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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help yoiu
User :   Good afternoon.
Doctor :   Good afternoon
User :   I have corns in my right leg around 4 and in left leg 2 since 18 years. can u pls suggest treatment for these?
Doctor :   are they painful
User :   yes. i cut them with surgical blade every week then pain will be less.
Doctor :   and do they increase in size
User :   yes. slowly but painful if did'nt cut for 15 days.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Corns are called Hyperkertosis or Callous in medical Jargon
Doctor :   They are more commonly caused by too muchpressure
Doctor :   be it foot wear, toe deformities, some bony projections etc
User :   it is heridatory. My mother has and mother father had.
Doctor :   Are you diagnosed with corn by a doctor
Doctor :   Or you have self diagnosed it
User :   i got minor operations from doctor 10 years back but still growing.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   are yo uthre
User :   i consulted skin specilist 10 years back he suggested to apply salicylic acid and i tried too but stoped after couple of days. do u want me to try it again
Doctor :   since you have already got many operations on it
Doctor :   All i would say is that there is a specialist called Podiatrist
Doctor :   who manages these conditions but i dont know whether bangalore has it
Doctor :   Bt the core management depends on the cause of the corn
Doctor :   like i alredy said to you
User :   ok
Doctor :   Proper foot wear and proper foot hygiene and use of salicyclic acid ( emollients) as yoiu said can keep up the skin
Doctor :   So first is why has the corn come up
Doctor :   the use of foot orthotics or supports to relieve the pressure under the foot are important
User :   ok let me try applying salicylic acid again and will tell u the result in next wk.
Doctor :   and if you are a diabetic and poor
Doctor :   maintainer of foot care
User :   i am using smooth shoes and chappels.
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   I say that you try for minimum of two weeks
User :   i am free from diabetic
Doctor :   and report it
User :   ok
Doctor :   Cutting corns
Doctor :   self surgery is not at all recommended
Doctor :   because of dangerous infection
Doctor :   OK
User :   Ok sir i will stop cutting corns
Doctor :   Never try that, let the surgeon do it
Doctor :   it is a simple procedure for just 10 minutes
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Bye
User :   what is ur name. i will contact you later
Doctor :   I am Dr Anurag
User :   thank u sir will contact you after couple of days.
User :   hi sir
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