Health Tip: Relieve Your Blister, Corn or Callus

Blisters, corns and calluses have at least one thing in common: they're triggered by the friction of two surfaces rubbing against each other.

The Nemours Foundation suggests how to care for these skin issues:

  • Keep a blister clean, dry and bandaged until it heals. Avoid putting pressure on the area.
  • Soak a callus in warm, soapy water for ten minutes, then rub gently with a pumice stone.
  • Consider a shoe pad to relieve pressure and allow a callus to heal.
  • Use a donut-shaped pad in your shoe to help reduce pressure on a corn.
  • Use a pad with salicylic acid, which helps remove a corn's dead skin.
  • If a corn continues to hurt and does not heal on its own, see a podiatrist.

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