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A callus on my foot is beginning to hurt. What should I do?

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A callus on my foot is beginning to hurt. What should I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Pravin, Physician replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am sending a picture
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Here is another
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I put Neosporin on it and now the area around the callus is turning red. Here is a picture of it
Doctor: Dr. Pravin, Physician replied 2 years ago

Do you have history of Diabetes?

Do you have flat foot?

Do you play any particular sport or gyming activity or wear certain special boots?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No to all 3 questions
Doctor: Dr. Pravin, Physician replied 2 years ago

Since how long do you have this?

Do you have salactin lotion with you?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
2days. No I don't have the lotion
Doctor: Dr. Pravin, Physician replied 2 years ago

What footwear do you wear regularly?

Do you walk barefoot at home?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I wear either socks, Toms, flip-flops or slippers
Doctor: Dr. Pravin, Physician replied 2 years ago

The callus that you are suffering from is caused due to abnormal pressure on the foot .

Now the fact that it hurts indicates an inflammation underneath.

From the history that you gave me , there does not seem any signs of bad wound healing .

You can soak the foot in water for 10 minutes. Then you would need to scrape the hard skin out with the help of a pumice stone.

After doing that apply a thick layer of Urea based moisturiser on the area.

Post that apply a Salactin lotion on the area .

This you would need to follow on a daily basis till the pain and the thickness of the conditions subsides.

Do you have a pumice stone with you?

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