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Health Tip: Caring for Calluses

Health Tip: Caring for Calluses

10/22/13

(HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes should take good care of their feet to prevent problems caused by poor circulation. And tending to foot calluses is no exception.

The American Diabetes Association offers this advice:

  • Do not allow calluses to grow too thick, as they can turn into open sores.
  • Don't cut calluses yourself, as this increases the risk of infection.
  • Don't use chemical products to remove calluses.
  • See your health care provider to have calluses safely and properly removed.
  • Each day, use a pumice stone to gently scrub feet when wet, then follow with lotion.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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