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Foot corns, surgical removal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doc
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   needed ur help
User :   yup
User :   i have got corn on my left foot
User :   it's been from last 3 months
Doctor :   ok
User :   i used corn cap for it , also changed my shoes didn't worked
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you feel they hurt?
User :   yeah .. it's just rt next to my heel
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it only one ?
User :   it's painful n it hurt's while walking
User :   i hav got 2 small ones on my toe also
User :   those don't hurt so much
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender
User :   27 and
User :   male
Doctor :   ok let me explain it to you
Doctor :   corns are a common problem
Doctor :   they occur in pressure areas
User :   k
Doctor :   like the heel and ball of the foot
User :   do i need
User :   to go for surgery
Doctor :   sometimes wearing wrong foot wear will increase the hardness
Doctor :   most of the corns do not respond to softeners chemicals or corn caps
User :   k
Doctor :   they need surgical excision
Doctor :   even after that , they can recurr
Doctor :   it is best to go in for a removal by surgery
User :   i tried slicing with blade though
Doctor :   it is a simple procedure
Doctor :   done under local anesthesia
Doctor :   no , please do not do such things
User :   k
Doctor :   it must be done by a doctor with aseptic precautions
Doctor :   if you try to meddle with it , it will lead to infections
Doctor :   please do not self handle them
Doctor :   you may see a general surgeon for this
Doctor :   it is a simple procedure
Doctor :   done on out patient basis
User :   k .. wen i tried removing thru blade i got sum black it a stone
Doctor :   and you can go home the same day with some sutures
Doctor :   the sutures will be removed after 5 to 7 days
Doctor :   no , it is a hardened skin tissue beneath
User :   k
Doctor :   the ski gets slowly hardened due to constant pressure day by day and under goes calcificATION IN LAYERS
Doctor :   these layers resemble a stone and hence you feel the hardness and hurts when you walk
Doctor :   softening chemicals like salicylic acid , etc and corn caps also contain them , but they have not yielded promising results
Doctor :   hence i advise for surger y
Doctor :   pleasure here
User :   i wl go for surgery only
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   see a general surgeon
User :   k bye thnks again
Doctor :   ok
User :   yeah
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   have a good day
Doctor :   take care
User :   same to u
Doctor :   bye for now
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