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How do I get rid of cracked sore calluses?

How do I get rid of cracked sore calluses?

Painful: As calluses get thick they can crack down past the skin layer resuting in an open painful wound. You have to get the callus reduced in thickness by debriding it then treat the cause which means removing the pressure from the area or the underlying bone. A good podiatrist should be able to help improve it immediately. ...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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Can I use liquid corn/callus remover to help get rid of my cold sore?

Can I use liquid corn/callus remover to help get rid of my cold sore?

Not a good idea, but: There are good ways to address cold sores. I prescribe a few different medications that reduce the symptoms and make the cold sores leave faster, but you should get something specific for that application. Mouth tissue is way different from foot tissue ;). ...Read more

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I have used a 50% glycolic acid peel on my dry skin on my face & it's turned cracked & sore. What could I use to heal & get rid of it?

I have used a 50% glycolic acid peel on my dry skin on my face & it's turned cracked & sore. What could I use to heal & get rid of it?

Glycolic peel: In the future, it would be better for you to have a professional do your peel application. At this point, an ointment may help. Otherwise have your skin evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of calluses on my feet from wearing ill fitting shoes?

How do I get rid of calluses on my feet from wearing ill fitting shoes?

Use a pumice stone: You can use a pumice stone or an emery board if you are not diabetic and you have good circulation. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a corn in a callous...I've had this condition for approx 6 weeks. Thanks!

How do I get rid of a corn in a callous...I've had this condition for approx 6 weeks. Thanks!

Pumice Stone: Use properly fitting shoes with a roomy toe-box. Try using a pumice stone. If you are diabetic or have poor circulation, you should have it taken care of by your podiatrist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of calluses under my feet at home ??? Please Help...

How do I get rid of calluses under my feet at home ???  Please Help...

Try new : clarisonic for feet, it will smooth your skin dramatically . If not smooth enough you may need to see a dermatologist for prescription strength urea. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a callus on my feet and there is a wound in it. How do I get rid of the callus?

What to do if I have a callus on my feet and there is a wound in it. How do I get rid of the callus?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive 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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I have a callous on the inside of my baby toes. It hurts really bad. How did i get it? How do I get rid of it?

I have a callous on the inside of my baby toes.  It hurts really bad. How did i get it? How do I get rid of it?

Soft corn bone spur: It called a bone spur hm caused by rubbing of the toes. In fact very common. Treatment is reduction of the callus lesion. If persistent a minimal incision procedure to reduce the spur can resolve the problem. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have very thick callus skin on either sides of my big toenails. They don't itch and are not painful. What could it be and how do I get rid of it?

I have very thick callus skin on either sides of my big toenails. They don't itch and are not painful. What could it be and how do I get rid of it?

If it is only a: Callous that is usually seen when the nails are growing into the skin. The question is callous the right diagnosis. Sometimes, one sees warts around a toenail. ...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