Corns and calluses are annoying and potentially painful thickenings that form in the skin in areas of excessive pressure.
- A callus is a patch of compact, dead skin anywhere on the body that is subject to friction. There are different common names given to various types of calluses.
- A hard corn is a compact patch of hard skin with a dense core, located on top of a toe or the outside of the little toe.
- A soft corn is a reddened, tender area of skin, has a thin, smooth centre and is found between toes.
- A seed corn is a plug-like circle of dead skin, often painful, on the heel or ball of the foot.
- A plantar callus is a callus on the bottom - or plantar - surface of the foot.
- Physical Examination
- Medical History
Most corns and calluses gradually disappear when the friction or pressure stops, although your doctor may shave the top of a callus to reduce the thickness. Properly positioned moleskin pads can help relieve pressure on a corn. There are also special corn and callus removal liquids and plasters.
For Further treatment consult dermatologist at Aadil Hospital.