How to Treat Callus

  posted by: Rio Dianne



how to treat callusA callus is defined as the thickened and hardened area as a result of repetitive rubbing of the skin.  Some may mistakenly say it’s a simple blister or carbuncle. Apart from other foot problems including bunion and ingrown toenails, calluses are among the most common complaint by a lot of people.  Usually, they form on feet especially in the bottom or side of them, but they can also be seen on hands and fingers.  In addition, calluses somewhat resemble corns, though the latter are way smaller than calluses. This can cause infection and severe discomfort once left untreated so if you ware looking for ways on how to treat callus, then you’ve come to the right post as this article will give you steps on how to cure and how to get rid of it.

How to Cure Callus

  1. Clean the affected area thoroughly by taking a shower.
  2. For feet callus, pamper your feet by soaking the area in a lemon extract with water for atleast 10-15 minutes.  You can also use Epsom salts to soften the callus.  Moreover, Epsom salts reduce the inflammation and swelling caused by the condition.  Once the callus has softened, removal through the use of pumice stone is highly beneficial.
  3. Apply papaya juices on the callous part as this will help cure the discomfort effectively.
  4. You can also use castor oil and apply in on the site overnight.
  5. Apply lotion and moisturizers with Vitamin E on any part of the body where the condition is likely to develop.
  6. If you are going to have outdoor activities that can cause friction, always wear gloves for your hand and finger and corn pads for your feet.
  7. Wear proper footwear. Make sure that what you’re wearing is not too loose or too fit.

Those are some ways on how to treat callus. Oftentimes, they do not really require medical management. However, if you have diabetes or other conditions associated with delayed healing, consult your doctor immediately to prevent spread of infection.  We hope this article has helped you.


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