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What are some home treatments to get rid of corns and calluses?

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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
4 doctors agree

In brief: Avoiding pressure

Corns and calluses occur due to localized pressure built up between bony prominence of adjacent toes, or from outside pressure over bony prominence.
In non diabetic patients, gentle use of pumice stone after shower, wider shoes, otc toe separators, inserts, metatarsal pads are some treatments one can try. Diabetic patients should see a doctor.

In brief: Avoiding pressure

Corns and calluses occur due to localized pressure built up between bony prominence of adjacent toes, or from outside pressure over bony prominence.
In non diabetic patients, gentle use of pumice stone after shower, wider shoes, otc toe separators, inserts, metatarsal pads are some treatments one can try. Diabetic patients should see a doctor.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Home Rx!

There are numerous "keratolytic" agents available without rx.
The frequently contain salicylic acid, both other chemicals are used. These agents applied daily can first soften a corn and then slough it. They work, but not always!

In brief: Home Rx!

There are numerous "keratolytic" agents available without rx.
The frequently contain salicylic acid, both other chemicals are used. These agents applied daily can first soften a corn and then slough it. They work, but not always!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Corns and calluses

Grind a few Aspirin tablets and make a paste of it by adding some lemon juice.
Apply this paste on the affected areas of skin. Cover the area with a towel soaked in warm water and wrap in a plastic cover. After about 8 to 10 minutes, uncover it and gently rub the area with a pumice stone and wash it off with cold water. Repeat this process to eliminate the calluses from your skin. Do not use this.

In brief: Corns and calluses

Grind a few Aspirin tablets and make a paste of it by adding some lemon juice.
Apply this paste on the affected areas of skin. Cover the area with a towel soaked in warm water and wrap in a plastic cover. After about 8 to 10 minutes, uncover it and gently rub the area with a pumice stone and wash it off with cold water. Repeat this process to eliminate the calluses from your skin. Do not use this.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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