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Corns and Callosities treatment in delhi

CORNS & CALLOSITIES

Corns and callosities are thick hardened layers of skin that develop due to friction and pressure. They most often develop on the feet, toes, hands and fingers. Corns are smaller than callosities and have a hard centre surrounding by inflamed skin. Corns tend to develop on the tops and sides of the toes and even between the toes. They can be painful when pressed while callosities are rarely painful. Callosities usually develop on the soles of the feet especially under heels or balls or palms and knees. Callosities vary in size and shape and are often larger than corns.

Causes:

  1. Wearing ill fitting shoes: Tight shoes and high heels can compress areas of your feet. In loose shoes also, the foot may slightly rub against the shoe.

  2. Playing instruments or using hand tools.

  3. Balancing bars in the gym.

  4. Foot deformities such as bone spurs, hammer toe and bunions can also increase the risk of corns and callosities.

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Clinic Timings

East Patel Nagar

  • Monday :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Tues & Wed :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Fri & Sat :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Sunday :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday :
    Closed

Dwarka

  • Mon to Wed :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday :
    11:30 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 8 PM
  • Sunday :
    10 AM - 2 PM
    4 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday :
    Closed

Treatment:

Our expert doctors examine your feet and first rule out other causes of thick skin such as warts and cysts. Treatment usually involves avoiding the friction and pressure. Wear properly fitting shoes. Using protective pads and applying moisturizer to the hands and feet to help in protecting the skin. Other measures include soaking hands and feet in warm water and wearing padded gloves when using hand tools and gym equipment.

Your dermatologist can pare down the thickened skin or trim the corn with a scalpel in the clinic. Do not try this at home else it could lead to any complications. We also recommend you to use occlusive creams and ointments to dissolve the corns. These creams include urea, salicylic acid and lactic acid. Any underlying condition such as diabetes or any other condition such as poor blood flow are also assessed and treated. In some cases, corn enucleation may be required.