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Is there a difference between a corn and a callus?

Is there a difference between a corn and a callus?

Not much: The terms "corn" and "callus" can be used interchangeably, but podiatrists use "callus" to describe a buildup of skin on the bottom of the foot or heel, and "corn" to describe a callus that forms on a toe. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between a callus and a corn?

What is the difference between a callus and a corn?

Callus vs Corn: There is no difference between a callus or corn. Both were comprised of hyperkeratotic skin. A corn is usually referred to as a callus on a toe. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a plantar, common wart and a corn or callous?

What is the difference between a plantar, common wart and a corn or callous?

See below: A corn or callous is the build up of dead skin over a boney area. A wart is a vascular growth caused by a virus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a keloid and a mole?

What is the difference between a keloid and a mole?

Big difference. : Moles are benign lesions that stable over time but may grow slowly. If they suddenly change, a biopsy may be recommended. Keloids grow and be one larger over time and generally associated with trauma or injury or inflammation. The keloid in the photo has been treated whereas the other smaller pigmented lesions appear more similar to moles. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wart and a rash?

What is the difference between a wart and a rash?

Totally different: Wart is a type of viral infection of the skin which causes overgrowth of the overlying skin. A rash is a general description, and means any change of the skin from normal, typically related to inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a blood blister and a boil?

What is the difference between a blood blister and a boil?

Two very different: things. A blister contains clear fluid (sometimes blood) & is found in separated layers of epidermis or between epidermis & dermis. A boil is a skin lesion containing pus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a virus and a fungus?

What is the difference between a virus and a fungus?

Fungus vs virus: Fungus is a living organism with a cell wall. Any of a group of unicellular, multicellular, or syncytial spore-producing organisms feeding on organic matter, including molds, yeast, ... Virus is an infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, ... ...Read more

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What is the difference between a adhesion and a keloid?

What is the difference between a adhesion and a keloid?

Stable vs growing : An adhesion is a scar anywhere in the body (not just the skin) that physically causes two structures to become adherent and is a common cause for bowel obstruction. They remin stable in size over time. Keloids are scars that have a tendency to grow over time and more likely occur on the skin. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a ganglion cyst and a neuromas?

What is the difference between a ganglion cyst and a neuromas?

Fluid filled v Solid: Ganglion cysts are benign masses arising from the wrist, usually from joint. They are common in the hand. Neuroma is a growth or tumor arising from nerve tissue, and for most part are also benign, but solid in characteristics. There are many different types of neuromas, and for purposes here not able to discuss all. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cyst and a skin tag?

What is the difference between a cyst and a skin tag?

Both Benign: Both are benign growths. A cyst is a dilated hair follicle, while a skin tag is a piece of loose skin. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a blackhead and a whitehead?

What is the difference between a blackhead and a whitehead?

White and black head: White heads are skin irritations filled with pus. Black heads are clogged pores. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cyst and a pimple?

What is the difference between a cyst and a pimple?

Infection vs not: A pimple is a tiny infection in a pore. The white stuff inside is pus. It's basically a very small abscess. There are many different kinds of cyst, but basically it's a walled off sac of fluid, but not an infection. Cysts can sometimes go away on their own, sometimes need surgery. Acne is generally treated topically (soaps and creams) and sometimes with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the difference in between a hemorrhoid and a polyp?

What is the difference in between a hemorrhoid and a polyp?

Vein vs gut lining: Both hemorrhiods and polyps are abnomalities associated with the colon. The hemorrhoid is a vein that has swelled and cause pain & itching. The polyp is an abnormal growth of the lining of the colon. It is usually painless and diagnosed incidentally on colonoscopy. Polyps can degenerate into cancer and need to be removed. Hemorroids are a nuisance and removed for reasons of bleeding or discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a carbuncle and a cyst?

What is the difference between a carbuncle and a cyst?

Difference: A carbuncle is skin infection cuased by bacteria and involve hair follicles. It usually drains purulent material. Cyst is a closed sac which may contain air, fluid or semisolid material. It could be sterile or infectious. Dr. Shah www.Cidsinfusion.Com. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a zip/pimple and a boil?

Whats the difference between a zip/pimple and a boil?

Boil: In layman's terms, a boil is just a huge, infected pimple. Sometimes they require lancing, or draining. It is usually caused by a staph infection and often starts out looking like a pimple. If it happens, see your doctor for the best 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