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I Have Foot Calluses Or Corns Can I Cut Them Off Myself
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 8 year old has either a callus/corn on the bottom of the ball of his foot for 2 mnths now and turning greenish. Very worried, haven't seen anyone.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be several things. ...Read more
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 had a callus at the top of my foot, it was tough skin and kind of dark. Started apllying corn and callus remover, now its gone but theres a red spot?
Irritation: It is likely that the redness you see is residual irritation from the corn/callus remover. Protect the skin from the sun. Apply a moisturizer and Hydrocortisone and with some time the redness should fade. Should it persist beyond a few weeks seek the advice of a board certified dermatologist in your area. ...Read more
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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