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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 remove the black lines across my nose and callus in it? I think I got it from rubbing my nose a lot, especially when its itchy from allergy.

How do I remove the black lines across my nose and callus in it? I think I got it from rubbing my nose a lot, especially when its itchy from allergy.

First things first: You're probably correct. The lines may be due to rubbing your itching nose. The allergic condition of your nose should be treated first. Suggest you see your primary care for evaluation and treatment. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I noticed my four year old chewing on her fingertips yesterday . She said they're itchy. I noticed all ten fingers have a callous like rash /peeling.

I noticed my four year old chewing on her fingertips yesterday . She said they're itchy. I noticed all ten fingers have a callous like rash /peeling.

Fingertip rash: Peeling skin on fingertips can be due to a variety of things. Is she having any other symptoms including cracked lips, redness of eyes, hands, feet or or fever? Follow up with doctor for exam and definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello. I have been diagnosed with Cellulitis of the toe, on antibiotics, no fever. Not getting better, it's super itchy, yellow callous blisters.Help.

Hello. I have been diagnosed with Cellulitis of the toe, on antibiotics, no fever. Not getting better, it's super itchy, yellow callous blisters.Help.

Be seen: You would want to be seen in followup. There are multiple possible reasons an infection does not respond initially to antibiotics: needs more time, wrong antibiotic, poor blood flow, development of resistant organism, development of an abcess just to name a few possibilities. Discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a very itchy circle around a hard hard blister on top. I have no idea what it is...its been on my foot for 2 days now. It started off as?

Hello,
I have a very itchy circle around a hard hard blister on top. I have no idea what it is...its been on my foot for 2 days now. It started off as?

You do have an : Idea as you stated it was a blister. I think you mean to say you don't know how or why it is there....
Sometimes doctors don't either.
Sometimes we would treat it and then if it came back we would try and figure out how it originated. ...Read more

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I get a strange calluses on the tops of my big toes.?

I get a strange calluses on the tops of my big toes.?

Warts: Calluses are usually due to excessive pressure against a particular bone. Calluses on top of the big toes may be due to the toes rubbing against the shoes or they may be warts. If they are "strange" and have little black dots in them, then they are probably warts. You can get them evaluated and treated by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have like a callous in between two of my toes. It hurts whenever it kind of bumps into something. This small hard part hits the flesh and it hurts.

I have like a callous in between two of my toes. It hurts whenever it kind of bumps into something. This small hard part hits the flesh and it hurts.

Hammertoes: It's from enlarged portions of bone caused by the residual effects of your hammertoes. Conservative therapy such as trimming will help but surgery is the only way to correct them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on only one of my feet, the tops of my toes are itchy, pink, and look shiny. does anyone know what this is?

Without seeing a : Picture or examining that is tough to say. Could be anything from a sunburn, a rash, contact dermatitis etc etc...are the toes swollen? Any skin peeling? ...Read more

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I noticed a small bump between my fourth and fifth toe. Its a little hard with what looks like a dot or small hole in it. It's not itchy, doesn't hurt

I noticed a small bump between my fourth and fifth toe. Its a little hard with what looks like a dot or small hole in it. It's not itchy, doesn't hurt

Corns: This is a "soft" corn over a boney bump on the side of the toe joint, It can be help if you maintain a soft spacer there. Make sure your shoes are wide enough and that you have an arch fit and not simply measured by the length of you foot. This is a common problem and mildly uncomfortable. Surgery can pare down the boney bump. ...Read more

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The top of the toe is super itchy and peeling ...it burns a little no to bad though only when I itch soo....

The top of the toe is super itchy and peeling ...it burns a little no to bad though only when I itch  soo....

Could be fungal: Should be checked and examined. Proper topical treatment may all that needs to be prescribed. If left untreated may spread and become more invasive. See a podiatrist ...Read more

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The top of my one toe is always itchy and this has been going on for a while now maybe two months there's no rashes bumbs or anything visible?

