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Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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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: So see doctor for evaluation. Make sure shoes are properly fitting. Can soak feet for a few minutes and use a foot file to gradually sand down the callous. Use a moisturizer on the foot to soften it. ...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


Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How to remove callous from the bottom of my feet ?

How to remove callous from the bottom of my feet ?

Scrape or sand.: If very thick you can use a sharp blade to shave this down to pain. If relatively thin there are a number of devices one can purchase at the beauty supply store. Some look like microplane cheese graters and others like coarse blocks of sandpaper. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla Dr. Kuruvilla
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. Corinne Kauderer Dr. Kauderer
Wound care
32 years in practice
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I really have callus in my feet. what sholud i do to minimize or to remove it?Is there any natural treatment for it.

I really have callus in my feet. what sholud i do to minimize or to remove  it?Is there any natural treatment for it.

Natural callus care: Callus can be removed by using a natural exfoliant such as a sugar scrub after soaking your feet in warm water.Using a loofah, you can scrub your feet with the sugar scrub in the warm water and help rid your feet of callus. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Jisun Cha Dr. Cha
Dermatology
8 years in practice
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I have small stone like calluses on the balls of my feet to the right/left sides. They cause a lot of pain. Can they be removed surgically?

I have small stone like calluses on the balls of my feet to the right/left sides. They cause a lot of pain. Can they be removed surgically?

Yes: It could be removed surgically although it can recur because it is caused from constant pressure on the dependent spots. After getting surgical removal, consistent use of wart cream ( urea 20% for example) could help softening the calluses and decrease the speed of recurrence. Good luck ! ...Read more

Dr. Jay Mermelstein Dr. Mermelstein
Podiatry
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
Podiatry
34 years in practice
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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?

Callus: You need to find out why you get them. X-ray by podiatrist would help answer the why then if on bottom of feet custom orthotics may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What can I do to get rid of these calluses on my feet?

See below: Use a callous file or pumice stone to scrape down the callouses and then use a good callous cream to hydrate the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kahn Dr. Kahn
Podiatry
40 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Sarah Benjamin Dr. Benjamin
Podiatry
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have a lot of calluses on my feet. Im standing probably between 10-12 hours a day. Is it caused by my shoes? How can I prevent calluses for good?

I have a lot of calluses on my feet. Im standing probably between 10-12 hours a day. Is it caused by my shoes? How can I prevent calluses for good?

Possibly : Can be. Calluses can be formed from several different reasons. I recommend seeing a podiatrist who can help with different treatment options including prescription ointments to custom orthotics. Don't let them go to long without care, they can lead to ulcers. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Hendrix Dr. Hendrix
Podiatry
23 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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I have corns and calluses on my feet, and sometimes suffer from athletes foot. The sides of my feet are bright pink in colour and flaky, what is it?

I have corns and calluses on my feet, and sometimes suffer from athletes foot. The sides of my feet are bright pink in colour and flaky, what is it?

Tinea: It does sound like athletes foot or tinea pedis. You should see your foot specialist for reccs...Hygiene changes, care for your skin and nails, cleaning your socks and shoes, topical and possibly oral antifungal meds ! happy feet. -dr.H-. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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I am a diabetic. Is this pain in my feet normal? I can barely walk at times... I am a diabetic and I have calluses on my feet. They are located in the center area right below my toes. I've had them for a few years now. They neve were bad , but this passed

I am a diabetic. Is this pain in my feet normal? I can barely walk at times... I am a diabetic and I have calluses on my feet. They are located in the center area right below my toes. I've had them for a few years now. They neve were bad , but this passed

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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Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Why are there cracks and calluses on the middle and sides of my feet?

Why are there cracks and calluses on the middle and sides of my feet?

Tinea or eczema: This can be caused by tinea ("athlete's foot") - a dermatologist can find out with a simple test. If the test is negative, it is usually a type of eczema, or more rarely a type of psoriasis. Try an otc antifungal cream and softening agent such as amlactin. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Oberman Dr. Oberman
Podiatry
27 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Doctors, what are these unpoppable callous-like blisters on my feet?

Doctors, what are these unpoppable callous-like blisters on my feet?

Many possibilities: These include fungus, allergic reaction/contact dermatitis as well as other systemic conditions. See podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Dr. Glynis Ablon Dr. Ablon
Dermatology
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Ronald Oberman Dr. Oberman
Podiatry
27 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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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