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

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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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 doesnt hurt). ...Read more

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Which treatment to get rid of corns is the very best?

Which treatment to get rid of corns is the very best?

Corns: Lifestyle modifications is the first step. Try to start with deodorant to your feet after showers and drying them. This helps prevent sweat in feet that could be the underlying cause of corns. Next, trim down the corns with a file or using vicks vapor rub to soften them. Lastly, off-load areas with too much pressure with inserts in your shoes. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My mom has corns. What treatment will get rid of them?

My mom has corns. What treatment will get rid of them?

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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Please describe the most effective treatment to get rid of these corns?

Please describe the most effective treatment to get rid of these corns?

Surgery: Because this eliminates the etiology. Though, if you are mindful of shoe selection, this may be helpful. Conservative surgery is always recommended to be tried first. ...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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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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Callus under palm of foot i've gotten pedicures, and i continue to trim down the callus and it continues to bring pain in my foot about 2 weeks after the treatment. Is there anything i can do to get rid of it, or what am i doing wrong?

Callus under palm of foot i've gotten pedicures, and i continue to trim down the callus and it continues to bring pain in my foot about 2 weeks after the treatment.  Is there anything i can do to get rid of it, or what am i doing wrong?

NEED FOR CUSHION!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons that you may have pain in the foot, but try cushioning arch supports like spenco polysorb cross-trainers(http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb). If these don't help, see a podiatrist.... Surgery may help too, depending on a accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy ways to get rid of corns..?

Is there a good home remedy ways to get rid of corns..?

Callus: A callus can be normal due to increase pressure. You can try using moisturizer cream to your feet after drying them from a shower/bath, you can try an over the counter pumice stone as well to help soften and get rid of the hardened skin. If you are diabetic or if there is still pain a referral to a podiatrist may help! ...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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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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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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What can I do to get rid of corns?

What can I do to get rid of corns?

Surgery: Surgical approach is needed to correct the bony abnormality that is causing the corn. However, I have also done laser for removal of corn and calluses. Certain people are not candidates for laser so an evaluation with a podiatrist could determine the best course of treatment for you. Please avoid using over the counter corn meds as these tend to cause more damage than good. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of corns (feet)?

PERMANENT SOLUTION: "Get rid of?" You're seeking a permanent solution? Depending upon the cause, surgery can be performed; for instance, if crooked toes are causing the corns, the toes can be surgically straightened. Consult a podiatrist to see if you are a surgical candidate; not everyone is. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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How can you get rid of corns on your feet?

Corns: Modify your shoegear so there is decreased pressure on the toes or have surgery to remove the enlarged portion of bone causing the problem. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of corns on your toes?

What are some ways to get rid of corns on your toes?

Avoid what causes it: Corns/calluses are your skin's way of protecting itself from where there is pressure. If you can determine what is causing the pressure, that's step 1. Some adjunct treatment can include the use of topical keratolytic creams/lotions to remove the dead skin along with items such as pumice stones and emery boards.. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of corns on the bottom of your feet?

Reduce pressure: Calluses (not corns) occur on the bottom of feet usually due to pressure or from clogged sweat glands. See a podiatrist and that way the cause can be treated. Depending on what is causing them, there are surgical and laser treatment for removal of them. You can also use emollient exfoliating creams with uric acid to help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of corns?

A podiatrist: Can debride them for you conservatively and discuss with you a more permenant solution. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of corns?

Stretching: Corns are caused by rubbing from shoes or surrounding digits. Contractures of the digits are the most likely cause. Wearing wider, deeper shoes help as well as open toed shoes. However to reduce the formation of corns, aggressive stretching of the tendons to the toes will help reduce the contractures and therefore the formation of corns. Supportive inserts may help to reduce contractures also. ...Read more

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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