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4 Symptoms Of Corns And Calluses

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
4 Symptoms Of Corns And Calluses
Corns and calluses are defined as thickened and hardened areas of the skin, which are formed due to excess pressure, friction or rubbing in a particular area. They generally form at the bottom of the feet and can cause discomfort and pain while walking. Corns usually form on the sides and tops of toes. There are several variants of corn such as hard corn, soft corn and seed corns. Calluses typically form in areas which undergo high friction. It can appear on hands and feet. Read on to find more about corns and calluses.

Causes
1. In some cases, corns or calluses may form due to improper walking motion but in most cases corns and calluses form due to wearing shoes which fit in an improper manner.
2. High heels in particular are a major reason for the formation of corns and calluses. Other reasons include foot deformities or wearing shoes and sandals without socks.
3. Corns and calluses have a risk of being infected by bacteria which causes the infected region to secrete pus or fluid.

Symptoms
There are different types of corns and calluses and each of them have different symptoms during their formation.
1. A callus is a small patch of dead skin which can form anywhere in the body but usually in places which undergo friction.
2. A hard corn is a patch of hard skin which is located outside the little toe or on top of a toe.
3. A soft corn is a sensitive red patch of skin which is typically found between toes.
4. A seed corn is a painful patch of dead skin which typically forms on the ball of the foot or on the heel.

Treatment
If you have developed a corn or a callus it is advisable to consult a doctor as they can correctly differentiate between warts and calluses. Use of moleskin around the corn or callus usually reduces the pressure from the affected region. Oral antibiotic medication can also be prescribed by your physician. Certain moisturising creams also help treating corns and calluses. Opt for stronger moisturising creams after consulting your doctor if regular ones are not helping. In certain instances corns and calluses may need to be surgically removed.
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Calluses And Corns - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mohali
Calluses And Corns - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment
Corns and calluses are areas of stumpy skin caused by friction or pressure. They usually hurt when you wear shoes or walk.

Calluses generally develop on your feet or hands, and most of the time, don t require treatment.

Corns have a hard or soft inner core. Soft corns are mostly found between the toes, while hard corns form on the top of the toes. Corns that are caused by ill-fitting shoes often reduce on wearing the right shoes.

Causes-

Repeated friction or pressure causes corns and calluses on areas of skin. The pressure leads to the death of the skin, which develops a protective, hard surface. Soft corns develop in a similar fashion. Corns and calluses are not formed due to viruses and are not harmful. They can be formed due to:

Regular usage of any object that puts strain on the hands, such as sports equipment (badminton racquet) or tools (hammer or gardening hoe), usually leads to calluses on the hands.

Pressure from wearing the wrong footwear usually leads to corns and calluses on the feet. Calluses can also form by walking barefoot.

Abnormal structures on the foot, such as hammertoe or bone spurs, can cause calluses and corns.

Repeated pressure from playing certain sports can also cause calluses on the feet.

Symptoms-

Corns and calluses on the feet are easy to spot. A callus is thick, hard and dry, and may appear yellowish or grey in colour. When touched, it will feel bumpy and more insensitive than the skin around it. A hard corn is thick and firm, while soft corns look like an exposed sore. The hard corn may have a grey centre with a light yellow ring around it.

Corns and calluses don t hurt, but it does become painful when you are wearing shoes or walking. Fitting your feet into shoes gets more difficult due to them. Touching or squeezing the corn or callus can also be painful.

Treatment-

Corns and calluses don t require treatment normally, but if they hurt, here s what you can do:

Wearing well-fitting shoes that are roomy with deep and wide toe boxes (the area covering the toe).

Protective paddings, such as moleskin, toe separator, toe sleeves, etc., can alleviate pain.

Soaking the corn or callus in hot water, and then gently wear down the dead skin by using a pumice stone.

Salicylic acid can be used to soften the corn or callus.
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Corns & Calluses - How To Administer Them?

BPTh/BPT, Vasyli Certification
Podiatrist, Mumbai
Corns & Calluses - How To Administer Them?
Corns and calluses are defined as thickened and hardened areas of the skin which are formed due to excess pressure, friction or rubbing in a particular area. They generally form at the bottom of the feet and can cause discomfort and pain while walking. Corns usually form on the sides and tops of toes. There are several variants of corn such as hard corn, soft corn and seed corns. Calluses typically form in areas which undergo high friction. It can appear on hands and feet. Read on to find more about corns and calluses.

