Dr. Scholl's Corn/Callus Remover Liquid: Dermatocare Review

Dr. Scholl's Corn/Callus Remover Liquid: Dermatocare Review


Dr. Scholl's Corn/Callus Remover Liquid is worth trying for removing of corns and calluses. It has salicylic acid in the therapeutic concentration of 17 % that acts by removing the extra layer of skin on corns or calluses. It is better that corn caps because this lotion dries up after application and does not spill to normal skin. Dermatologist prefers corn paints over corn caps. Another advantage is that it also has cushions that can be kept around the corn to reduce pain on walking.

You should follow theses step-by-step instructions listed below:

  • Step 1 Soak your feet in warm water for 5-10 minutes at night before sleeping. This will soften the skin of corn and enhance the absorption of Dr.Scholl's Corn or Callus Remover Liquid. You can skip this step once you notice that skin of corn is already softened; just wash your feet followed by drying it thoroughly.

  • Step 2 Rub with pumice stone: This step is optional and is recommended before first few applications. After cleaning and drying your skin gently rub the corn or callus with pumice stone; the pressure should be gentle so that you don’t feel any pain.

  • Step 3 Apply a thick coat of Vaseline jelly to the skin surrounding the corn/callus: This step is very important because the surrounding normal skin might peel and get sore if the spillage occurs repeatedly.

  • Step 4 Apply Dr Scholl's Corn or Callus Remover Liquid exactly over the corn or callus and wait until dry. This liquid is made of colloidan base that is thick enough to stay on the area applied and it dries very fast reducing the chances of spillage to surrounding skin.

  • Step 5 Pad the corn: As you repeat step 1 to 4 every night, you might feel that the skin over the corn is getting soft and peeling out in layers. It might pain as well. This is the time when you will need the protective pads for sure. Place the protective pad over the area of corn and secure it with plaster or bandage. This will ease the pain due to corn.

  • Step 6 Remove the corn: Instead of pulling the softened skin by your fingers, use a clean scissor to remove the skin that is already peeled off gently without pulling it.

  • Step 7 Restart Step 1 to 6 until normal skin lines appear: Most people stop once they do not feel the pain on walking. However, this is not the end point because the pain disappears on the removal of thickest part of corn, and the part that remains is too small to cause pain. I would recommend you to reexamine the corn area once a week. The appearance of the fingerprint lines or fine lines in continuity with surrounding skin is a good indicator of complete cure. However, if you notice, a hard white lump of skin instead, restart step 1 to 6 once again.

What are the side effects?

  • You might feel slight burning and sting for some time, however, overall the treatment is painless.

  • This product should be handled carefully because spillage on normal skin or your eyes can be very dangerous.

  • For the same reason keep the product away from the reach of children, to avoid any accidental contact with skin or ingestion, that later is very serious.


Ingredient Type: Synthetic
Harmful Ing.: NA
Comedogenic Ing.: NA
Irritating Ing.: NA
Fragrances: NA
Active Ing.:

Salicylic acid 17 %

Base Ing.: Colloidon base
Ingredient list: castor oil, ethyl lactate, flexible collodion, polybutene. (Contains alcohol 18% v/v and ether 53%v/v from flexible collodion).