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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 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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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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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