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How To Remove Corns From Toes Naturally
Callus: Usually calluses are formed due to increased pressure. To get rid of them may involve orthotics, change in shoegear, or even potentially surgery. You can make them less painful with the use of moisturizers after getting your feet wet to the dry/callused areas. Or use of a pumice stone daily after getting your feet wet as well. I would not advise you take a razor to your feet! ...Read more
Relieve Pressure: Corns and calluses are a result if increase pressure and friction on toes and feet. There are a number of gentle skin softening products available otc that help, along with non-medicated padding. Adjusting and altering shoes to relieve pressure spots helps too. See you pcp or podiatrist for a thorough evaluation. Healthy feet.. Dr.H. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Corns: Corns are essentially focal areas of dry, thick, calloused skin. Otc corn pads use salicylic acid to dissolve them away. Also use of a foot file or pumice stone can help mechanically remove them. May want to see your doctor to make sure they are not plantar warts--they can resemble a corn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC medications.: Scars are difficult to completely remove but they can be lightened with over the counter products like Mederma or vitamin e. The real cause of discoloration on the skin where a corn used to be is pressure from your shoes on a hammertoe. Surgical correction of the deformity is the definitive treatment. Otherwise, try wearing shoes with a deeper toe box. ...Read more
Depends: Corns on toes can be caused by extrinsic (shoewear) and/or intrinsic factors. Eliminating tight shoes is the first step. Corn care with shaving, soaks, and padding can help. Occasionally, surgery is recommended for corns caused from toe deformities that don't respond to nonoperative measures. See a foot specialist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more
I'd urge you not to: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
Several options: It may help to start with a bleaching cream. In the us one can get hydroquinone over the counter. If this has failed to work within six weeks of good use, then consult a plastic surgeon for consideration of laser or ipl treatments or even possibly scar revisions. Good luck! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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