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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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How do I soften the calluses on my feet?

How do I soften the calluses on my feet?

Try cream: There are many creams that are otc some prescribed and others dispensed by doctors. In general creams that help soften calluses may include, urea, ammonium lactate, salicylic acid, glycerine and many other ingredients. Your doctor can help you decide which one may be best for you. It is important to make sure you do not have any sensitivities to the ingredients. ...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?

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?

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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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

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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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I have a thick callus on my foot and it has been there about 3 weeks. Cut like border is growing on one side and there is pain. What is it? Erase it?

I have a thick callus on my foot and it has been there about 3 weeks. Cut like border is growing on one side and there is pain. What is it? Erase it?

Reduce the callous: With a pedegg or similar device then dress the crack with some vaseline or antibiotic ointment daily. This should help. If it does not, you ought consider seeing a good podiatrist. ...Read more

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My 8 year old has either a callus/corn on the bottom of the ball of his foot for 2 mnths now and turning greenish. Very worried, haven't seen anyone.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be several things. ...Read more

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I have a callus in the sole of my foot. I have been with it for 2 and a half years. It is not painful and it doesn't bother me. How should I treat it?

I have a callus in the sole of my foot. I have been with it for 2 and a half years. It is not painful and it doesn't bother me. How should I treat it?

I would see: A foot doctor who can confirm that is all it is and could remove it and explain to you why it was there from a biomechanical perspective. ...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 can I quickly cure calluses on foot?

How can I quickly cure calluses on foot?

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 do I remove hard calluses on my feet?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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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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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Can you tell me how to grow foot calluses really fast?

Calluses: Are the gradual thickening of the skin due to repeated pressure. It's a protective thing and not anything you can rush. If you try to rush it, you'll blister instead. I assume you want these calluses for a sport like karate. That would be the only legitimate reason I could think of for you to actually want calluses. ...Read more

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What can you do for a callus on the ball of your foot?

Solution to callus: Hello and thank you for your question,
Callus formation is commonly due to ill-fitting shoes that may cause a patient to walk in a manner that creates the callus. My first suggestion would be to identify that shoe that you may feel is causing the problem and purchase sole pads to insert in them. If it is an isolated callus, a callus cushion may be beneficial. Good luck. Dr. Kosari ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad foot calluses at 18 should I be worried?

Address cause: See Podiatrist. In addition to trimming/removing callus, the cause of these calluses can be detemined. Then perhaps they can be prevented. Often there id=s a biomechanical or structural cause. Dermatitis may also be present. ...Read more

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


Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more