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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
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
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