot callus looked at?

How to tell if i need to have my large foot callus looked at?

Have it looked at: If your asking...Better safe than sorry. Is there are an underlying ulcer or is it just a callous..Is there any warty tissue present? Why is it happening? These are all things a podiatrist will help you figure out. ...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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The term used to describe using a scalpel to reduce the foot callus is called paring!?

The term used to describe using a scalpel to reduce the foot callus is called paring!?

Yes: There are several names for that paring, trimming, and debriding are usually terms for the removal of callus tissue. ...Read more

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For 5 days now I feel pain under my foot. It feels like a foot callus but I cant see it. I feel something round and painfull under my foot when I walk?

For 5 days now I feel pain under my foot. It feels like a foot callus but I cant see it. I feel something round and painfull under my foot when I walk?

Swelling: Pain and swollen, sounds like a plantar' wart. You can test for it be squeezing from the edges. This generally makes it feel worse. Have your doctor look at it. All the best. ...Read more

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How can you remove calluses from feet permanently?

How can you remove calluses from feet permanently?

Callus: Usually calluses are formed due to increased pressure. To get rid of them may involve orthotics, change in shoegear, or even potentially surgery. You can make them less painful with the use of moisturizers after getting your feet wet to the dry/callused areas. Or use of a pumice stone daily after getting your feet wet as well. I would not advise you take a razor to your feet! ...Read more

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How to grow foot calluses really fast?

Not sure : Why anyone would want this but they come from pressure/ friction usually over bony prominences or under areas of increased pressure. ...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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Calluses on heels of feet how do you remove them?

Moisturize..: Moisture your heels with lotion daily. Lotions with at least 20% urea will penetrate thicker skin. Also, you can check out heel sleeves that provide help with keeping moisture locked in when used with moisturizers. You could wear them at night. Medical pedicures may benefit you by having a professional remove the calluses for you. Wearing sandals and open-backed shoes also play a role... ...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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Are calluses more common on feet than on fingers?

Calluses from trauma: calluses usually come from repeated trauma to the skin; the feet generally experience more trauma than the hands, so calluses are more common on the feet; however, in someone who uses their hands in manual labor, calluses may appear on the hands and not the feet ...Read more

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How can I remove calluses from my feet and heels?

How can I remove calluses from my feet and heels?

Calluses: Removing calluses can be performed by simple debrided via a sterile scalpel and burr. Also using chemical debrider agents such as urea can be a painless way of removing your calluses. ...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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Why are there cracks and calluses on the middle and sides of my feet?

Why are there cracks and calluses on the middle and sides of my feet?

Tinea or eczema: This can be caused by tinea ("athlete's foot") - a dermatologist can find out with a simple test. If the test is negative, it is usually a type of eczema, or more rarely a type of psoriasis. Try an otc antifungal cream and softening agent such as amlactin. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for getting rid of calluses on your feet?

See below: Soak in warm soapy water and then use a callous file or pumice ston the remove the callouses. After use a good lotion. ...Read more

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Is there a way of removing foot calluses permanently? Is cutting them with foot razor recommend?

Is there a way of removing foot calluses permanently?  Is cutting them with foot razor recommend?

Callus: Usually calluses are formed due to increased pressure. To get rid of them may involve orthotics, change in shoegear, or even potentially surgery. You can make them less painful with the use of moisturizers after getting your feet wet to the dry/callused areas. Or use of a pumice stone daily after getting your feet wet as well. I would not advise you take a razor to your feet! ...Read more

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I have a callus on the side of my right foot but it hurts like if I have a niddle or a stick inside it?

Have it evaluated: Callusing is usually secondary to mechanical pressure(something compressing the skin against bone). A foreign body is also a possibility. See your podiatrist for evaluation and treatment options. ...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