Sunday, April 28, 2013

How to Treat Calluses


Calluses may be consider a small skin problem but believe me even though it is tolerable in pain the discomfort feeling of having calluses is not good and if we left it untreated it can lead to more pain and infections in the future.

Callus is a thickened, hard and dead skin usually cause by intense pressure and friction in the palm of the hand and sole of the feet, but here is the good news, a lot of natural remedies can help us get rid of callus formation and prevent the accumulation of infection.

Natural Remedies on How to Cure Calluses

  • One can try to soak his feet in rock salts that dissolve in warm water for at least 20 minutes and can be scrubbed the area where calluses are present. The callus skin can be stripped off using pumice stones, nail files, and foot files after the calluses are soften. 
  • Shaving is good too but needs extra care since you may shave off too much skin and will eventually lead to bleeding or stripping deep layer of skin.
  • Castor oil can be applied on skin as the oil can help in thinning down the callused skin and will facilitate in easier removal on the area. Other topical creams and oils that can apply to calluses are petroleum jelly, Vitamin E, lotion and moisturizing cream.
  • One should take care for it and practice preventive measure to avoid the worsening of the calluses like wearing socks at night or wearing gloves and looking for comfortable footwear.

And if all the remedies at home don’t work and the situation become worse, you should pay to visit a doctor for a proper medical prescribe medicines and creams for your calluses and prevent further complications.


  1. As simple as that and unless it is caused by infection there is no problem using home remedies stated above. But what about calluses that is itchy, any remedy for that because as i have said it must be from something else, not just skin thickening...

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