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How can I get rid of a callus or blister on inner index finger?

How can I get rid of a callus or blister on inner index finger?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus 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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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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What is the best way to get rid of a callus?

What is the best way to get rid of a callus?

Can be difficult: Calluses are due to pressure against a bone. Depending on where the callus is located somethimes a particular shoe is causing excessive pressure at the callus spot so you may want to stop using it. You can also use a pumice stone to reduce the callus. I do not recommend the otc callus removers from the store. The other choice is surgical consideration to reduce the underlying bone. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a callus seed on your foot?

How do you get rid of a callus seed on your foot?

Callus: This may be a callus or a wart. get it evaluated and then you will know the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a callus on your foot?

Callus: I would see a podiatrist they can trim the calluse and have other treatment options to eliminate or reduce the calluse. I would also get an orthotic made to off load pressure. Make sure your wearing the proper size shoes. Sometimes a calluse is a wart ( viral infection ). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of calluses safely?

How can I get rid of calluses safely?

Urea or lactic acid: Avoid ill-fitting shoes, use a pumice stone, use lotions that contain urea or Lactic Acid or glycolic acid to soften the skin. Dr. Scholl's liquid corn and callus remover. Hold writing pen correctly and avoid squeezing hard. Type more, write less. Wear protective gloves when gardening and working with tools. ...Read more

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How long would it take me to get rid of thick calluses from going barefoot in the islands?

How long would it take me to get rid of thick calluses from going barefoot in the islands?

Barefoot calluses: If the calluses are from walking on coarse material the skin can repair itself by sloughing over a period of one to six month. You may use soap and wash cloth to help speed up the process daily. ...Read more

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I gave a very bad callus how do I get rid of it. I have shaved it off but the skin cones back?

Be sure it's callus!: Some thick skin lesions are not just callus. If recurrent, then dermatology opinion warranted. If truly just callus, then salicylic acid plaster, 40 percent, is available without a prescription. Trim as much callus away as able, cut the plaster to size of lesion, apply and leave on for 2 days, remove, trim dead skin, reapply until gone. Keep dry. Then need to pad to protect from pressure. ...Read more

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What are some home treatments to get rid of corns and calluses?

What are some home treatments to get rid of corns and calluses?

Avoiding pressure: Corns and calluses occur due to localized pressure built up between bony prominence of adjacent toes, or from outside pressure over bony prominence. In non diabetic patients, gentle use of pumice stone after shower, wider shoes, otc toe separators, inserts, metatarsal pads are some treatments one can try. Diabetic patients should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of the calluses on my big toes?

Is there a good way to get rid of the calluses on my big toes?

Pressure : Callouses develop when there is too much pressure and friction in the area of the foot. First par it down with a file. Then use spray deodorant (the armpit kind) to decrease sweat, this decreases friction. If that doesn't help, try otc inserts from a drug store to help off-load callus area. If fail, you may have a foot deformity or other pathology. Lastly, see a podiatrist. Hope that helps! ...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


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