Causes

1. In some cases, corns or calluses may form due to improper walking motion but in most cases, corns and calluses form due to wearing shoes which fit in an improper manner.
2. High heels, in particular, are a major reason for the formation of corns and calluses. Other reasons include foot deformities or wearing shoes and sandals without socks.
3. Corns and calluses have a risk of being infected by bacteria which causes the infected region to secrete pus or fluid.

Symptoms

There are different types of corns and calluses and each of them have different symptoms during their formation.

1. A callus is a small patch of dead skin which can form anywhere in the body but usually in places which undergo friction.
2. A hard corn is a patch of hard skin which is located outside the little toe or on top of a toe.
3. A soft corn is a sensitive red patch of skin which is typically found between toes.
4. A seed corn is a painful patch of dead skin which typically forms on the ball of the foot or on the heel.

Treatment

If you have developed a corn or a callus it is advisable to consult a doctor as they can correctly differentiate between warts and calluses. Use of moleskin around the corn or callus usually reduces the pressure from the affected region. Oral antibiotic medication can also be prescribed by your physician. Certain moisturizing creams also help to treat corns and calluses. Opt for stronger moisturizing creams after consulting your doctor if regular ones are not helping. In certain instances, corns and calluses may need to be surgically removed.
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Corn, Warts & Moles Removal!

BHMS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), Fellowship in Medical Cosmetology
Cosmetic Physician, Navi Mumbai
Corn, Warts & Moles Removal!
Corn, Warts, and Moles are not life-threatening. But they can be very ugly and uncomfortable. One should book an appointment with the cosmetic physician for spot removal. There are a number of methods for Corn, Warts, and Moles removal, which are safe and easy on pockets.

Corn, Warts, and Moles can be painful and disrupt in daily life. However, with the appropriate removing method, one can lead a normal and comfortable lifestyle.

Corn:

Corn typically appears at the bottom of the foot of the person where the surface is hairless and the friction of the body movement is the most. Corn can be painful and may hinder the daily work routine.

The main cause for occurring for Corn is the friction of the footwear people wear or the pressure of the bones. Corn can be hard or soft. It is also caused by repetitive activities like running, climbing, and walking, which cause undue friction in the legs.

Corn Removal Treatment-

There are many Corn removal treatments. Doctors may use the methods according to the condition of the foot Corn. The most effective and common method for treating Corn is using corn pads. Even applicators and plasters may relieve the patient from the Corn. Apart from these, the doctors also use lasers, cautery, surgical excision for the same.

Warts:

Warts are small emergence of rough skin on any part of the body. It looks like an emerging lump or cauliflower. People with weaker immune system are prone to have Warts. Warts are caused by a virus called HPV virus, and generally, they require medical help for removal. Also, the appearance of Warts depends upon the thickness of the body skin of the patient.

Some of the common types of Warts are:

Flat Warts

Plantar Warts

Palmer Warts

Treatments for Warts Removal-

To remove Warts successfully, doctors use treatments like salicylic acid, cryotherapy, laser treatment, surgery, chemical therapy, antigen shots, and photodynamic therapy. Apart from these, the doctors also use lasers, cautery, surgical excision to get rid of warts.

Most Warts get removed with time without any treatment. But, they do not go away; a visit to the cosmetic physician is essential. The best sort of treatment after Wart removal is the use of salicylic acid. Most of the creams and patches contain salicylic acid, which effectively removes Warts and treats the skin.

If Warts do not get treated with standard procedures, doctors also suggest the patients to go for immunotherapy and use of antibiotics that remove the infection.

Moles:

Moles are a pigmented collection of cells on the top layer of the skin. Most of the Moles are black or brown, but they can also be in blue and red in some patients. Moles are caused due to the growth of melanocytes in a cluster in the skin. These cells are pigmented, and hence Moles are seen clearly with naked eyes.

Moles can grow with age and also go away. With a change in skin type and exposure to the sun, Moles appear darker with time.

Treatment of Moles Removal-

Moles are generally harmless. But, when a person notices a larger mole with a rough texture and discoloration, it is suitable for him/her to visit the doctor for the removal of moles. If a person sees that Moles are increasing in size and getting itchy, visiting the cosmetic physician immediately is a great idea. Moles can be treated with shave excision or excisional biopsy. Apart from these, the doctors also use lasers, cautery, surgical excision to remove the moles.

