Removing Calluses – Why it is important

Posted on June 12th, 2010, by admin

 
Removing calluses or those thick areas of skin that you can get is something you may want to consider. If these foot calluses are not causing you pain though you may want to just leave them alone. Of course if you want to remove them you have the option of heading to see the doctor. A podiatrist may be just the answer you are looking for when it comes to deciphering foot pain and other problems. Often they work closely with diabetic patients who can actually lose their limbs due to decreased circulation.
But there are also ways that you can find to use at home that will help you remove calluses as well. With items that you will be able to either already find in your home, or purchase very easily from the local stores around you. For the task of removing calluses at home, you should be sure that you have an hour of free time.

To get rid of corns on foot you have to have the following items or buy them (click on the tabs above for good options). You will need some corn starch, pumice stone, baking soda, soap and water, vinegar, and some adhesive tape and cloth. This is a basic do it yourself at home corn removing system.

For removing calluses, first you will want to start out by washing that area of the skin completely. Make sure that you are using the soap and of course as much water as you need. Also get the dirt off in those areas that are around the callus. When you leave the dirt it may be something that can interfere with removing, or may make the calluses that you have worse.

Place in about 3 tablespoons of baking soda into some warm water. This will be the mixture that you are going to soak those feet in. You will want to leave the feet with the calluses in this mixture for about 30 minutes.

Take your feet out and make sure that you dry them off complete. Remove all the moisture from your feet with a towel. Next you are going to sprinkle some cornstarch on those areas of the foot that have calluses. It is going to not only keep the area dry, but can help keep infections away too.

Get a piece of cloth and make sure that it is soaked in some vinegar. You will want to wrap that around the area where the callus is, tape it up and go to sleep. When you get up in the morning you are going to remove that cloth. The last step of the process will be completed by using that pumice stone to get rid of the dead skin from your callus.

If you experience pain from this procedure of removing calluses you should seek out a doctor for the problem. And always remember that although there are many new products available to treat problems with your feet, they are no replacement for your physician who may find hidden health reasons for your problems.