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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Calluses On Finger Tips

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How to treat calluses on finger tips?

How to treat calluses on finger tips?

Hard work: Callus is a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation. Rubbing that is too frequent or forceful will cause blisters rather than allow calluses to form., calluses are most often found on feet because of frequent walking. Calluses are generally not harmful cause complicated by ulcer or infection. ...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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I may have calluses on my index finger. How do I treat this? How do I prevent such thing?

I may have calluses on my index finger. How do I treat this? How do I prevent such thing?

Givvin' the Finger?: A true callus is the skin's reaction to constant rubbing or other stress. It builds up extra layers to cushion the structures lower down. So ask yourself what you are doing with that finger that may be causing the callus. If not that, it may be some other kind of growth that needs to be looked at directly, preferably by a hand surgeon or dermatologist. In the meantime, avoid irritating it. ...Read more

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What looks like a callus between my fingers?

What looks like a callus between my fingers?

Callus or flat wart: It is possible to get a callus on or between your fingers, for example if you do a lot of handwriting and the pen/pencil rubs too much. There are also flat warts which can look sort of like a callus. Have your doctor take a look at the spot, and they can tell you what it is and the best ways to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about painless calluses on my fingers?

Should I be worried about painless calluses on my fingers?

No: If the calluses are due to friction, try to reduce that. Use emolient to keep skin soft and to prevent the calluses from opeing up. ...Read more

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Can calluses have dimples in them? I apparently have on my finger.

Corn: A callus with a dimple is generally called a corn. The cause and treatment are the same. You may use any over the counter based treatment for corn or callus.
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. ...Read more

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I burned my finger at work and it was extremely painful but now (3hrs later)it doesn't hurt at all and the skin feels strange and like a callous?

I burned my finger at work and it was extremely painful but now (3hrs later)it doesn't hurt at all and the skin feels strange and like a callous?

That is the dead: Skin that you burned and basically killed. If no pain, keep it moist with aquaphor and don't pick it off, let it fall off. If you have scar when it all heals in about 2-3 weeks, see derm for options ...Read more

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What is this callus like bump on the side of my finger?

Need exam: Without examining you, it would only be a guess, . ..For example, could be a wart, epidermoid cyst, callus, etc. See a dr. And get a clinical evaluation of the area to get a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a callous on my finger next to the nail?

What could I do to cure a callous on my finger next to the nail?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause or look like a callus. Warts may look like a callus. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: 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. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have type one diabetes and I have calluses on my fingers from pricking them so much. /: how do I remove them?

I have type one diabetes and I have calluses on my fingers from pricking them so much. /: how do I remove them?

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 more

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Have a regular small callus (definitely a callus) on the side of my finger for 5 years! Caused by friction. Best method to remove?

Does Pen lean there?: If your pen leans there when you write that may be the reason for the callus there are various devices you can buy to put on your pen so you will not develop a callus. As funny as it sounds, I put a sponge roller that women use in their hair around my pen so I do not press so hard. ...Read more

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Have a regular small callus (definitely a callus) on the side of my finger for 5 years! Caused by mouse friction. Best method to remove?

Callus: As long as repetitive movement continues the callus persists. Moisturizing with a Lactic Acid containing product is often helpful. See a dermatologist if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Are calluses more common on feet than on fingers?

Calluses from trauma: Calluses usually come from repeated trauma to the skin; the feet generally experience more trauma than the hands, so calluses are more common on the feet; however, in someone who uses their hands in manual labor, calluses may appear on the hands and not the feet ...Read more

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What could cause wollen joints, and calluses/bumps on fingers?

What could cause wollen joints, and calluses/bumps on fingers?

Many possibilities: Joint swelling is a sign of inflammation. If chronic, it can be related to a systemic cause such as autoimmune disorders (lupus), or age-related degenerative cause (osteoarthritis). If is is self-limited, a minor injury may be the cause. Calluses are caused by chronic pressure.
"bumps" could be anything but may indicate chronic joint disease. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have 3 red callus like bumps on the side of my fingers. What could it be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history and physical examination. If there is friction at the site of lesions, due to any cause, these may be callouses. If there is no friction, the lesions may be warts. If these do not resolve in 3-4 weeks, you may wish 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.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

What would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

Callous PIP finger: I would suspect using something like scissors in your work or hobby. Can do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures and we can talk to figure out what it is. ...Read more

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My wife has a finger tip infection now, and had the same finger tip infection about 6 months ago. It becomes red and hot and forms a callus. 6 months ago she drained it. Now she noticed it becoming red for about 3 days and it went away. It has been a f

My wife has a finger tip infection now, and had the same finger tip infection about 6 months ago. It becomes red and hot and forms a callus. 6 months ago she drained it. Now she noticed it becoming red for about 3 days and it went away. It has been a f

Not: Not usually though having said that a recurrent infection should be evaluated and xrays can indiacate whether there is a suspiciuos lesion (infection) in the bone.

Usually these recurrent infections are paronychias, infection in th edge of the nail fold.
Soaking may help to loosen up some of the purulent material. ...Read more

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The skin around my finger nails have become callous like with the skin underneath the nail growing thick and hard connecting to the nail. Why?

The skin around my finger nails have become callous like with the skin underneath the nail growing thick and hard connecting to the nail. Why?

Thick skin sub nails: Hello~ just as you can get toe-nail fungus you can also get fungus infection of the finger nails and it looks just as u describe. You should have the diagnosis confirmed by a dermatologist and then if you are not pregnant and not TTFP, he can prescribe LAMISIL (terbinafine) tabs 1 daily for 90 days and this usually cures it. LAMISIL (terbinafine) pills is $$$ if u are not covered. Thanks ...Read more

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My finger tip skin hardens and forms a sensitive callous- like layer around my nails. Preexisting callouses swell and have a yellowish color. Help!

My finger tip skin hardens and forms a sensitive callous- like layer around my nails. Preexisting callouses swell and have a yellowish color. Help!

Callouses: You may have ungual warts, rather than callouses. They are hard to treat and you see a dermatologist for help ...Read more

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Large mass in between the ring finger and pinky? I think it started out as some type of callus a few years ago, just from getting it hit a bunch. It started out the size of a large pea, but has grown to the size of a marble now. Besides the rare, weak pul

Large mass in between the ring finger and pinky? I think it started out as some type of callus a few years ago, just from getting it hit a bunch. It started out the size of a large pea, but has grown to the size of a marble now. Besides the rare, weak pul

Without: Without seeing the lesion in question, I can say there is a possibility you are dealing with a ganglion cyst. A ganglion cyst is a tumor or swelling on a tendon or on top of a joint. It is commonly found on the hands (between the fingers or at the base of the palm and finger). Depending on the size, cysts may feel firm or spongy.
A routine check by either your primary doctor or an orthopedist is in order to actually make a diagnosis. If this is in fact the problem then a treatment plan can be etablished, which may include aspiration of the cyst. This tends to help resolve the problem in greater a 3/4 of cases. If it is not a ganglion cyst then your doctor should be able to provide a diagnosis based on his/her findings.
Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I noticed my four year old chewing on her fingertips yesterday. She said they're itchy. I noticed all ten fingers have a callous like rash /peeling.

I noticed my four year old chewing on her fingertips yesterday. She said they're itchy. I noticed all ten fingers have a callous like rash /peeling.

Fingertip rash: Peeling skin on fingertips can be due to a variety of things. Is she having any other symptoms including cracked lips, redness of eyes, hands, feet or or fever? Follow up with doctor for exam and definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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