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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patches: This is tough to answer without seeing the patches. Are they light, dark, dry, itchy, red, etc. Too many various "patches" to diagnose and treat without seeing. If they are red or dry, use a heavier moisturizer after bathing. Let your doctor take a look to be sure... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try urea: There are moisturizing creams available at drug stores and pharmacys which have a high concentration of urea. The urea helps to break down areas of thickened skin. You may need to find different shoes or pad that area to prevent the callused skin from returning. ...Read more
YOU don't!: See a dermatologist for this. Even some dermatologists refer face issues to a plastic surgeon, since scaring is a known risk. Please don't even think of using some over-the-counter acid wart remover on your face! ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: Blisters on the feet are most commonly caused by a type of eczema called dyshidrotic eczema, dermatophytes (fungal infection) or contact allergy. Of these only fungal infections can be adequately treated with otc products. Your best bet is to get a proper diagnosis and treatment from your physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosis first: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drain them: Carefully drain the blisters, do not remove the 'roof'. This method reomoves the fluid but keeps the skin intact to act a s a biological bandage. There are special 'blister' bandages available like second sin. ...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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