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Corns and Calluses (cont.)

Corns and Calluses Symptoms and Signs

  • Calluses
    • Thickening of skin without distinct borders
    • Most commonly on feet and hands over bony prominences
    • Vary in color from white to gray-yellow, brown, or red
    • May be painless or tender
    • May throb or burn
    • May form cracks (fissures)
  • Corns
    • Texture varies from dry, waxy, transparent to a horny mass
    • Distinct borders
    • Most common on feet
    • May be hard or soft
    • Often painful
    • Many different types
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014

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Corns, also referred to as clavi, are painful, hyperkeratotic papules of the skin that develop in response to excess pressure on the bony prominences of the feet and toes.

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