Corn

What is Corn?

Maize ( ; Zea mays subsp. mays, from after Taíno mahiz), known in some English-speaking countries as corn, is a large grain plant domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times. The leafy stalk produces ears which contain the grain, which are seeds called kernels. Maize kernels are often used in cooking as a starch. The six major types of maize are dent, flint, pod, popcorn, flour, and sweet.

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Hello, Both of my big toes have rough patches of dead skin. After using the callus remover the dead skin is removed but since I am very dark skinned, there is a light pinkish discoloration on my toes, and days later the dead skin reappears. I first noticed these corns about 13 years ago. I just started treating them about 5 years ago. I have tried everything, soaking my feet , pumice stones, callus removers, and both medicated and non medicated corn pads. Nothing has worked. I have also visited two different doctors and neither of them would refer me to a podiatrist. Both doctors told me to use a pumice stone and to wear non medicated corn pads. Also, my shoes are not tight fitting and are very comfortable. Any suggestions for me?

doctor1 MD

Hi instead of using callus remover use salex l lotion after keeping the legs in lukewarm water .it removes the dead skin layers day by day and apply a antibiotic cream after 2-3 hours it should be done twice daily for two months to get response.if no response do electrocautery to remove the...

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I am 16 years old. I'm short (maybe 5'3) and I never went to a foot doctor. I have asthma, but thats preety much that deals with my medical history. I have four corns two on each foot. They hurt like crazy when I wear most of my shoes. But I think that is because most of my shoes mainly do not fit me. I'm a little bit hesitant to see a foot doctor because I don't know what they will do. How will they examine my feet? I also have four toenails (two on each side) that don't look to healthy, I am not sure if it is fungus or not? Is there anything that I can try to buy before having to see a foot doctor?

doctor1 MD

Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You have corn on your foot. You may have verruca plantaris with or without infection. You may have actinomycosis fungal infection which is common in that area. You should consult your doctor and go for biopsy of that area....

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I have inch wide,. lesions,. emitting hard, 1/4 inch long "carrots" of hard white, bulbous material. about 20 holes,. in each lesion.. affected. I have 10 such lesions,.. remove scab,. some "carrots,. will pull out with it... others heal over,. painful lump.. I have to cut skin, with sharp tweezers to remove tiny plugs,. too.. sound like a ?????? YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Hi,

You are having corns.

They are benign hard conical growth, cotaining keratin material.

It is painful when there is pressure.

Keratolytic agent like salicylic acid may improve the lesions.

Surgical excision can be done.

Avoidance of pressure is neccessary.

Dr. Ilyas patel MD...

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Yes hello. I just removed some corn pads from my toes, the one from Dr Scholl to help remove corns. First time I ever had corns, but not painful. Now there is white puffy skin almost like a white blister. What should I do now? Does the skin come off eventually or do I Need to peel it off? IT does not hurt at all. Thanks so much.

doctor1 MD

hello
welcome to healthcare magic forum
thank you for your query
corn is due to over growth of skin
you need to apply salicylic acid solution over corn
you can also apply corn plast also
better to consult dermatologist
co2 laser or cautery will remove the corn in single session only .
do not pick...

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Names Matt, was just in a very hot and dry weather for two weeks and noticed a few bumps in my pubic hair region and have been washing them with hot water and compressing them with apple cider vinegar and frozen garlic and now they are very white looking bumps, is this a sign of the blood cells fighting them off? it has been about 3 days.

doctor1 MD

Hi bumps turning white after application of vinegar indicates that they are viral warts.warts are viral in orgin presented as tough nodules which are skin coloured and painless.they should be differiented with corns and callosities.it can be treated by salactin paint twice daily or can be treated...

