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I have foot calluses or corns. Can I cut them off myself?

I have foot calluses or corns. Can I cut them off myself?

Not adbisable: You can soften them sand them off no knives and be careful they are hard to shave off without injury even in trained hands you can see a podiatrist wear looser shoes. ...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 have corns inside foot calluses. What do I do?

I have corns inside foot calluses. What do I do?

Remove them: First try application of over the counter medication, if fails get them removed. ...Read more

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How do I treat corns/ callous under my feet?

How do I treat corns/ callous under my feet?

Severall things: First get some very good shoes and ones the right size and with very good support. Next, treat the corn and calluses with softening agents and wear padding over the areas in question. Next use an apporpriate emory, rasp, drimmel, or other device to pare, currette or file down the hard lesions. You may need special orthotics and to see a foot/ankle orthopedist or podiatrist. Correct defects. ...Read more

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How to remove corns and calluses on your feet?

How to remove corns and calluses on your feet?

Calluses: Corns/calluses form from friction against the skin, but also moisture is needed. On top of changing shoes and socks, try moisture control by using spray deodorant on your feet. This helps decrease moisture. Also file them down daily in the shower or use Vicks vapor rub to soften them up. Lastly, off-load the areas to take pressure off and prevent reformation. Hope this helps! Good lucks! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of corns and calluses that are on your feet?

Relieve pressure: Corns and callouses are representations of pressure areas on the skin. They will go away if you remove the source of pressure. Unfortunately, with deformities like hammertoes its hard to remove all pressure of shoes. When they develop despite change in footwear and are painful, the hammertoes or other bony prominences should be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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How do corns develop on your feet and calluses on your hands formed?

How do corns develop on your feet and calluses on your hands formed?

Lotion or surgery.: Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! Offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dad has ingrown corns and callus on his feet. Help?

What can I do if my dad has ingrown corns and callus on his feet. Help?

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, he may have a foot deformity or other pathology. Lastly, see a podiatrist. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have corns and calluses on my feet, and sometimes suffer from athletes foot. The sides of my feet are bright pink in colour and flaky, what is it?

I have corns and calluses on my feet, and sometimes suffer from athletes foot. The sides of my feet are bright pink in colour and flaky, what is it?

Tinea: It does sound like athletes foot or tinea pedis. You should see your foot specialist for reccs...Hygiene changes, care for your skin and nails, cleaning your socks and shoes, topical and possibly oral antifungal meds! Happy feet. -dr. H-. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping, now from last one week I realized that some more small corns are coming up near

Is there any homeopathic medicine to cure foot corn I am having a foot corn under my foot thumb, I am applying corn/callous removers from last 1 month but its not helping, now from last one week I realized that some more small corns are coming up near

Lotion or surgery.: Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! Offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more

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I get calluses in between my little toes that I cut off periodically sometimes it hurts so bad it sends pain thru my whole foot and leg shake?

Helloma Molle: Its a condition where calluses form between the little toes of the feet. They result from the underlying bone of the opposing toes rubbing against each other. Aside from removing the calluses, you could try padding the area. If nothing helps, a podiatrist could perform a small procedure to remove portions of the underlying bone which are causing problems. ...Read more

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I have a thick callus on my foot and it has been there about 3 weeks. Cut like border is growing on one side and there is pain. What is it? Erase it?

I have a thick callus on my foot and it has been there about 3 weeks. Cut like border is growing on one side and there is pain. What is it? Erase it?

Reduce the callous: With a pedegg or similar device then dress the crack with some vaseline or antibiotic ointment daily. This should help. If it does not, you ought consider seeing a good podiatrist. ...Read more

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My heels/side of my feet are a really really dark color I scrape & peel off the dead skin/callous nothing works it started since I been wearing hills.

My heels/side of my feet are a really really dark color I scrape & peel off the dead skin/callous nothing works it started since I been wearing hills.

Wearing high heels: If wearing shoes, especially womens dress heels barefooted, you can create a lot of friction from motion of feet in shoes. If you wear hosiery it will likely help. Also, daily footcare using exfoliating creams/soaps/lotions and/or pumice stonehi can help remove surface layers of builtup callus and keep skin soft and more elastic. ...Read more

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If I can soak my feet in epson salt and shave off dead callus skin on my feet is it ok or should I stop cause the dead skin reappears a few days later?

