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Remedy for corn on the feet of a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   GM Doctor!
User :   My son is 3 yrs and 5 months
User :   at time of birth he had small boil at his right leg feet side
User :   it did not disappeared and now it has gwon up into 'corn'
User :   My son does not compalin about it nor he has any pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   Also child specilist said that not to worry abot it and just apply coconut oil over it.
User :   No medicine available for it
User :   Do you agree to this?
Doctor :   Look the corns are managed by emollients
Doctor :   coconut oil is a very good emollient
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   instead of wasting money in buying an emollient
Doctor :   at the medical store your doctor
Doctor :   wants to start with coconut oil
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Should we continue with it? Will that 'corn' vanish ever in furture?
Doctor :   Corns are difficult to be cured completely
Doctor :   even after surgery they may reappear
Doctor :   YOu should continue
User :   Yes, i too heard the same.
Doctor :   with the coconut oil
Doctor :   and put the soft bottom shoes and good size shoe fo ryou child
User :   Ok, Thanks a lot doctore!
Doctor :   to prevent the effects of it
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   See a surgeon to see if there are surgical reasons
Doctor :   for the corn
User :   Yes one more thing about my son.
Doctor :   like bony prominences
Doctor :   are you ther
User :   Many times he fall off on his forehead and that area get swollen to so large extent that we alway get frighten about it
User :   It becomes so big that
User :   he do not allow to touch it.
User :   Our child specilist said that it's due to lack of calcium
User :   and we not apply any kind of oniment on it.
User :   Though it gets disappeard in 2 days,
User :   we can see it's bit protuted out still.
User :   Can you suggest on this pls?
Doctor :   Are you frightened off by his falling on the forehead or the injury he sustains on it?
User :   We can see on his on left and right corner of forehead
User :   No, the area gets swollen so big
User :   that makes us frightened.
User :   Generally when a child falls, the area gets swollen to small extent
Doctor :   If the injury is superficial then yu should not be frighetened
User :   and becomes normal in 1 day.
User :   yes, it's surfical.
Doctor :   the doctor who examines can say whether it is superficial or bothersome
Doctor :   since he is repeatedly injury himself on the same area
User :   No doctor said and confirmed that it's surfical
Doctor :   there is high chance of rehurting on the same place before the pr injury heals of
User :   The area gets swollen so big like big marble
Doctor :   How mnay days it heals
User :   2 days.
Doctor :   if yu say 2 days
Doctor :   it is very much normal
User :   oh, ok.
Doctor :   regarding the size of the injury
Doctor :   if the injury is superficial it swells up big
User :   yes, that is bit concern for me
Doctor :   because there is no space for the blood and the fluid to accumulate as the underlying tissue is bone
Doctor :   so it shows big on the face
Doctor :   of a small boy
User :   so it's comparatively big on small boy's face.
Doctor :   Yu need not fear about it
User :   Ok. Do you suggest any oinment? Our doctor refuse to give any oinment to apply on it.
Doctor :   just give calcium supplements or expose the boy to 5 minutes in the early morning sun
Doctor :   No ointment is actually required
User :   Ok, thank you doctor for your sugestions and clearifying my doubt.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

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