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Can a corn on the bottom of the foot be located between 2 toes?

Can a corn on the bottom of the foot be located between 2 toes?

Yes: It's very common to get a corn between toes. Usually related to shoes and structural deformity of the toes. ...Read more

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Can a corn on the bottom of the foot crack open and burn?

Can a corn on the bottom of the foot crack open and burn?

Corns are : Not generally found on the bottom of the foot callouses are. Corns are more on the toes. But, yes callouses technically can crack open and burn. Try applying antibiotic cream and covering. If no improvement see a foot doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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This corn on the bottom of my foot hurts so bad. Please help me!?

This corn on the bottom of my foot hurts so bad. Please help me!?

IPK: What it sounds like is you have a painful ipk or intractable porokeratosis. These are very punctuate calluses that form in areas of acute pressure on the bottom of the foot. See your podiatrist to get rid of them. Do not cryofreeze as this makes them bigger. What i suggest and has worked best in my practice is use of blistering agents I use a mixture of canthartin Podophyllin and salcylic acid. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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How do you treat a sprained or torn arch on the bottom of your foot ?

How do you treat a sprained or torn arch on the bottom of your foot ?

R.I.C.E.: If all you have done is sprain it (get it checked out by a professional to rule out a break, dislocation, or major tendon tear), then the basic principles of r.I.C.E will help out. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Stay off your foot for several days-to-weeks, ice the area for 10 min every hour to relieve pain and swelling, use an ace wrap for stability and to reduce swelling, and elevate it. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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Could plantar warts cause a slight pit or hole in the bottom of your foot?

Could plantar warts cause a slight pit or hole in the bottom of your foot?

Usually not: Usually not, plantar warts tend to develop a callous layer on the top of them. This causes the lesion to protrude out. This is also why it makes them so difficult to eradicate. Good luck. ...Read more

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