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How do I remove hard calluses on my feet?

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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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 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 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 could i best remove blisters on my feet?

How could i best remove blisters on my feet?

Blisters: Are caused by friction to the skin so first stop the cause of friction. You can pop the blister with a sterile needle bot leave the roof of blister on. Cover with neosporin and bandage. If pus or increased redness comes then consult with doctor asap. ...Read more

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How do I remove skin patches on my back?

How do I remove skin patches on my back?

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 more

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What are things i can do to remove hard skin on my pinky toe?

What are things i can do to remove hard skin on my pinky toe?

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

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What do I do to remove callus on my cheek?

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What do I do to remove callus on my cheek?

With laser: If you eliminate the cause of callus such as cheek biting, the constant turnover rate of oral tissue will cause the callus to go away by itself. In rare case, laser is the best tool to remove callus without problem of bleeding. ...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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How do I remove warts on my lips?

How do I remove warts on my lips?

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

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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 remove ringworm on my thigh?

How do I  remove ringworm on my thigh?

Antifungals and a: Mild steroid ointment should do it. See your doctor if no better after 1-2 weeks. ...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 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 tiny blisters on bottom of foot?

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

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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 redness on my face?

How do I remove redness on my face?

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 more

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I wore heels and now I have blisters on my big toes how do I get rid of them fast?

I wore heels and now I have blisters on my big toes how do I get rid of them fast?

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

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What can I do to remove these blisters on my toes?

What can I do to remove these blisters on my toes?

They may be: Secondary to fungus in which case you would apply an antifungal, if from friction, eliminate the friction and drain the blister, there are other etiologies, so it all depends on the cause of the blister as can be seen from the examples above. ...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