Corns and calluses (hyperkeratosis) are painful areas of thickened skin that appear on the hands, between the toes, and on the soles of the feet. Read about
How to treat corns and calluses. Soak the corn or callus in warm water. File the corn or callus with a pumice stone. Be careful not to take off too much skin: Doing so could cause bleeding and infection. Apply moisturizing lotion or cream to the area daily: Look for a moisturizing lotion or cream with salicylic acid,.
Treating painful corns and calluses involves removing the cause of the pressure or friction and getting rid of the thickened skin.