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See your doctor:

  • If you have diabetes. People with diabetes can have lack of feeling or peripheral neuropathy making it difficult to detect appropriate pain sensations. Persons with diabetes may have poor blood circulation in their legs and feet, which makes healing more difficult. Corns and calluses could even become infected.
  • If you have other underlying diseases or conditions that increase your risk of infection or if you have frail, delicate skin.
  • If home treatments do not work to manage your corns or calluses.
  • If you think you may have abnormal bone structure or alignment as the reason why corns and calluses have repeatedly formed.
  • If your corns or calluses are painful, the pain worsens, or you think the corn or callus has become infected. Signs of infection include redness, pain, swelling, oozing/pus from the corn or callus.
  • If your foot pain is intense or you have discomfort when walking and don’t know what might be causing it.
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