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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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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 can I remove warts from my fingers?

How can I remove warts from my fingers?

There are: a number of over the counter "removers" most contain salycilic acid. Warts are caused by the Papilloma virus thus can be spread! I would strongly advise seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist who can remove your warts safely and quickly with advanced Dermatologic laser based equipment! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I remove warts from my chin?

How can I remove warts from my chin?

Lots of ways: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. See a dermatologist who will most likely recommend freezing. ...Read more

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How can I remove corns on 2nd toe?

How can I remove corns on 2nd toe?

File with an Emory: Board. Make sure shoes are not tight. Keep in mind bony prominences along with friction cause corns, see a foot doc to discuss permenant corrections... ...Read more

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How can I prevent bunions on my feet?

How can I prevent bunions on my feet?

No real way: Unfortunately their is no real prevention. Wearing proper fitting shoes that do not press on the toes will help. ...Read more

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How to prevent blisters on my feet from my sandals?

How to prevent blisters on my feet from my sandals?

Blister care....: First you have to find the cause of the blister. Bad shoes? Bad athelte's foot (fungal infection? Over activity for short period of time? Blisters can be caused by a ton of friction on one focal area. Try to find the cause first then try to find a doctor that sells this product: http://www.Pedinol.Com/product_detail.Php?Id=61. ...Read more

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How can I safely remove corns from the bottom of foot?

How can I safely remove corns from the bottom of foot?

Corns: Corns are essentially focal areas of dry, thick, calloused skin. Otc corn pads use salicylic acid to dissolve them away. Also use of a foot file or pumice stone can help mechanically remove them. May want to see your doctor to make sure they are not plantar warts--they can resemble a corn. ...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 can I safely remove a wart from my cuticle?

How can I safely remove a wart from my cuticle?

Wart: Salicylic acid is available over the counter for the treatment of common warts . A dermatologist will often freeze the warts with powerful liquid nitrogen. See a dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I remove my verruca?

Lots of ways: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). Laser treatments and surgical removal too. ...Read more

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In what ways can I remove my toe nail?

In what ways can I remove my toe nail?

See a doctor.: I would not recommend removing your own toenail. If you've had a trauma to the nail and it is lifting, and bruised or bleeding underneath, see a doctor to make sure you have not broken the bone beneath the nail. If the nail is ingrown or painful, your doctor can numb your toe and remove it in the office, in a controlled environment. I never recommend self-administered "bathroom surgery"! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of plantar warts between my toes?

How can I get rid of plantar warts between my toes?

See below: There are topical acids that can be used but you need an exam to make sure they are warts. ...Read more

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How can i remove itching from my head....

How can i remove itching from my head....

Dandruff shampoo: Head and shoulders or selsun blue will usually work. The most common cause of scalp itch is from the breakdown of oil on the scalp by yeast. They work by removing the oil. If that doesn't work then see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...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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How can I remove scars from corns?

How can I  remove scars from corns?

OTC medications.: Scars are difficult to completely remove but they can be lightened with over the counter products like Mederma or vitamin e. The real cause of discoloration on the skin where a corn used to be is pressure from your shoes on a hammertoe. Surgical correction of the deformity is the definitive treatment. Otherwise, try wearing shoes with a deeper toe box. ...Read more

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How can I remove a verucca (wart) on my foot?

How can I remove a verucca (wart) on my foot?

OTC : If the wart is small, otc liquid wart removers applied daily and covered with duct tape can help. For any persistent larger masses see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can i rub pumice stone on my legs to get rid of ingrown hair?

Can i rub pumice stone on my legs to get rid of ingrown hair?

No: Ingrown toe nail is painful and may get worse caused by infection. It is very unlikely that pumice stone would change the course. See you doctor for advice and treatment including surgical removal of the ingrown section, if infected. ...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