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How Deep In The Skin Do You Need To Go To Remove A Corn
I had corn on my finger, i put corn bandage(Salicylic acid). Later it became soft, i removed it. Later new skin developed, now the corns are back!
Recurrent corn: First of all, think about why did the corn form on your finger. Very likely there was a lot of stress on that part of your finger. Result is the corn formation. If you are still getting a lot of stress on that finger part, then you will get another corn despite your removing it earlier. ...Read more
Find the cause....: I would seek the care of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. The cause of corns can be anything from poorly fitting shoes to something more serious. Many times corns will become smaller or even disappear if their cause is corrected. An orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area can be found at aofas.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A corn : Is a buildup of dead skin. Kissing corns are when you have this on adjacent toes so a corn on one toe matches up with acorn on the opposing digit. The corns can be trimmed or pared away but will likely grow back once the person puts their shoes back on. Shaving down the underlying bony prominence is how to get rid of this. This is not done by you, rather by a foot doctor. ...Read more
Relieve Pressure: Corns and calluses are a result if increase pressure and friction on toes and feet. There are a number of gentle skin softening products available otc that help, along with non-medicated padding. Adjusting and altering shoes to relieve pressure spots helps too. See you pcp or podiatrist for a thorough evaluation. Healthy feet.. Dr.H. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Corns: Can be filed down at home. Once they are under control, you can use a foam or silicone toe spacer or sleeve to delay the problem from recurring. These can be purchased at a drugstore. Also wear wider shoes. Avoid "corn remover pads" as they usually contain salicylic acid which can irritate the area. If you have numbness in the feet, over the counter corn remover acids should never be used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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