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How to remove warts, calluses, & blisters on feet?

How to remove warts, calluses, & blisters on feet?

Quite broad question: All the conditions you are asking about can be examined by a podiatrist. The cause of each and the appropriate treatment is not the same for all. Warts are viruses resulting in a skin lesion. Calluses/corns are your skin's way of protecting itself from pressure. Blisters are breaks/peels in the skin resulting from friction but can be the result of internal injury/inflammation. Get checked. ...Read more

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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Hey! I'm a 22 year old white male and recently I've discovered these small white bumps on my penis shaft. They're painless and look like skin tags. They seemed to form after I had some warts removed from my elbow, which leads me to believe that it may be

Hey! I'm a 22 year old white male and recently I've discovered these small white bumps on my penis shaft. They're painless and look like skin tags. They seemed to form after I had some warts removed from my elbow, which leads me to believe that it may be

Probably normal: Every male has "small white bumps" on the penile skin, normal sebaceous glands and hair follicles. If you are sure this is new and/or abnormal, see your doctor or a dermatologist. In the meantime, this description doesn't sound at all like genital warts. And common skin warts don't get transmitted to the genital area, so that's really not something to be concerned about. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had open bone fracture in my arm just above elbow before one year. I d'nt have any problem with it, can I start gyming and how to remove extra callus?

I had open bone fracture in my arm just above elbow before one year. I d'nt have any problem with it, can I start gyming and how to remove extra callus?

Released by doctor?: Assuming a doctor has told you that the elbow is completely healed, you should be okay to be activity as tolerated. The extra bone created during the healing process will need to be surgically excised. You should see your treating orthopod. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been noticing that lots of my accuentences have wart like growths on their elbow areas. I am just concerned for their health and curious.?

Hi, I have been noticing that lots of my accuentences have wart like growths on their elbow areas. I am just concerned for their health and curious.?

Lots of things: Sometimes the skin just turns velvety, with a thicker epidermis. It's a common spot for papillomas and common warts, as well as acanthosis nigricans. Cancers almost never pop up here. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lump on seven yr old daughters elbow. Wart or?

Lump on seven yr old daughters elbow. Wart or?

Has to be seen: Could be swollen lymph node. Check with her primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have recently found that I may have plantar warts. I have had these for months now but assumed it was a callus. Is there any way to rid myself of it?

I have recently found that I may have plantar warts. I have had these for months now but assumed it was a callus. Is there any way to rid myself of it?

Duct tape: There is actually good experience with covering the lesions with a strip of duct tape. Leave it on until is either gets messy or falls off, and then reapply another piece. This might take 6 weeks or so but you can gauge the effect at each change. Hopefully this will do the trick for you. ...Read more

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I used a pumice stone on a verruca (thought it was just a callus then); is it ok to keep using the samestone, or will doing so maybe spread more warts?

I used a pumice stone on a verruca (thought it was just a callus then); is it ok to keep using the samestone, or will doing so maybe spread more warts?

Wart Treatments: Yes. It can spread. Here are some otc treatments.
1. Salicylic acid. This is most effective against plantar warts (warts on the soles of the feet). One should use the strongest (highest %) of salicylic acid possible.
2. Cryosurgery. There are now home treatment freezing units and should be used with extreme care.
3. Duct tape. No better than placebo, but works for 20% ...Read more

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I burned off a wart on my arm, and I'm wondering if this could lead to it spreading more? I've had it for years and remains localized to my elbow. It is a common wart.

I burned off a wart on my arm, and I'm wondering if this could lead to it spreading more? I've had it for years and remains localized to my elbow. It is a common wart.

Probably not a wart: It is not feasible to know for sure without having examined the "wart", but if it was there for years, it is unlikely to have been a wart. For now, you may watch and wait, if the lesion comes back or spreads, be sure to see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a callous on fingertip become a wart?

Please tell me, could a callous on fingertip become a wart?

A callous: Is dead skin, a wart is a virus. A wart can often look like a callous. A callous could turn into a wart just like skin can.... ...Read more

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What is the difference between a plantar, common wart and a corn or callous?

What is the difference between a plantar, common wart and a corn or callous?

See below: A corn or callous is the build up of dead skin over a boney area.
A wart is a vascular growth caused by a virus. ...Read more

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I have a wart looking round circle bruise that had come up in my elbow. I'm concerned. It doesn't itch or hurt. What could it be its a perfect circle.

I have a wart looking round circle bruise that had come up in my elbow. I'm concerned. It doesn't itch or hurt. What could it be its a perfect circle.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to know the nature of the lesion without examining it. However, it may be ring worm. Try over the counter treatment and if it does not go away in a week or so, you may wish to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 years old and came home with little red bumps on her elbow that she says don't hurt or itch. They look like warts but I'm not sure.?

My daughter is 3 years old and came home with little red bumps on her elbow that she says don't hurt or itch. They look like warts but I'm not sure.?

