Patient Comments: Corns and Calluses - Prevention

How do you prevent recurrences of corns or calluses? Have you changed the type or style of shoes you wear?

Comment from: DMKay, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 22

I have suffered with hyper keratosis covering both feet since the age of 2 years. I have been treated over the years with numerous treatments and surgeries which have simply exacerbated the problem. I have custom made orthotic footwear, I apply a 40% urea cream twice daily, sometimes 3 times a day. I have a podiatrist debride the feet on a monthly basis. I wish someone would find a solution that would decrease the pain and prevent the bleeding when treated.

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Comment from: SIDHU, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: August 26

Avoid leather shoes, and if you wear them daily, don't use socks again and again. Make sure you wash them after wearing them each time. I also apply powder on my feet.

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