Conclusion

These treatments for Corn, Warts, and Moles removal are very common and give a person great and better results. However, one should always consult a physician before going for any of these treatments.
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How To Treat Corns And Calluses?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
How To Treat Corns And Calluses?
Corns and calluses are defined as thickened and hardened areas of the skin, which are formed due to excess pressure, friction or rubbing in a particular area. They generally form at the bottom of the feet and can cause discomfort and pain while walking. Corns usually form on the sides and tops of toes. There are several variants of corn such as hard corn, soft corn and seed corns. Calluses typically form in areas which undergo high friction. It can appear on hands and feet. Read on to find more about corns and calluses.

Causes
1. In some cases, corns or calluses may form due to improper walking motion but in most cases corns and calluses form due to wearing shoes which fit in an improper manner.
2. High heels in particular are a major reason for the formation of corns and calluses. Other reasons include foot deformities or wearing shoes and sandals without socks.
3. Corns and calluses have a risk of being infected by bacteria which causes the infected region to secrete pus or fluid.

Symptoms
There are different types of corns and calluses and each of them have different symptoms during their formation.
1. A callus is a small patch of dead skin which can form anywhere in the body but usually in places which undergo friction.
2. A hard corn is a patch of hard skin which is located outside the little toe or on top of a toe.
3. A soft corn is a sensitive red patch of skin which is typically found between toes.
4. A seed corn is a painful patch of dead skin which typically forms on the ball of the foot or on the heel.

Treatment
If you have developed a corn or a callus it is advisable to consult a doctor as they can correctly differentiate between warts and calluses. Use of moleskin around the corn or callus usually reduces the pressure from the affected region. Oral antibiotic medication can also be prescribed by your physician. Certain moisturising creams also help treating corns and calluses. Opt for stronger moisturising creams after consulting your doctor if regular ones are not helping. In certain instances corns and calluses may need to be surgically removed.
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Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Corns And Calluses!

MBBS, Diploma in Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pune
Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Corns And Calluses!
Corns and calluses are defined as thickened and hardened areas of the skin, which are formed due to excess pressure, friction or rubbing in a particular area. They generally form at the bottom of the feet and can cause discomfort and pain while walking. Corns usually form on the sides and tops of toes. There are several variants of corn such as hard corn, soft corn and seed corns. Calluses typically form in areas which undergo high friction. It can appear on hands and feet. Read on to find more about corns and calluses.

Causes
1. In some cases, corns or calluses may form due to improper walking motion but in most cases corns and calluses form due to wearing shoes which fit in an improper manner.
2. High heels in particular are a major reason for the formation of corns and calluses. Other reasons include foot deformities or wearing shoes and sandals without socks.
3. Corns and calluses have a risk of being infected by bacteria which causes the infected region to secrete pus or fluid.

Symptoms
There are different types of corns and calluses and each of them have different symptoms during their formation.
1. A callus is a small patch of dead skin which can form anywhere in the body but usually in places which undergo friction.
2. A hard corn is a patch of hard skin which is located outside the little toe or on top of a toe.
3. A soft corn is a sensitive red patch of skin which is typically found between toes.
4. A seed corn is a painful patch of dead skin which typically forms on the ball of the foot or on the heel.

Treatment
If you have developed a corn or a callus it is advisable to consult a doctor as they can correctly differentiate between warts and calluses. Use of moleskin around the corn or callus usually reduces the pressure from the affected region. Oral antibiotic medication can also be prescribed by your physician. Certain moisturising creams also help treating corns and calluses. Opt for stronger moisturising creams after consulting your doctor if regular ones are not helping. In certain instances corns and calluses may need to be surgically removed.
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Treatment of Corns!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Corns!
Treatment of Corns

Homeopathic Treatment of Corns
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Corns
Surgical Treatment of Corns
Dietary & Herbal & Herbal Treatment of Corns
Other Treatment of Corns
What is Corns
Symptoms of Corns
Causes of Corns
Risk factors of Corns
Complications of Corns
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Corns
Precautions & Precautions & Prevention of Corns
Treatment of Corns

Homeopathic Treatment of Corns

There is effective treatment for Corns in homeopathy. Homoeopathic treatment for Corns is completely painless and safe. Corns treatment may last up to a total duration of six months. However patient gets relief from pain much earlier. Following are some homeopathy remedies for corns.

Antim c
Ranunculus
Calendula
Bryonia
Pulsatilla

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Corns

Allopathic anti-inflammatory medicines give you relief at the cost of your Immunity. The attention of a physician may be required if there is numbness, reduced feeling, or severe pain.. Medical attention is not usually required unless diabetes mellitus, poor circulation, or other problems make self-care difficult.

Surgical Treatment of Corns

In some cases, surgical correction of the bony prominence that is causing the high pressure may be needed.

