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Corns and Calluses (cont.)

Home Remedies for Corns and Calluses

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  • Place protective covering or pads over the sore to decrease friction and/or pressure on the skin until the sore heals.
  • Apply moisturizing agents such as lotions to dry calluses and corns. Agents with 10%/20% urea can soften the sores and make them easier to remove.
  • Rub sandpaper disks or pumice stone over hard thickened regions.
  • Avoid friction to hands or feet by using gloves or changing shoes or socks.
  • Soak feet or hands in warm soapy water to soften corns and calluses.
  • Avoid going barefoot and wearing flip flop sandals for prolonged periods.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014

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