Corns and Calluses: Home Treatment
Home treatment may help relieve discomfort from corns or calluses.
- Rub the callus or corn with a towel or a pumice stone after a shower or bath to take off some of the dead skin and reduce the thickness of the callus or corn. Do not use a pumice stone if you have diabetes or peripheral arterial disease, or if you have poor circulation in your feet.
- Use doughnut-shaped felt, lamb's wool, or moleskin patches to relieve pressure on the callus or corn.
- Use lotions and moisturizers to soften the skin. This may also relieve some of the symptoms from corns and calluses.
Never cut corns or calluses. Infection may develop.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery|
|Last Revised||June 29, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 29, 2011|
|Medical Review:||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
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