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Can corns on your foot become infected?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: If ulcerates skin

If they cause a ulceration through the skin (a wound) this can become infected.

In brief: If ulcerates skin

If they cause a ulceration through the skin (a wound) this can become infected.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: Rarely.

Corns are the term we use for a callus on the top of or between your toes.
Typically, calluses do not become infected with bacteria. The exception to this is when you have athlete's foot: then any area of skin (including a callus) can become infected with a fungus. If the corn occurs between your toes and you don't keep the area dry, the corn can become infected with bacteria or fungus, or both.

In brief: Rarely.

Corns are the term we use for a callus on the top of or between your toes.
Typically, calluses do not become infected with bacteria. The exception to this is when you have athlete's foot: then any area of skin (including a callus) can become infected with a fungus. If the corn occurs between your toes and you don't keep the area dry, the corn can become infected with bacteria or fungus, or both.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Infection's possible

Sometimes a corn can have a skin infection, which would require antibiotics to get rid of the infection.
Diabetics, or other persons with decreased sensation or poor circulation in the feet, should have foot care done by a doctor, to try to avoid complications such as infections.

In brief: Infection's possible

Sometimes a corn can have a skin infection, which would require antibiotics to get rid of the infection.
Diabetics, or other persons with decreased sensation or poor circulation in the feet, should have foot care done by a doctor, to try to avoid complications such as infections.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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