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    Callus Remedies

    Published on September 18th, 2015

    Calluses are tough parts of skin that have become rough and thick because of friction and pressure on the affected area. While they can be found anywhere on your body, the most common culprit is the bottom of the foot and alongside the big toe. If you wear high heels often, have another foot deformity, or are diabetic, you are at a greater risk of developing calluses. Calluses, while not too damaging, can be uncomfortable and cause discomfort. They can also lead to other problems, such as skin ulceration. Luckily, often just removing the cause of the friction will help, whether it lessens the extent of the callus or heals it altogether. However, if this doesn’t work, there are a couple of easy home remedies you can try for those particularly rough calluses.

    One of the easiest remedies is using baking soda. Add three tablespoons of baking soda to a tub full of warm water and soak your feet for ten minutes. Once you have done this, scrub the affected area with a pumice stone. Simply repeat this once a day until the calluses are all gone! Lemons are also a great and inexpensive exfoliate. If you have a lemon, just use a little bit of the peel and place it on the callus, securing it with a bandage. Leave this on overnight, replacing it in the morning; repeat this routine until the callus disappears. Lemon juice is also an option. Similar to the lemon peel, you just have to pour lemon juice onto a cotton ball, set it on the callus, and then place a bandage over it; you will repeat this each morning and night until the callus is gone, likely within a few days.

    Calluses are not fun to have; they cause pain and discomfort, not to mention are rather unsightly. Fortunately, it is an ailment that is rather easy to fix as long as it is treated early enough. If you are diabetic, do not try any of the home remedies without speaking to your podiatrist first. Home remedies not helping your calluses? Call Alpine Foot Specialists to make an appointment!

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