How to get rid of calluses- know from dermatologist(Dermatocare's skin diseases guide)

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 26/11/15
“Doctor, the skin on my toes are getting thickened and less sensitive to touch. Is it toe callus? How do I get rid of it?” Calluses are areas of diffuse thickening that develop due to intermittent pressure or friction on a broader area of skin like palms, soles, knees, etc.

They are painless unlike corns, and the thickened skin is often less sensitive to touch. In this article, we will highlight what causes callus and a step-to-step guide on how to get rid of callus.

Recommended product: Dr. Scholl's Corn/Callus Remover Liquid

What causes callus? 

Callus occurs because of intermittent pressure on the broader area of skin. They occur when a certain area of skin gets rubbed in a repetitive activity done by a person. Such repetitive actions may be due to...