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Having corns on foot. Not painful. Is it advisable to use corn caps? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Aug-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:Good morning
User:Good morning doctor
User:i have a small question
User:couple of years back i had a small corn on my wasnt painful....
Doctor:Please ask me
User:now i see around 7-8 of them....still not painful...but i am worried why are they increasing?
User:is there a remedy?
User:is it advisable to use corn caps?
Doctor:You must use corn caps to get rid of them
User:i read on the internet that it can be quite painful to use corncaps
User:so i am worried
User:right now they are not hurting me
Doctor:It is for sometime
Doctor:If you use it in the right way, pain would be minimal
User:and once i remove them using the corncaps, is there a chance they will re ocour?
Doctor:The can recur
User:ohh....then there is no remedy?
Doctor:Remedy is long term care of the feet
Doctor:Keeping them dry all the time
User:ok...another thing
User:how can i be sure that it is a corn and not anything else? should i get some tests done before using the corncaps?
Doctor:It needs to be examined by a doctor to confirm on the same
Doctor:This can be done by a skilled physician
Doctor:There are no specific tests to identify a corn
User:anyway...thanks for your help! i will try the corncaps then
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Get well soon
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