The top of my one toe is always itchy and this has been going on for a while now maybe two months there's no rashes bumbs or anything visible?

Athlete's foot?: The rash may come later. Use something for itch such as otc cortison cream and when the rash comes on you can use a cream for fungus such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Both of my second toes always have thick hard skin on the sides and tip of my toenails. Sometimes the skin is itchy or hurts. What could it be?

Long second toe: Very commonly, if you have an elongated 2nd toe, the nail can be thickened due to pressure against the end of the shoe. If can also cause contracture of the toe and hardening of the skin at the tip of the toe. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring hard, painful lumps under my skin on a few fingers and toes for the last year. They are not itchy and about 0.5-1 CM in diameter. ?

I have reoccurring hard, painful lumps under my skin on a few fingers and toes for the last year.  They are not itchy and about 0.5-1 CM in diameter. ?

It could just be: scar or fibrous tissue, cyst,viral infection etc. Your primary Dr or Dermatologist can give you a definitive diagnosis. Best wishes!
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/cysts-lumps-bumps ...Read more

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Have an itchy swollen vein on top of toe?

Have an itchy swollen vein on top of toe?

This could be: from a number of things but none of them are potentially serious. If it persists for a few more days make an appointment with a health care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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On top of my toes and fingers especially thumbs are very itchy?

On top of my toes and fingers especially thumbs are very itchy?

There are many: possibilities for your symptoms including allergic reaction, hand, foot, mouth disease, fungal infection, etc. You need to see a health care provider for an examination. Go today. ...Read more

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My feet are dry red itchy and purple on top of toes. What could this be?

Athletes Foot: Most likely athletes foot, a fungal infection. Try to keep feet as dry as possible. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream, available otc, twice daily for 4 to 6 weeks is an initial treatment ...Read more

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Tiny, clear, itchy bumps on top of feet and on toes??? a little fluid comes out when scratched

Tiny, clear, itchy bumps on top of feet and on toes??? a little fluid comes out when scratched

Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Popped blister on big toe side. Now its hard almost like callous. Been about 5 days now. Is this normal? Not painful really.

Callosity: A blister is from acute friction. A callosity, the hard part, is from chronic friction. Check your footwear. Check the size against a Bannock device found in most shoe stores and get a pair the is IMMEDIATELY comfortable. Don't worry about length of shoe by feeling where your toe are. I would guess your shoe was too narrow. ...Read more

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Small, itchy bite on top of large toe. Skin is peeling in a 4cm radius around bite. Has been irritatied for the past 3 days. is this normal?

Small, itchy bite on top of large toe. Skin is peeling in a 4cm radius around bite. Has been irritatied for the past 3 days. is this normal?

Sounds like: a spider bite! The toxin kills the superficial skin layer thus the peeling and your immune system takes over thus the itching! Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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One tiny white bump on my little toe. Is slightly itchy, slightly painful when I rub it. It has a firm white covering. Something to worry about?

One tiny white bump on my little toe. Is slightly itchy, slightly painful when I rub it. It has a firm white covering. Something to worry about?

What me worry?: Think of how long that bump has been there. If it has been developing over some time, then most likely it is one of several types of callous. If not to long, then consider a wart. If on the other hand (foot), it happened quickly, Consider an insect bite, sting or even a foreign body. Try soaking it in a warm salt solution over several days. If symptoms do not subside, then best to have I examined. ...Read more

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I have severe calluses on the top my toes and was wondering how to get rid of them? I cut off the dead skin every so often but it always comes back

I have severe calluses on the top my toes and was wondering how to get rid of them? I cut off the dead skin every so often but it always comes back

Toe callus: Most of the time, calluses are due to friction and pressure from the toes against your shoes. You can keep trimming off the callus skin but on until the pressure is removed, it will keep growing back. He may want to try something to relieve the pressure or consider possible surgery to fix any deformity within the toe itself. ...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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more