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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 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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How do I remove hard calluses on my feet?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: friction, pressure, repetitive 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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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 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 do I treat corns/ callous under my feet?

How do I treat corns/ callous under my feet?

Severall things: First get some very good shoes and ones the right size and with very good support. Next, treat the corn and calluses with softening agents and wear padding over the areas in question. Next use an apporpriate emory, rasp, drimmel, or other device to pare, currette or file down the hard lesions. You may need special orthotics and to see a foot/ankle orthopedist or podiatrist. Correct defects. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of edema under my foot soles?

How do I get rid of edema under my foot soles?

Elevation: The easiest way to reduce edema is elevation of the area above the level of the heart. If you do not have a known explanation for the edema consult with your physician. ...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 do I get my feet to stop burning from blisters?

How do I get my feet to stop burning from blisters?

See below: Treat the blisters, and then use a gel innersole to reduce the friction causing the blisters and the burning should go away. ...Read more

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How do I remove the blackness between my legs?

How do I remove the blackness between my legs?

Normal? Hormonal?: Skin symptoms are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a hyperpigmented (darker) area of skin to see what it might be. Some parts of the body are naturally darker than the rest of the body, in everyone. However, some darkening patterns are not normal and may be due to hormonal disorders. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of calluses on my feet?

What do I do to get rid of calluses on my feet?

Foot Eval needed: Calluses are largely dependent on the shape of your foot and the way you walk; the type of shoes you wear also play a role. I would suggest having your feet evaluated by a Podiatrist; you may be a good candidate for custom orthotics. Regular visits to a Podiatrist-run foot spa, may also be beneficial to you ...Read more

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How do I remove scratches from my glasses?

How do I remove scratches from my glasses?

No way : Once lenses are scratched there is no way to repair them. Consider a scratch protection coating and anti-reflective coating next time. Both will have a warranty of 1-2 years. ...Read more

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What can I do for corns on my feet?

What can I do for corns on my feet?

Localized thick skin: Many things can cause a thickening of the skin. Causes may include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive 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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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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I have type one diabetes and I have calluses on my fingers from pricking them so much. /: how do I remove them?

I have type one diabetes and I have calluses on my fingers from pricking them so much. /: how do I remove them?

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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What can I do to prevent my feet from getting bunions?

What can I do to prevent my feet from getting bunions?

Good luck!: Prevention options include the use of bunion toe spacers, strapping, orthoces, and use of more comfortable shoes. ...Read more

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How do I remove calluses?

Calluses: The classic method is to buy a pumice stone and just file them down. The skin of calluses and very thick and has no nerve tissue, so it is not painful at all. You just have to keep after them and do this on a regular basis. The other approach is to use a combination of dr. Scholl's donut pads to relieve the pressure and to apply a film of salicylic acid (or plaster) on a daily basis to the callus. ...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