May 29, 2016
Table of Contents
- Corns and calluses facts
- What are corns and calluses?
- What causes corns and calluses to develop?
- What are risk factors for corns and calluses?
- What are symptoms and signs of corns and calluses?
- How are corns and calluses diagnosed?
- How can corns and calluses be treated? Are there home remedies for corns and calluses?
- When should someone seek professional treatment for corns or calluses?
- What kind of doctor treats corns and calluses?
- What is the prognosis for corns and calluses?
- How can corns and calluses be prevented?
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
- 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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