May 29, 2016

Corns

Corns and calluses facts

  • Corns and calluses are annoying and sometimes painful thickenings in the skin in areas of repeated pressure.
  • Symptoms and signs of corns and calluses include
    • a thick, hard patch of skin;
    • bump on the skin;
    • area of flaky, dry skin;
    • pain or tenderness of the affected area.
  • Corns and calluses can be treated with many types of medicated products to chemically pare down the thickened, dead skin.
  • Salicylic acid is the ingredient used in most corn and callus removal products.
  • Corns and calluses can be prevented by reducing or eliminating the circumstances that lead to increased pressure at specific points on the hands and feet.
  • People with fragile skin or poor circulation in the feet (including many people with diabetes or peripheral arterial disease) should consult their health-care professional as soon as corns or calluses develop. Continue Reading
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Reviewed on 4/26/2016