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What Is A Corn On Your Foot
Bunion: A bunion (hallux abducto valgus) is a bony deformity of the great toe characterized by latral deviation of the great toe toward the second toe. This forms an abnormal bony bump at the base of the big toe and an enlargement of the big toe joint. This can be hereditary or from other disease e.g. Arthritis etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See Podiatrist: Could be a cyst, a bone spur, bone prominence or something else. Where on the toe is it? Have a podiatrist examine it. ...Read more
How do I tell the difference between a bunion and a callus and a corn? Pain where the tailors bunion is located, but looks like a callus. What is it?
Depends...: Blisters can be very painful if they still have a "raw" feeling associated because the skin has recently been peeled; however, closed blister are covered and may not hurt. I'd say it wouldn't be advisable, but honestly, it depends on your pain tolerance. Keep in mind, the more you irritate it, you don't give those sites a chance to heal. ...Read more
Warts are a virus: There are many different kinds of warts, there are over 2000 kinds of the wart virus. There are multiple treatments depending on location, size, how many warts are present etc. Treatments includes freezing, burning, surgical excision, topicals, laser, herbals. Suspicous lesions should have a biopsy. See a physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NONE!: You need to be followed by a specialist carefully to ensure that your wound does not progress and at worst become infected. Diabetic ulcerations can at times rapidly progress and result in a much worse prognosis. Follow all instructions in diabetes management and wound care as prescribed. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
First steps: File it down and apply vicks vapor rub to make it softer. Once fully down, use wider shoes to relieve pressure. Corns/calluses form from moisture, pressure, and repetitive sheer force. To relieve moisture, use spray deodorant daily on feet. If all else fails, then see your doctor for other means. The very last option is surgery. Good luck! hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Solution to callus: Hello and thank you for your question, Callus formation is commonly due to ill-fitting shoes that may cause a patient to walk in a manner that creates the callus. My first suggestion would be to identify that shoe that you may feel is causing the problem and purchase sole pads to insert in them. If it is an isolated callus, a callus cushion may be beneficial. Good luck. Dr. Kosari ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a blister on the heel of my foot that my dermatologist thinks could be herpes. Is this possible?
Yes, possible.: It can happen if someone with active lesion or history of herpes infection touches to your heal area it can make a lesion appear in that area. It got to be skin to skin contact. It is unusual but it may happen . Usually it occurs when loose or improperly fitting shoes rub against the skin surfaces of the foot. Any rubbing on selected spots of the foot can eventually lead to blister formation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root Myth: Many people think that corns have a root like a plant and if removed problem goes away. Actually, a corn forms from a response of skin to excessive pressure or friction. This can be from a shoe, an enlarged bone or a deformity causing this abnormal pressure. The only way to permanently eliminate the corn is if the underlying cause of this pressure or friction is eliminated. Consult with podiatrist. ...Read more
Foot felt a bit painful and i discovered I have a blood blister on the ball of the foot. Whats the best way to treat it a blister plaster?
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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