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How to remove corns and calluses on foot?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has corn and calluses in his left leg under his foot, which is very painful at times. He is 14 years old.   Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The skin on the feet appears hard, rough, and dry. There is a localized thickening of the skin over sites of repeated trauma and pressure. Predisposing factors are prolonged pressure, friction, ill-fitting shoes. Use Topisal 3 percent ointment at night for ten day...  Read Full »

How to manage a bump on the side of the foot?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a bump on the side of my foot, and it has not gone away in 11 days. It hurts a bit on my foot. What should I do to get rid of it?  Read Full »

Dr. Artur Holubka

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a common callus. They are wet and dry. In your case, this is a dry cornified callus or corns. Calluses can be prevented by wearing comfortable, well-fitting shoes and by using clean and usable socks. Corns most often develop on damp skin, so appropriate sock...  Read Full »

What could be a hard pimple-like bump on toe?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a pimple-like bump on my toe. When I tried to pop it I noticed that it was hard. It hurts when I walk and I now have three bumps. Two of them are flat now.  Read Full »

Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We appreciate your concern about your skin eruption. Before I am able to help you in this regard, I would like to have the following additional information: What was the location of the original and recent bumps? Specifically, were they on the upper side of the toe...  Read Full »

How to use a corn cap?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a corn in my right foot for the last 15 days. Initially, I applied antibiotic ointment and taken some antibiotics ointment. And, now I have applied corn cap. I want to know whether my treatment in going in the right direction. Can corn caps alone take care of corn? I have applied co...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern and examined your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed callosity or plantar wart. Corn cap application macerated the surrounding area. Since you already applied it before two days, I would suggest ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for corns in between the fingers in leg?

Query: Hello doctor, There are corns in between my right leg's first finger and second finger. It hurts too much, and please suggest me treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Raghu

General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Corns can be painful by themselves, but more so if they are infected. Try to do the following measures: 1. Use padded footwear at home and outside, use silicon feet pads inside shoes. 2. Try corn caps which are like band-aids. Leave each one on for as long as they ...  Read Full »

I have pain in the sole of both the feet. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling pain in the sole of both the foot (in the ball area). Probably, this is because I did boxing with no shoes and after that, every time I step on hard surfaces or uneven surfaces there is excruciating pain in my third and fourth toe. I thought they were calluses so I...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is known as corn and it usually happens after repeated pressure at the same point. You can use either corn tape or Salicylic acid paint over it. you need to apply it daily and that extra skin will peel off daily. The only problem with this is the recurrence. If it ...  Read Full »

I have two holes with hard surrounding in my foot. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. Before three months, I noticed two small holes beneath my right foot at a depth of 1 mm. Its surrounding has become hard. I feel pain when I press it. Also, the pain is like burning sensation and it is not itchy. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are corns. These are painful on pressure. They are best dealt with radiocautery, which is a simple office based surgery with cautery machine or by laser. It is a superficial procedure which would be performed by your dermatologist and only local anes...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of the corn on my heel naturally?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old, and I have corn on my heel. I used corn caps, but it did not help. Could you suggest some other treatments?  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Corn is a collection of dead skin cells with a hard center. You can try the following home remedies for corn removal: Dip your feet in lukewarm water for 10 to 15 minutes and then try to remove the corn with the help of a pumice stone or skin file. You will need to do ...  Read Full »

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