Rub the callus or corn with a towel or a pumice
stone after a shower or bath to take off some of the dead skin and reduce the
thickness of the callus or corn. Do not use a pumice stone if you have
peripheral arterial disease, or if you have poor
circulation in your feet.
Use doughnut-shaped felt, lamb's wool,
moleskin patches to relieve pressure on the callus or
Use lotions and moisturizers to soften the skin. This may also
relieve some of the symptoms from corns and calluses.
Never cut corns or calluses.
Infection may develop.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerBarry L. Scurran, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery