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My husband has developed knots on the soles of his feet, and several hard white callous like growths on his palms. What could be going on?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: May be corns, warts
A person with firm bumps on the soles most commonly has corns or warts.
Corns are thickened skin areas, but warts are thickened areas with distorted "fingerprint" lines due to virus infection of the skin cells. A dermatologist or primary doctor should evaluate. On the palms, calluses (which are similar to corns) form if a person is getting pressure or friction repeatedly on certain palmar areas.

In brief: May be corns, warts
A person with firm bumps on the soles most commonly has corns or warts.
Corns are thickened skin areas, but warts are thickened areas with distorted "fingerprint" lines due to virus infection of the skin cells. A dermatologist or primary doctor should evaluate. On the palms, calluses (which are similar to corns) form if a person is getting pressure or friction repeatedly on certain palmar areas.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Fibroma
He may be developing a fibroma and needs to see his medical doctor since it is developing on his hands and feet.

In brief: Fibroma
He may be developing a fibroma and needs to see his medical doctor since it is developing on his hands and feet.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Many possibilites
Many things can cause calluses.
Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Many possibilites
Many things can cause calluses.
Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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