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Doctor insights on: When Should I Use Pumice

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Where you acquire pumice stone?

Drug Store: You can obtain one at local drug store. ...Read more

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If i shaved, then used a pumice stone, would that remove stubble effectively?

If i shaved, then used a pumice stone, would that remove stubble effectively?

Avoid pumice: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Where can I find pumice for your teeth?

Where can I find pumice for your teeth?

Dental Supplier: Pumice is very abrasive to teeth and should not be used on a regular basis. Dental suppliers sell it, but the general public should not be using it as it can cause enamel to wear when used too frequently. ...Read more

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Past year now I have to pumice my feet EVERY DAY. Why is this happening? My feet and ankles also swell easily for years but I knew that already...

Past year now I have to pumice my feet EVERY DAY.  Why is this happening? My feet and ankles also swell easily for years but I knew that already...

Dry skin: Calloused skin are usually reasons people have to pumice....(not sure if that is a verb) Anyways, moisturize feet for starters. Try and controL the swelling of the lower extremities and figure out why so much pressure to the bottom of the feet....I.e are you heavy? Pressure spots secondary to biomechanics of the feet? ...Read more

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Since overusing pumice, heels are peeling. How should treat flaking skin now?

Since overusing pumice, heels are peeling. How should treat flaking skin now?

Moisturizers: If the skin is too raw, you may need to apply neosporin or a triple antibiotic ointment. Otherwise moisturizers such as vaseline, eucerin, utter cream, shea butter may be helpful. Also, they make socks with silicone liners to help with dry cracked skin. If yours heels crack alot, think fungal infection and try otc vs. Prescription medication. ...Read more

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Would using a pumice stone everyday for three weeks remove hair, either permanently or temporarily?

Pumice: Pumice works through friction. Although pumice is usually used to smooth down rough skin, repeated use could wear off hairs. Please be careful not to abrade your skin with too frequent or aggressive use of pumice. It would not cause permanent loss unless you really damaged the skin. ...Read more

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After pumice and moisturizing that area of my skin, can I do anything else until the sole callus peals?

After pumice and moisturizing that area of my skin, can I do anything else until the sole callus peals?

Callus: "stainless steel file that removes rough, dry skin and calluses to reveal soft, smooth skin. Try the ped egg which can be found at walmart stores and others. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pumice stone and my boyfriend has terribly callused feet. How do I use the stone?

What to do if I have a pumice stone and my boyfriend has terribly callused feet. How do I use the stone?

Pumice stone: After your boyfriend gets his feet wet (shower bath or swimming). Take the stone and rub back and forth over the hardened area. You should see some skin flaking off. You do not want to continue if his skin starts to turn red. See a professional if bleeding occurs! ...Read more

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Went to get a pedicure 2 days ago. Lady rubbed my skin too hard with pumice. My skin was raw and in pain, put peroxide. Today it's red and yellowish?

Went to get a pedicure 2 days ago. Lady rubbed my skin too hard with pumice. My skin was raw and in pain, put peroxide. Today it's red and yellowish?

Skin changes: Be checked. It is possible that you have a secondary infection. It also may be part of the healing process. One needs antibiotic treatment; the other close observation. Both require cleaning by soaking your foot/feet regularly. All the best. ...Read more

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Does pumice stone hair removal leave stubbles?

Does pumice stone hair removal leave stubbles?

Can: Abrasive use (pumice stone) is effective at removal of surface irregularities and dead skin layers. Usually not efficient for hair removal alone. If done too firmly, can irritate hair follicle openings and leave the stubble appearance you may be referring to in your question. ...Read more

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I have a corn on my left sole , it is too painful. I tried corn pads and pumice stone but it worked for a short period. What should i do?

I have a corn on my left sole , it is too painful. I tried corn pads and pumice stone but it worked for a short period. What should  i do?

Corn: If it is on the bottom of your foot, it may be caused by a metatarsal bone that is not properly aligned. Foot orthotics or surgery can help relieve it. ...Read more

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If a pumice stone is used daily, how long would it take for hair to be removed and would it also remove the black spots associated with shaving?

If a pumice stone is used daily, how long would it take for hair to be removed and would it also remove the black spots associated with shaving?

Hmmm...: A pumice stone scratches off the upper layer of dead skin cells, but use it too often or too vigorously and one will scratch off the upper layer of live skin cells too. That would lead to inflammation (irritation and redness), which in turn could cause splotchy skin with hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Maybe that pumice stone isn't such a good idea. ...Read more

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How do I permanently get rid of the callous on my inner feet? I've had them for years and pumiced daily for the past year. Why won't they go away?

How do I permanently get rid of the callous on my inner feet? I've had them for years and pumiced daily for the past year. Why won't they go away?

Oftentimes people: use terminology that others don't understand. "inner feet" is a confusing term. Assuming your diagnosis of callous is correct, they are caused by friction and usually are under a bony prominence or region of pressure. Hence, if the etiology is removed then the issue may be solved. If i knew precisely the region in question I could give a more exact answer. ...Read more

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I used a pumice stone on a verruca (thought it was just a callus then); is it ok to keep using the samestone, or will doing so maybe spread more warts?

I used a pumice stone on a verruca (thought it was just a callus then); is it ok to keep using the samestone, or will doing so maybe spread more warts?

Wart Treatments: Yes. It can spread. Here are some otc treatments. 1. Salicylic acid. This is most effective against plantar warts (warts on the soles of the feet). One should use the strongest (highest %) of salicylic acid possible. 2. Cryosurgery. There are now home treatment freezing units and should be used with extreme care. 3. Duct tape. No better than placebo, but works for 20% ...Read more

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Would removing hair with a pumice stone leave black spots like shaving? Have light complexion and dark hair

Would removing hair with a pumice stone leave black spots like shaving? Have light complexion and dark hair

Pumice stone: The pumice stone may or may not basically grind the hair off the surface of the skin but it would take a lot of friction which will primarily affect the skin surface and not the hair. All that rubbing can cause a pretty significant rash and erosions of the surface. That can result in infection and later when it heals in darkening or blotchiness of the skin. Definitely not recommended. ...Read more