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Health Tip: Treating Calluses at Home

-- Calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin. For healthy people, treatment is only necessary if a callus causes discomfort, says Mayo Clinic.

Mayo suggests how to treat calluses at home:

  • Use over-the-counter pads.
  • Soak the area in water.
  • Moisturize your skin.
  • Wear comfortable socks and shoes.

For most people, removing sources of friction causes calluses to shrink and ultimately disappear.

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Posted: May 2019

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