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dark spots on bottom of foot that are hard and painful and swelling my toe I am a 56yr hispanic women,i am 179lbs and about 5 2 tall. I have been diagnosed with Lupus, Rhematoid arthritis I do not drink alcohol but I do smoke.I have these two dark spots that are hard and painful, one is right below my pinky toe on the palm of my foot and the other is on my 3rd toe on the bottom of my foot and this one is causing my toe to swell. I have gone to see a foot doctor he has no idea what it is and has given me cream to put on them he has also taken the hard skin off and so have I but there has been no results.

doctor1 MD

Dark spots on the toes (palmar) side affecting two toes simultaneously could be due to some blunt trauma causing haematoma (blood clot). Blood vessels can weaken due to lupus. Corns is a possibility but rare cause they are of the same colour and wldny come up so acutely ( suddenly). Occasionally...

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I am African and i used a corn removing ointment on my feet but it has damaged the skin on my pinky toes leaving horrible looking big white patches . The skin on these patches hardens and no matter how many times I scrape the hardened skin, it keeps coming back. Also these white patches have been present and refused to go for many years. Please what can i do to get me normal skin colour back? Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi,



Welcome to Health Care Magic



I have gone through your query.



The white patches on your pinky toe are nothing but corns. Corns are whitish and translucent .


You have recurrent corns.
Though you have used corn removing ointment ( Most preparations coontain salicylic acid and lactic acid or...

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Two to three cones developed underneath my foot and it pains me. Two to three cones developed underneath my foot and it pains me.

doctor1 MD

Do not wear shoes that are too tight or too loose.Wear thick socks to absorb pressure, but do not wear tight socks or stockings.Apply petroleum jelly or lanolin hand cream to corns or calluses to soften them.Soak it in very warm water for five minutes or more to soften the hardened tissue, then...

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Hey I am looking for a Podiatrist in Bangalore cantonment area.I am enquirying on behalf of my brother aged around 53, 5 4 tall. He has some serious planter s warts/corns on both his feet in the heel area as well as under his big toe on both feet. Please advise. Thank you!

doctor1 MD

Hi,thanks for query.You can visit any cosmetic dermatologist and they can take care of this.You do not need a podiatrist for this.Please talk to your family physician who is most suitable person to guide on this.
wishing you good health.

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I have a painful white blister type thing on my foot? I believe it s a plantars wart . I used walmart like acid stuff but it just made it bigger and sort of caved in like a giant hole. It s all dead skin from what I see but super painful. Been using duct tape to cover it all day and I only take it off when I shower. Any solutions?

doctor1 MD

Hello dear...
The symptoms as mentioned can either be a wart or a corn.
Usually corns are more painful.
I advise you to avoid using acid.
Please visit a dermatologist...as it needs to be removed using a scalpel or laser..
Wishing you good health
thanks & take care.

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I am 16 years old. I m short (maybe 5 3) and I never went to a foot doctor. I have asthma, but thats preety much that deals with my medical history. I have four corns two on each foot. They hurt like crazy when I wear most of my shoes. But I think that is because most of my shoes mainly do not fit me. I m a little bit hesitant to see a foot doctor because I don t know what they will do. How will they examine my feet? I also have four toenails (two on each side) that don t look to healthy, I am not sure if it is fungus or not? Is there anything that I can try to buy before having to see a foot doctor?

doctor1 MD

Hello, Both of my big toes have rough patches of dead skin. After using the callus remover the dead skin is removed but since I am very dark skinned, there is a light pinkish discoloration on my toes, and days later the dead skin reappears. I first noticed these corns about 13 years ago. I just started treating them about 5 years ago. I have tried everything, soaking my feet , pumice stones, callus removers, and both medicated and non medicated corn pads. Nothing has worked. I have also visited two different doctors and neither of them would refer me to a podiatrist. Both doctors told me to use a pumice stone and to wear non medicated corn pads. Also, my shoes are not tight fitting and are very comfortable. Any suggestions for me?

doctor1 MD

Names Matt, was just in a very hot and dry weather for two weeks and noticed a few bumps in my pubic hair region and have been washing them with hot water and compressing them with apple cider vinegar and frozen garlic and now they are very white looking bumps, is this a sign of the blood cells fighting them off? it has been about 3 days.

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