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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 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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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