Table of Contents
- Corns and calluses facts
- What are corns and calluses?
- What causes corns and calluses to develop?
- What are risk factors for corns and calluses?
- What are symptoms and signs of corns and calluses?
- How are corns and calluses diagnosed?
- How can corns and calluses be treated? Are there home remedies for corns and calluses?
- When should someone seek professional treatment for corns or calluses?
- What kind of doctor treats corns and calluses?
- What is the prognosis for corns and calluses?
- How can corns and calluses be prevented?
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What are symptoms and signs of corns and calluses?
Corns and calluses are
- hardened, thick areas of skin;
- rounded or conical and may appear as a bump on the skin;
- dry, scaly, or flaky;
- painful if they interfere with walking or other activity. Calluses are typically painless.
How are corns and calluses diagnosed?
The diagnosis can be made by observing the characteristic changes in the skin. Specialized tests are not necessary. Continue Reading
Hogan, Daniel J. "Corns." Medscape.com. Sept. 18, 2014. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1089807-overview>.
Kasper, D., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2015.
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