Dietary & Herbal & Herbal Treatment of Corns

Eat food such as spinach, cucumber, cherries and raspberries.
You can get alkali from millet and buckwheat grains.
Maximize the use of fresh organic vegetable and fruits
Avoid the processed and junk foods.
Maximize the intake of vitamin A, B complex, and C in your diet.
Avoid saturated fats, white flour, fried foods, sugar, alcohol, red meat, coffee, chocolate and soft drinks.

Other Treatment of Corns

Remove bunching of socks, irritating stitching from socks, or any other local irritant.
Wear properly fitting shoes.
Try using doughnut-shaped corn pads, which may relieve pressure on corns.


What is Corns?

Corns (also called clavi) are specially-shaped calluses of dead skin that usually occur on thin or glabrous (hairless and smooth) skin surfaces, especially on the top of toes or fingers.

Symptoms of Corns

Increased pressure on toes and
Irritation on toes
Inflamed skin.
Painful walking

Causes of Corns

People who do lots of exercise, put more pressure on their feet.
Prominent bones in your feet can press against your shoes.
Poorly fitting footwear.
Poorly healed fractures.

Risk factors of Corns

The following are factors that increase your risk for Corns:

Weight gain
Old Age
More common in women than men
Bunions, hammertoe and other foot problems and deformities
Physical activities that cause pressure on the skin
Bad-fitting footwear.

Complications of Corns

Complications can occur if corns are not treated properly. Some of the most common complications are:

Infection
Development of a fluid-filled sac beneath the corn
Development of an ulcer

Diagnosis of Corns

If you are getting constant foot pain, must report to your GP (general practitioner, primary care physician) about it. Your GP will examine your foot to look for any signs of corns. The GP will interview the patient and ask about his/her lifestyle. The patient s footwear may also be checked. There will be a physical examination. If the doctor suspects there may be an underlying bone structure problem the patient may be referred for an X-ray. It (X-Ray) helps identify how and why a bone is causing a corn. Some times GP also recommend a pedobarograph, which can be used to examine foot pressure patterns.

Precautions & Precautions & Prevention of Corns

Inspect feet regularly.
Wear properly fitted shoes.
Trim toenails straight across, but not too short.
Wear properly fitted socks with no irritating stitching.
Don t ignore foot pain it s not normal.
Wash feet regularly
Don t wear the same pair of shoes every day.
Avoid walking barefoot
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Corns: Everything You Need To Know

BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Ahmedabad
Corns: Everything You Need To Know

A corn is a tough thickening of the outermost layer of the skin that is frequently subjected to friction, like the skins of our soles or palms. The area could have single or multiple corns. Anyone whose skin is repeatedly exposed to friction and pressure is vulnerable to corns.
Ill-fitting or very high-heeled shoes, certain deformities like the presence of a second toe longer than the first, use of hard footwear, dancing barefoot or frequent twanging of stringed instruments like the sitar and guitar can cause corns. Professionals whose work involves long hours of writing, weight lifting, carpentry or jewellery making are susceptible to developing corns on their ingers and palms.

Patients of medical conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and obesity leading to poor blood circulation in the feet, are at greater risk of complications arising from corns such as bleeding and infection.

The conventional method of treating corns involves surgical removal. But this is not a permanent solution, as corns recur frequently. Nor does it prevent more corns from forming in the same or other areas. Pedicures and home remedies like cutting or trimming corns with a sharp instrument, aggravates the condition and can result in unnecessary injury.

Homeopathy, on the other hand, offers a safe and long-term remedy. Not only does it sidestep a painful and expensive procedure, but it assures a permanent cure. Corns do not recur once treated successfully with homeopathy. Painless and effective homeopathic treatment involves only natural medicines taken orally in the form of pills, making it easy to administer. There are no side-effects either.


Apart from homeopathic treatment, certain simple precautions should be taken for existing corns and to prevent them from developing.

Use soft padded footwear or protect your soles by wearing cotton socks with shoes or sandals. Wear padded gloves when using handtools. To soften corns, soak the affected areas in warm, soapy water, Moisturise your hands and feet everyday to keep the skin soft. Choose comfortable footwear that allows plenty of room for your toes. Finally, use homeopathy to, once and for all, banish sore, aching, nasty corns.

The following medicines are helpful in treating corns:

Antimonium crudum 30, 5 pills twice daily: Useful for painful, inflamed corns.
Graphites 30, 5 pills twice daily: Helpful in hard corns oozing sticky discharge.
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