Mollusca?: Probably mollusca contagiosum, a common skin wart variant seen in many small children frequently. Benign and unnecessary to treat unless they become infected. I've included a picture with the typical appearance of mollusca. ...Read more

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Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Not effective.: Warts are caused by a virus that lives in the deeper part of the skin. Corns and calluses are a reaction of the skin to mechanical irritation, whether a pinpoint compression over a bony prominence for a corn, or excessive friction for a callus. Therefore the sal acid may burn the skin where a callus is, but the effect is temporary at best. ...Read more

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Plantar wart, corn, pressure callous? Active, moderate tender/soreness and escalates to extreme intervally. 2yrs! Have lanced @home but no object.

Plantar wart, corn, pressure callous? Active, moderate tender/soreness and escalates to extreme intervally. 2yrs! Have lanced @home but no object.

Wart has dark spots,: Warts if looked at under a magnifying glass
one can usually see dark spots. A corn has a
more round appearance and glassy appearance and is more common on the ball of the foot. This one tends to cause more pain with pressure. The types of shoes one wears usually contributes to this problem. A callus is a thickened area of skin with normal
or pronounced skin lines. Shoes, athletic activities. ...Read more

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My daughter has been getting tiny wart looking bumps first on her foot that went away then on her thigh now on her elbow, what could they possibly be?

My daughter has been getting tiny wart looking bumps first on her foot that went away then on her thigh now on her elbow, what could they possibly be?

Molluscum...: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that causes little pearly bumps on the skin. They are harmless and painless and usually go away on their own (could take a few years). Another possibility is that they are truly warts. It doesn't sound urgent, but it'd be good to have her doc take a look at them just to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a scab that itches on my left leg, when I pick it it turns red and bleeds and comes back the same way kind of like a callus or a wart, it isblac?

I have a scab that itches on my left leg, when I pick it it turns red and bleeds and comes back the same way kind of like a callus or a wart, it isblac?

Need to examine: A non-healing ulcer is a cause for concern. It may be a venous stasis ulcer, seborrhic keratosis, or less likely a skin carcinoma. It would be prudent to see a doctor and if need be, have it excised and tissue examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for an 8 yr old girl to have calluses & possibly a wart on her feet. What kind of doctor should see her?

Is it unusual for an 8 yr old girl to have calluses & possibly a wart on her feet. What kind of doctor should see her?

Contact Your PCP: Many primary care physicians, fp, ped internal medicine have experience with treating a wide variety of issues including foot warts. Cryosurgery devices (cold application) that use nitrous oxide have been approved for treating warts on the bottom of the foot as well as on other body surfaces. If this is not available at your pcp s/he can send you elsewhere if needed. ...Read more

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Wart under right butt cheek and one on left elbow. Smooth. Raised. Painless. What could this be? Also, yeast infection before last 2 periods. Help!

Wart under right butt cheek and one on left elbow. Smooth. Raised. Painless. What could this be? Also, yeast infection before last 2 periods. Help!

Need more info: Very difficult to make diagnosis without visualizing the lesions on the skin. Also the yeast infection has several causes including diabetes and/or untreated or poorly treated yeast infection. Please see your family physician for examination and blood tests. ...Read more

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3 months after full arm cast my ortho change cast hand to near elbow is it ok allow movement on bayonet apposition? So to build callus?

3 months after full arm cast my ortho change cast hand to near elbow is it ok allow movement on bayonet apposition? So to build callus?

See below: I believe you're referring to a humerus fracture. If you've been in a cast for three months I would be concerned your elbows getting severely stiff, if your fracture isn't healing at this point you may consider surgery I would speak to your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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I'm a 49 year old female. A couple years ago, I suddenly developed a wart on my chin. Had it removed, now I suddenly have one on my upper arm. Does this mean my immune system is weak? Menopause?

I'm a 49 year old female. A couple years ago, I suddenly developed a wart on my chin. Had it removed, now I suddenly have one on my upper arm. Does this mean my immune system is weak? Menopause?

Not menopause: Menopause isn't associated with increased susceptibility to viral diseases, such as warts. It may not mean your immune system is 'weak' per se, though of course viral illnesses and lesions can be affected by diminished or weakened immune system. Sleep is #1 way to help fend off viral illnesses, make sure you're getting at least 7-8 hours a night. Good luck! ...Read more

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My son got an ant bite on his toe months ago. It swelled up and he wouldn't let me pop it. It callused over and now looks like a wart...

My son got an ant bite on his toe months ago. It swelled up and he wouldn't let me pop it. It callused over and now looks like a wart...

? Ant Bite: Wonder if this is more likely a foreign body like a sliver or something similar that has calloused over. Would be worth getting it evaluated by his doctor to see what it is and what treatment if any needs to be done. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of arm and leg warts, fast and without pain?

What is the best way to get rid of arm and leg warts, fast and without pain?

Home remedy: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more