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Ways to manage corns and calluses

Using a callus file is the safer way to remove thickened skin. But do not file too aggressively and, if unsure, seek help from a podiatrist.
Using a callus file is the safer way to remove thickened skin. But do not file too aggressively and, if unsure, seek help from a podiatrist.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

Skin conditions can cause pain or worsen if mishandled

Calluses and corns, which are very common skin conditions that appear mainly on the feet, result from abnormal pressure and friction.

Calluses are thick, yellowish and toughened skin that develops when the body tries to protect the healthy inner layers of the skin.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2018, with the headline 'Ways to manage corns and calluses'. Print Edition | Subscribe