Treatment for painful callus in heel?
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Painful heel callus
Posted Sat, 8 Mar 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal 17 minutes later
Brief Answer: Please provide details. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, I am not really sure what you wished for when you posted your query. I do not see your specific concerns. Please elaborate it during the follow up. ' I presume you wish to know about how to handle this painful calus. 1. The best treatment for calluses is removal by a dermatologist/surgeon by pairing with or without electrocautery. 2. If inflammation or secondary infection is also present, I recommend my patient to take a course of antibiotics before excision. 3. If at any point, when surgeons feel surgery is contraindicated or not desirable by the patient, consideration can be given to start on topical therapies like solutions containing lactic acid with salicylic acid or plain salicylic acid available in market. These solutions are applied once daily to start with under occlusion. I hope this helped. If you have any further query, you may ask me. Stay healthy.