If I can soak my feet in epson salt and shave off dead callus skin on my feet is it ok or should I stop cause the dead skin reappears a few days later?

Okay to shave, but..: You should determine why the callus is forming in the first place. Callus is the result of some force being applied to the skin. Whether it's from a shoe, the way you walk or the shape of your foot. You may need a different style shoe or some type of pad or support to go in certain shoes when you are doing certain activities that may be more stressful and irritating to your skin. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Using callous shaver w/razor blade, I accidentally cut a bean-sized chunk out of my heel. What are best steps to treat it at home? Bleeding stopped.

Using callous shaver w/razor blade, I accidentally cut a bean-sized chunk out of my heel. What are best steps to treat it at home? Bleeding stopped.

Topical antibiotic: After cleaning with saline. Apply protective bangade and avoid pressure on area. Just to be safe, have it looked at by physician to make sure no infection or other issues affect this. By the way. Do not use the shaver again as it obviously is putting you at risk for injury. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Explain the problems of calluses and corns.?

Explain the problems of calluses and corns.?

Pain, pressure: This is thickening of stratum corneum as protective mechanism for i'll fitting shoes or abnormal bone stricter. These can be thinned with blade but the underlying gait disturbance has to be addressed with padding, corrective footwear, or surgery by a podiatrist if necessary. ...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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What can I use for calluses and corns if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for calluses and corns if I don't have a doctor?

Prevent rubbing: Callouses and corns are the body's way of responding to friction and rubbing. They are common on the feet, when one toe rubs against another toe, or against a tight shoe. So, the first thing is to cover and protect the areas that are being rubbed with a piece of cotton or a bandaid, and then use a cream with urea and/or Hydrocortisone to soften the corn. It will take months to get better. ...Read more

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What is the difference between calluses or corns?

Not much.: Neither term is a technical term. "corns" are usually what people call the soft calluses that develop on toes, while "calluses" usually refer to the thick skin on the sole of the foot. This thick skin can be diffuse and wide-spread, or have a core or nucleus to it. All usually occur due to pressure or friction; very occasionally trauma or a plugged sweat gland can be a component. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my calluses and corns?

Many: If you are healthy, there are over the counter treatments that are safe such as pads designed to thin the problem area and devices to thin the skin (pumice stone, etc.). It is best to use in or immediately after showering. Often, visits to the doctor every 3-6 mo. Will take away the pain by shaving the areas down (it doesn't hurt). ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove bunions, callous, and corns surgically? And generally, how much would it cost?

What is the best way to remove bunions, callous, and corns surgically? And generally, how much would it cost?

There are many: Different types of bunion surgery. The choice of procedure depends on many factors including how bad a deformity is present and the patients expectations for rehab. Corns and callouses could be trimmed. Again, depending on where they are located surgical procedures can be performed to eliminate them permenantly. Get a podiatric consultation. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for curing corns and calluses?

What are home remedies for curing corns and calluses?

Lotion or surgery.: Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! Offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read more

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Can you describe an effective medication for corns and calluses?

Hand lotion: Most over-the-counter corn removal products contain salicylic acid and can cause painful tissue burns if used improperly. You are better off using a pumice stone and moisturizing the area. If lesions are painful, see a podiatrist who can safely trim them and assess the cause. Sometimes, corns are due to toe deformities that can be corrected. Also, ensure your shoes don't fit improperly. ...Read more

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Does every calluses have cores or is it corns that have cores or both. Thank you?

No some: Are diffuse with no core, corns can be diffuse without a core as well. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to deal with corns and calluses?

What are some home remedies to deal with corns and calluses?

Soaking, Pumice: Stay away from store bought corn pads which contain acid. They may taken off the corn but also take away good skin which can create ulcers and bone infection. The best home remedy is to soak the corns and rub them off with a pumice or callus file. Also need to moisturize the skin to reduce friction when walking which increase the frequency of callus formation. ...Read more

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My sister says she has calluses and corns. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Yes: It tends to be common in families but there is no specific gene. It also has to do with what kind of shoes you wear. ...Read more

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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

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