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Had a minor surgery for callus removal in the foot. What precautions to be taken for an easy healing?

I just had a minor operation to get 4 callus removed from the sole of my right foot . The callus were at the side of the foot, 2 at the ball of the feet and one between the ball of the foot and the big toe . What precautions should I take for the foot to heal and to avoid more callus to form in the future. I have already changed the shoes I wear after consulting with a shoe specialist and the doctor. Should I take any antibiotic to prevent any infection or painkiller? The doctor didn t prescribe anything, just asked me to visit after 2 days to get the bandage changed.
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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If there is no pain or inflammation, then pain killers or antibiotics are not needed. You need to keep the area clean and go for a regular massage of the foot and regular moisturization to prevent the recurrence.
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Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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