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Corn on the sole, causes and home remedies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1716 Questions
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello Gm
Doctor :   how can i help yu
User :   2 questions
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   1. I have a corn under my does it crop up and secondly how to get rid of it?
Doctor :   i will help u in this

Doctor :   can i ask few Q
User :   sure
Doctor :   wats your age
User :   28
Doctor :   since how many days do yu have this
User :   its thr forever
User :   since the last few years
Doctor :   wats the size of it
User :   sometimes it falls off but reappears in no time!
Doctor :   do yu have pain
User :   size well less than a cm in diameter
User :   no pain
Doctor :   is there any black spots in it
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did yu take any treatment
User :   i just checked it again
User :   its not even 1 cm in diameter
User :   maybe half a cm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did yu take any treatment for it
User :   never
Doctor :   ok
User :   had applied a corn bandaid over it a few times
Doctor :   do u have cracked heels
Doctor :   its corn cap
User :   no cracked heels
User :   very neat and clean feet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   how many times has it recurred in 6 months or a year
User :   its never gone to reccur

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did corn band aid help
User :   yes it came off

Doctor :   ok
User :   but again was back in a fe days
User :   few
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me explain yu about the corn
User :   yes pls
Doctor :   its thickned and hypertrohied skin
User :   ok

Doctor :   usually due to friction or intermittent pressure
User :   ok
Doctor :   lll-fitting shoes- When shoes are too tight or have very high heels, they compress areas of your foot
User :   do u think excessive walking could be the reason?
Doctor :   bare foot without shoe or socks will cause
Doctor :   Skipping socks. Wearing shoes and sandals without socks can lead to friction on your feet
User :   well never did any of these

Doctor :   hi are yu there
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes yes
User :   all i remember was this happened in australia
Doctor :   let me give few home remdies
User :   and i used to walk a lot over there
User :   ya sure
User :   pls
Doctor :   Soaking your hands or feet in warm, soapy water softens corns
Doctor :   This can make it easier to remove the thickened skin

Doctor :   Apply moisturizer to hands and feet to help keep your skin soft
Doctor :   Wear comfortable shoes and socks
User :   ok

Doctor :   Add 2 to 3 tbsp. of baking soda to warm water and begin soaking the affected area
Doctor :   his will help dissolve the dead skin and begin the healing process
Doctor :   Soak for approximately 30 minute
User :   everyday?

Doctor :   Dry the area completely
Doctor :   3 times in a week
User :   ok

User :   so will this also prevent it from coming back?
User :   as in recuuring
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Find a piece of cloth and soak it with vinegar
Doctor :   apply a area of skin which you are treating
User :   ok
User :   so i hv to do both these things
User :   baking soda and vinegar?
Doctor :   soaking is in baking soda
Doctor :   vinegar is for topical application
User :   great
User :   will try this
Doctor :   after soakin and completly drying it
User :   ok

Doctor :   this is home remedy
Doctor :   to prevent recurrances
Doctor :   and to remove the thickned skin of the corn
User :   yes

Doctor :   did yu apply corn caps before
User :   yes

User :   corn band aid
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as it was only a minimal help
Doctor :   yu can give a trial of better corn caps
User :   ok will do that
Doctor :   Carnation Corn Caps
Doctor :   Clean and dry the feet to ensure adhesion
Doctor :   When properly applied it should not move or slip
Doctor :   Change the corn cap every two days until the corn is easily removed
User :   fine
Doctor :   A maximum of five corn caps should be used per corn
User :   ok
Doctor :   this will help u
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   but if the recurrance is again
Doctor :   the need of minor surgical removal is needed
User :   oh i c

User :   let me try this first
User :   will get back to you on this
User :   can i ask my 2nd question?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   You may continue
User :   ok
User :   day before night
Doctor :   Yes
User :   i was sleeping on my stomach and i suddenlt turned to sleep on my back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and i got this sudden pain
Doctor :   Whre is the pain
User :   it was really bad
Doctor :   Ok
User :   right corner
Doctor :   Ok
User :   in the center
Doctor :   DId you take any medicine or did something to relieve the pain
User :   i mean center right corner of my back
User :   no nothing
User :   it lasted for 5 mins
User :   and subsided on its own
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Now is it still there?
User :   no not a all
User :   at
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What is the question
User :   what pain is this?
User :   is this indication of any serious back pain?
User :   do i have to take care of something before its too late?
Doctor :   Ok, If the explanation that you gave is all it, it could be a muscular pain
Doctor :   YOu should not worry about it
Doctor :   I(f you have episodes of pain
Doctor :   like theis at the same place
User :   ok

Doctor :   Put ICE CUBES packed in a towel
Doctor :   over it
Doctor :   for 10 mnute
User :   ok
Doctor :   Any slight pain
Doctor :   you can do this
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
Doctor :   and say done
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