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It’s coming to the end of the soccer season and the season has yet again left me with calluses that have formed over blisters at the knuckle part near my big toe (they’re about as gross and painful as they sound!).

What’s the quickest, least painful way to remove the calluses/blister component?
I have used the blister Bandaid packs in the past with minimal success and scraping off the calluses isn’t a good option.

Posted anonymously, 24th September 2021

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  • I would go see a podiatrist and get some professional advice.

  • Just try to give them as much air as possible to have the best chance of healing

  • Try Compeed dressings they are the best!

  • My mum was always telling me let blisters go by themselves . Do not touch or it will take longer or will be more painful.

  • I know you can buy those blister type things from the chemist

  • Epsom Salt foot baths soften your skin the magnesium is good for you too! Epsom salt draws out toxins and increases relaxation, win, win! Defiantly will soften your skin over time and help with reducing your calluses and fights infection and is natural healing.

  • If you go to chemist warehouse and show them they’ll be able to give you some advice on what products to use if the band aid one didn’t work.
    They are so helpful there!

  • I tend to get thick calluses under my feet & I see a podiatrist every 6 weeks to remove it & also cut my toe nails. It’s the safest way to have it done.

  • There is this thing that I brought that is like a soap block you wet it helped my feet heaps they are all soft now you find it at most chemists

  • Soaking your feet in warm, soapy water softens corns and calluses. This can make it easier to remove the thickened skin. Thin thickened skin. During or after bathing, rub a corn or callus with a pumice stone, nail file, emery board or washcloth to help remove a layer of toughened skin.
    I prefer using a nail file on dry skin and cover it with a band-aid with vaseline

  • I was going to suggest a foot file, but you said that you don’t want to rub them. Maybe it would be a good idea to ask your GP, dermatologist or podiatrist. They’ll be able to advise you on any products that may assist and be effective.

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