Corns and Calluses Topic Guide

Corns and Calluses Corns and Calluses: A callus (tyloma) is an area of skin that thickens after exposure to repetitive forces in order to protect the skin. A callus may not be painful. A corn is a callus with a mass of dead cells in its center. Treatment may involve cutting off the hardened skin, applying antibiotics, and using orthotics.




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