Corn on Foot

Updated on December 21, 2011
J.C. asks from Bronxville, NY
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So my 5 year old appears to have a hard little corn on the bottom of her foot (sort of on the pad of her foot under the toes). She keeps complaining about it and saying that it hurts. At first I thought it was a blister but it's hard and small - like a corn.

Any suggestions on how to get rid of it before I have to see the dr?


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So What Happened?

Thanks, Mamas!! I would have never thought it was a wart. So I will try the OTC stuff first and then go see the Ped if it doesn't work. I appreciate your help - happy holidays!!

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answers from Pittsburgh on

Sounds like it might be a plantar wart.
If so, get the acid disks and apply a new O. after every bath & cover with a large band aid.
Our podiatrist wanted to put my son under & surgically remove his plantar wort, he said the acid patches wouldn't work, but I insisted we try them first. It's gone. Took about 2 weeks total.
And if it is a corn--treat the same way.
You can buy a 2" x 3" removal patch (that you cut to size) at the pharmacy for about a buck. You won't need more than two.

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answers from Norfolk on

It really sounds like a wart.
The wart removers you'll find int in the pharmacy work very well.
I've used both the acid patch removers and the freeze them off removers.

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answers from Chicago on

That is a wart not a corn. I used to get them there all the time.

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answers from New York on

I agree that it is likely a Plantar wart. They are contagious, so your child should wear shoes, slippers or flip-flops and not share shoes or socks till it's gone.
Some people seem to swear by the OTC cures, but I never found that they worked and ended up at the doctor anyway. And it's a one trip cure with the doc as opposed to weeks of patching or drops. But that's just my take.

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answers from Chicago on

Sounds like a wart. Try compound W or the Acid pads and go from there. If there is no improvement within the week she should she the pediatrician.

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