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    How do you get rid of a callus on your foot when the medicated pads and the liquid doesn't work? Its hurts! I don't want to have to go the the doctor! :evil:

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    Is it on the bottom of your foot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Is it on the bottom of your foot?
    Yes on the bottom....never had one before and didn't even know it was developing. :oops:

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    It sounds more like a plantar's wart than a callous... you might want to try some meds for that... Callousses don't usually hurt as bad as these do. They can be very hard to get rid of once they get some size to them. They actually grow up into the meaty parts...and can get quite deep. You have to religously use the meds to get rid of them, if that is what it is.

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    I work with a lady who had a callus on the bottom of her foot. She had to go to the doctor to get it removed. The only problem is it grows back so she has to have it removed about once a year. She tried everything and that was her only solution.

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    I don't want to sound gross but this thing is about as big around as a quarter and hard and think. :cry:

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    If it is a plantar's wart, and they are usually round, tender....the best/easiest way to get rid of it is a doctor's visit.... My daughter messed around with her's for over a year and she had went to the doc and they had to freeze it to get it to heal... They only get worse, they never go away on their own. Also, it is a virus and is contagious...like athelete's foot is.

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    Does milkweed grow where you live? If you can find some that still has sap, put the sap on it morning and night. Usually in a week or two, it will come off on it's own.

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    I get calluses and my husband uses his dremel to take them off. He's very, very cautious and just barely brushes the callus with the dremel, but you can tell it's working by seeing the dust fly. Well, I guess it would actually be skin, not dust, minute, dust-sized flakes of skin. I guess that's not accurate either. Okay, minute, dust-sized flakes of callus. Well, I imagine you know what I mean.

    Anyway, I can tell when he's getting close to good skin because it feels hot. I usually yell or scream at that point to let him know he needs to stop. :D

    He's also been known to use his sharp pocketknife to trim calluses off, but the dremel is probably safer as long as it's used carefully.

    The podiatrist I go to once in a while also uses a dremel for calluses. I think my DH does just as good a job and it saves the expense of an office call.

    He's pretty handy when it comes to ingrown toenails, too.

    By the way, none of the above applies if it's a plantar's wart. :D

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    I noticed a wart growing on the bottom of my foot last winter. Old wive's tale or not, if you have a cold, before you to bed at night, you put Vicks on the bottom of your feet and put on a pair of socks. I had a heck of a cold last winter so greased my feet up and eventually the cold and the wart went away! I read somewhere that people also use Vicks to control athlete's foot, too!

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    There was a thread last year, I think about putting Vick's on your feet.

    I can't have anything on my feet at night. My feet are always hot and lotions or anything of the sort makes it worse

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    get a PedEgg. use it a couple of times a week, followed by a good foot lotion. if it's a callous, it will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy1951
    I get calluses and my husband uses his dremel to take them off. He's very, very cautious and just barely brushes the callus with the dremel, but you can tell it's working by seeing the dust fly. Well, I guess it would actually be skin, not dust, minute, dust-sized flakes of skin. I guess that's not accurate either. Okay, minute, dust-sized flakes of callus. Well, I imagine you know what I mean.

    Anyway, I can tell when he's getting close to good skin because it feels hot. I usually yell or scream at that point to let him know he needs to stop. :D

    He's also been known to use his sharp pocketknife to trim calluses off, but the dremel is probably safer as long as it's used carefully.

    The podiatrist I go to once in a while also uses a dremel for calluses. I think my DH does just as good a job and it saves the expense of an office call.

    He's pretty handy when it comes to ingrown toenails, too.

