Do I Have a Corn, Callus, or Wart?

It’s often difficult for patients to tell the difference between skin-related problems of the feet. Sometimes corns, calluses and warts are mistaken for one another. All three of these conditions require different treatment, so it is important to visit a podiatrist at the onset of a foot problem before taking matters into your own hands with over-the-counter remedies.

In order to properly diagnose skin-related foot problems, a podiatrist will perform an examination where he or she will determine the issue. For example, many patients may think that they have a callus or corn, when it is actually a wart. A podiatrist will scrape away some of the tissue in the affected area. By doing so, the doctor is able to see if the skin is removed with ease, or if it bleeds. Warts have a bleeding pattern, and calluses and corns do not bleed. After a board-certified podiatrist has made a diagnosis, the proper course of treatment may be assigned.

Treatment for Calluses

Treatment for Corns

Treatment for Warts

Do You Have a Problem with Your Feet? Contact Dr. Maislos, Houston Podiatrist for Treatment.

For more information about how to treat corns, calluses and warts, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our office is located in Houston, and we can be reached at (713) 541-3199. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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