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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 it?
Brief Answer:
It depends upon how long you want to get the benefit.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

You need to understand the purpose of use of duct tapes in case of foot calluses. Foot callus is thickening of the skin that occurs to reinforce the skin in case of...
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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 martial arts and it causes by the mats thanks
Brief Answer:
It is called callus or callosity.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care.
I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.
I have seen your image and it is callus or callosity caused by continuous friction.
Usually they are harmless...
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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.
Brief Answer:
Antifungal + antibiotic ointment needed

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and have checked the attachment. What you mention as callus is not actually a callus. The nail bed seems to have been infected. A combination of fungal and...
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Hello. I have Been noticing that the callus on the heel of both of my feet tends to be darker than normal. I've never had this problem until about two months ago. I soaked my foot and used pomice to get rid callus it went away but came back. How can I get rid of this problem it's embarrassing.
Brief Answer:
you need to change your shoes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case and Images sent by you. Callosities are mainly due to wrong foot wear or barefoot walking. I have following suggestions for you.
1.Change your foot wear, Readymade silicone insole available that you can...
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How can I treat my historical shoe bite which has grown into a thick layer of muti layered hard skin on my corner most left feet's smallest finger. Please suggest nay ointment or medicine as I have to go on a trek in 1 month and I don't want my show bite to act as a restriction as I need to be physically fit. Right now, it hurts a lot if I wear some tight shoes.
Brief Answer:
Callus - needs to be removed surgically

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. It seems that you have developed a callus on your foot as a result of improper weight distribution. This callus needs...
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Hi I have a callus under my left foot, by my little toe. Do you have any real suggestions as to how to get rid of it. I have tried calluse removers.
Brief Answer:
Suggestions are bellow-

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for your query.

Callus or corns are skin thickening due to pressure on a particular area.They are usually formed due to ill fitting footwear,high heels or due to abnormal toe shape.
So the main stay is to relieve the pressure on...
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Can appearances on an xray which may be "callus formation" on a scapula be mistaken for something else, as person has no pain or difficulty in movement?
Brief Answer:
Not likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The callus formation is a positive sign of bone healing. After the callus starts forming the pain gradually disappears. It is very un likely to mistake the callus for something else.
A repeat X-ray after 2 weeks...
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Yes, my right big toe has a callus that keeps coming back (left side). I have used over the counter callus removers but it keeps growing back.
How can I remove this permanently?
Brief Answer:
This can be recurring due to pressure exposure on that side.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking Health care magic forum.

I have gone through your query. Callus occurs due to the pressure on that points. It can be due to the shoe you use or the position your toes assume inside...
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recently developed what i think are calluses on the underneath of my big toes. they lool strange, kind of look indented, and one has darker red colouring beneath it. is this normal? or should i get it checked out?
Brief Answer:
Callus

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

I have seen the image.

Its nothing but a regular uncomplicated frictional callus.

Applying salicylic acid ointments will soften and help in removing the same. You can also apply Corn Caps (by Medigrip). Once the lesion is softened,...
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My singing voice is not working. I can't seem to reach the notes I think I'mreaching. I'm 84 years old.
Brief Answer:
Voice change

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

I am sorry to hear that your voice has changed, Specifically your singing voice. It is very common to have changes in voice when over using it while singing and can cause calluses on the vocal...
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