    By the way, none of the above applies if it's a plantar's wart. :D


    OMG!!!!! :shock: :? :hunf:

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    I'll try the Vicks. :wink: but not the Dremel! :shock:

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    If it is a Planter's Wart. The way to get rid of them, is to go to the doctor. He uses Cryo-Surgrey. It is literally frozen air coming out, it penetrates the skin. Also the other way to start working on getting rid of them is using salsyic acid. You can buy it at your local K-mart or Walmart. Or just ask your doctor. I go to the doctor every 3 weeks. I call it a freezing.
    I asked the doctor if I could just stick my whole foot in a big pile of snow. He said that it would work. But your foot would also be gone! :lol: :lol: My Mom had a wart on the side of her big toe for 15 years!! It eventually died. They are pain in the butt to get rid of! I have had treatment for about a year. They are getting smaller with each visit! It would be an amazing Christmas present to have them gone! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    How do you get rid of a callus on your foot when the medicated pads and the liquid doesn't work? Its hurts! I don't want to have to go the the doctor! :evil:
    I sometimes have trouble with dry, cracking on my heels and I use Aquaphor. It is made by Eucerin and was recommended to me by my Dermatologist. Just 2 applications on my heels and the cracking was healed. It is for really dry skin. Just rub it in a couple times a day and see if it softens it up.

    Anything is worth a try and this is an inexpensive one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy1951
    I get calluses and my husband uses his dremel to take them off. He's very, very cautious and just barely brushes the callus with the dremel, but you can tell it's working by seeing the dust fly. Well, I guess it would actually be skin, not dust, minute, dust-sized flakes of skin. I guess that's not accurate either. Okay, minute, dust-sized flakes of callus. Well, I imagine you know what I mean.

    Anyway, I can tell when he's getting close to good skin because it feels hot. I usually yell or scream at that point to let him know he needs to stop. :D

    He's also been known to use his sharp pocketknife to trim calluses off, but the dremel is probably safer as long as it's used carefully.

    The podiatrist I go to once in a while also uses a dremel for calluses. I think my DH does just as good a job and it saves the expense of an office call.

    He's pretty handy when it comes to ingrown toenails, too.

    By the way, none of the above applies if it's a plantar's wart. :D


    OMG!!!!! :shock: :? :hunf:
    Seriously, my DH is every bit as good as a podiatrist. Very gentle, careful, and thorough. He was the parent who did the best job taking splinters out of our kids' hands and feet or patched them up. He could always get them to laugh while he pulled the splinters out, cleaned the dirt out of cuts, etc. In his former job, he was the person they called whenever there was an accident, like someone slicing their head open or cutting their fingers off. He always stays calm and does the job. He even stitched up a bad cut on his great-nephew's hand when he wouldn't go to the ER and it healed very nicely. I think he would have made a great doctor or podiatrist or veterinarian or paramedic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffbug95
    If it is a Planter's Wart. The way to get rid of them, is to go to the doctor. He uses Cryo-Surgrey. It is literally frozen air coming out, it penetrates the skin. Also the other way to start working on getting rid of them is using salsyic acid. You can buy it at your local K-mart or Walmart. Or just ask your doctor. I go to the doctor every 3 weeks. I call it a freezing.
    I asked the doctor if I could just stick my whole foot in a big pile of snow. He said that it would work. But your foot would also be gone! :lol: :lol: My Mom had a wart on the side of her big toe for 15 years!! It eventually died. They are pain in the butt to get rid of! I have had treatment for about a year. They are getting smaller with each visit! It would be an amazing Christmas present to have them gone! :D
    I had warts on my fingers removed by having them frozen once. OMG, it hurt so bad. I don't know if my fingers are extra sensitive or if my doctor didn't do a very good job, but I could barely stand the pain. And the warts came back! I had them for years, then they suddenly disappeared, for no reason. They've been gone completely for years.

    Recently I started getting a little wart on my palm at the base of my middle finger. Just a tiny one. Darn.


