Callus

What is Callus?

A callus is a thickened area of skin due to repetitive friction or other source of irritation, such as pressure from a poorly-fitting shoe. However there is another meaning. When a bone is broken, or fractured, there is new bone growth at the broken ends. This growth is what eventually causes the broken parts to come back together, in other words, to heal.

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For how long should I stick the duct tape on the bottom of my foot callus in order to get rid off...

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It depends upon how long you want to get the benefit.

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Dear doctor i dont know what it this but im scared of it someone told me because i sit in hard surface for long times such as parkeh and i play...

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It is called callus or callosity.

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My toddler son has a rough dark callous on his big toe that is concerning me as it isnt going away. Attached is a picture. Please advise.

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Antifungal + antibiotic ointment needed

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