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How To Remove Hard Skin From Feet At Home
In all honesty...: ...I discourage people from doing this because of risk of bleeding, infections and scarring. That said, if you're going to do it anyway, clean the skin and a very sharp pair of small nail scissors with alcohol, and snip them off. Big ones can bleed quite a lot, so let your doc do those. An old folk remedy is to tie thread or dental floss around them, but that seldom works. ...Read more
Moisturize: Use a skin lotion/moisturizing cream on your heels on a regular basis. Use of a pumice stone can be helpful and is a safe way to gently remove buildup. This often needs to be done on a regular basis. If you have dry heels with painful cracks, or are diabetic or have peripheral vascular disease, seek care from a podiatrist. ...Read more
Toughen skin: There are many situations in a person's life when having tough skin can mean the difference between living with pain and living pain-free. Tuf-foot is used regularly by athletes including distance runners, world championship baseball teams and professional basketball teams to care for and toughen their feet and hands. ...Read more
See below: Use a pumice stone or callous file to remove the rough skin and then a good moisturizing cream. I have had good luck with foot miracle cream. ...Read more
Make an appt: With your foot doctor. Sometimes soaking the foot helps to soften the skin and this will also cause the wood to expand and might make it easier to grab. But, its not easy to work on the bottom of your foot unless you are pretty flexible. ...Read more
Skin tag removal: Best to see your physician for this one. Occasionally skin tags can cause a bit of bleeding when they are removed and it is best done by your doctor who can see the area clearly and use a local anesthetic with a vasoconstrictor and an agent to stop bleeding after removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pimple on cheek for around 8 months. Now it's flat, dry, and super red.How to get rid of it? Any home remedies that you can easily find in your house?
This needs medical: Care, not home remedies. How do you know that the 8 month lesion is not a skin cancer? Even your doctor does not have microscopic vision--a biopsy may well be warranted. If it's truly benign, then any "pimple" that persists 8 months needs surgical drainage and the cyst sac removed or else it will simply come back. Some say that patients who treat themselves have a fool for both doctor and patient. ...Read more
How to clean desiten off the skin ? My elderly client is having a sores in her between legs & i put desiten but its hard to remove it from the skin.
Wash with water!: Desetin or zinc oxide is kind of sticky and is hard to remove, even though it is a good barrier cream. Washing with water and soap will get rid of it. I advise patients to choose petroleum jelly in its place. In your case, the sores between legs could be fungal infection, which may need medical attention. Please have the patient checked by the doctor as prescription medications may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have skin tags in both armpits. What's a quick safe way to remove them myself at home? Would wart freeze away work? Thanks!
Wart freeze: Wart freeze would work. Also can be shaved or cut using sharp scissors after numbing with ice cubes. Tying them with a thread if they are big enough is another option. ...Read more
Skin on hand peeling from hand washing; how long to grow back?
Is it safe to handle sensitive objects or should I wait for skin to grow back?
Try urea: There are moisturizing creams available at drug stores and pharmacys which have a high concentration of urea. The urea helps to break down areas of thickened skin. You may need to find different shoes or pad that area to prevent the callused skin from returning. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need surgical removal. ...Read more
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