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Suggest treatment for removing multiple foot corns and alleviating pain due to it

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018
Question: Another physician on here replied to one of my questions and said have multiple corns on the bottom of my feet. What is the best way to go about getting rid of these. Also, how can I reduce the pain until they are gone? I am on my feet all day.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not looking like corn, seems to be plantar warts

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photograph.
It is not looking like corns.
These seem to be plantar warts which is a viral infection of the skin.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply a solution containing combination of lactic acid 16.7 percent and salicylic acid 16.7 percent on the affected areas twice daily for 2-3 weeks.
This should help in removing them.
It is a prescription drug and you need to see the doctor in person to get it.
Alternatively consult a dermatologist and get them removed by electrocautery.
It is a minor office procedure requiring 30-40 minutes.
For pain you can take tablet ibuprofen or paracetamol.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care,
Dr Asmeet

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (23 minutes later)
Thank you so much! Are there any over the counter ways i can treat this??
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
There are no over the counter medicines for it.

Take care,
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Brief Answer: Not looking like corn, seems to be plantar warts Detailed Answer: Hi I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photograph. It is not looking like corns. These seem to be plantar warts which is a viral infection of the skin. If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply a solution containing combination of lactic acid 16.7 percent and salicylic acid 16.7 percent on the affected areas twice daily for 2-3 weeks. This should help in removing them. It is a prescription drug and you need to see the doctor in person to get it. Alternatively consult a dermatologist and get them removed by electrocautery. It is a minor office procedure requiring 30-40 minutes. For pain you can take tablet ibuprofen or paracetamol. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care, Dr Asmeet