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Corns and Calluses

Information about Corns And Calluses

We Have to Know about the Corns And Calluses

  • Skin often protects itself from friction and pressure by building up corns and calluses — thick, hardened layers of skin
  • Corns are smaller than calluses and have a hard center surrounded by inflamed skin. Corns usually develop on parts of your feet that don’t bear weight, such as the tops and sides of your toes. Corns can be painful when pushed or may cause a dull ache
  • Calluses usually develop on the soles of the feet, especially under the heels or balls, on the palms, or on the knees. Calluses are rarely painful and vary in size and shape. They can be more than an inch in diameter, making them larger than corns

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

Causes of Corns And Calluses

  • Ill-fitting shoes and skipping socks
  • Using hand tools

Do’s and Don’ts of Corns And Calluses

  • Wear shoes that give your toes plenty of room
  • Use protective coverings
  • Wear padded gloves when using hand tools

Signs & Symptoms of Corns And Calluses

  • A thick, rough area of skin
  • A hardened, raised bump
  • Tenderness or pain under your skin
  • Flaky, dry or waxy skin

Medical advice for Corns And Calluses

  • If a corn or callus becomes very painful or inflamed
  • If you have diabetes or poor circulation, call your doctor before self-treating corns or calluses

Risk factors of Corns And Calluses

  • Using hand tools without wearing gloves
  • Foot deformities

Treatment for Corns And Calluses

  • Avoiding the repetitive actions that cause them to develop

Self-care for Corns And Calluses

  • Use over-the-counter pads
  • Soak your hands or feet in warm, soapy water
  • During or after bathing, rub corns or calluses with a pumice stone or washcloth to help remove a layer of toughened skin. Don’t use a pumice stone if you have diabetes because your risk of infection is higher
  • Apply moisturizer to hands and feet
  • Stick to loose fitting, cushioned shoes, and socks that fit properly

Investigations for Corns And Calluses

  • No routine laboratory tests are done
Corns And Calluses
     Tenderness or pain under your skin