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    Corn Huskers hand lotion will get rid of those little warts on hands/fingers...it is inexpensive, a couple of dollars a bottle. Use it twice a day and when they disappear, keep using it for another two weeks, as they could still be under the skin...makes your hands soft, too :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy1951
    Quote Originally Posted by fluffbug95
    If it is a Planter's Wart. The way to get rid of them, is to go to the doctor. He uses Cryo-Surgrey. It is literally frozen air coming out, it penetrates the skin. Also the other way to start working on getting rid of them is using salsyic acid. You can buy it at your local K-mart or Walmart. Or just ask your doctor. I go to the doctor every 3 weeks. I call it a freezing.
    I asked the doctor if I could just stick my whole foot in a big pile of snow. He said that it would work. But your foot would also be gone! :lol: :lol: My Mom had a wart on the side of her big toe for 15 years!! It eventually died. They are pain in the butt to get rid of! I have had treatment for about a year. They are getting smaller with each visit! It would be an amazing Christmas present to have them gone! :D
    I had warts on my fingers removed by having them frozen once. OMG, it hurt so bad. I don't know if my fingers are extra sensitive or if my doctor didn't do a very good job, but I could barely stand the pain. And the warts came back! I had them for years, then they suddenly disappeared, for no reason. They've been gone completely for years.

    Recently I started getting a little wart on my palm at the base of my middle finger. Just a tiny one. Darn.
    Yes the freezing hurts TREMDOUSLY! (spelling??) They are freezing the wart away. At the start of the treatment. The wart has killed all the nerve endings in that area. As the treatment continues the wart is being killed off and the nerve endings start to grow back. Then it hurts even worse. But when your warts/feet hurt all the time. My doctor said they would soon be gone!! :mrgreen:

    I used to have one of the bottom of my left foot the size of 2 quarters side by side the up and down way. Now there are little patches of them. Yes the virus IS Contagious. I have little ones one my other foot. I use salyasic acid ever 3-4 days and it is working! :)

    My feet are extra sensitive too! It makes it just as bad! Gosh darn it! :( Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Corn Huskers hand lotion will get rid of those little warts on hands/fingers...it is inexpensive, a couple of dollars a bottle. Use it twice a day and when they disappear, keep using it for another two weeks, as they could still be under the skin...makes your hands soft, too :wink:
    That really works? What if it is on your feet? Will it still work? :D

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    Fluffbug95,

    I hope they're gone soon. Yes, they're definitely contagious and such a nuisance.

    Thanks for saying the freezing really hurts. I asked the doctor if it would and he laughed and said no. I wanted him to numb my fingers, but he wouldn't. Oh my, they started to hurt immediately! I had a 45 minute drive to get home, but before I could even leave the town the doctor's office was in, I had to stop and buy some Tylenol. I opened the bottle before I got to the checkout to take some; I've never done that before or since. I had to buy a few other things, trying to take my mind off the pain and give the Tylenol a chance to work before I drove home, and I had to push the cart around the store with my forearms. I felt like such a baby!

    I'm going to try the Corn Huskers lotion; the wart I have now is very small and I'd like to get rid of it before it grows. Sure hope those on your feet are gone soon!

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    I used Vicks for 3 days and it came off!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy1951
    Fluffbug95,

    I hope they're gone soon. Yes, they're definitely contagious and such a nuisance.

    Thanks for saying the freezing really hurts. I asked the doctor if it would and he laughed and said no. I wanted him to numb my fingers, but he wouldn't. Oh my, they started to hurt immediately! I had a 45 minute drive to get home, but before I could even leave the town the doctor's office was in, I had to stop and buy some Tylenol. I opened the bottle before I got to the checkout to take some; I've never done that before or since. I had to buy a few other things, trying to take my mind off the pain and give the Tylenol a chance to work before I drove home, and I had to push the cart around the store with my forearms. I felt like such a baby!

    I'm going to try the Corn Huskers lotion; the wart I have now is very small and I'd like to get rid of it before it grows. Sure hope those on your feet are gone soon!
    I hope they are gone soon! When I get in the car to head home or back to school. I take my shoes off and hold my feet because they are so cold! I am going to try the Corn Huskers lotion too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    I used Vicks for 3 days and it came off!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!
    I will look into that too!! Thanks marsye! :)

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