Well I've got a question. I've noticed this growth on my bottom toe, between the joints, and have ignored it for nearly a year, possibly. I really did not think anything of it, until about a month ago and noticed a black spot in the center of it. After which I let it go for another week and finally purchased Dr Scholls corn remover then a larger callus/corn remover and salicylic acid, purchased from Walmart.
The first week I applied the small corn remover for about a week and seen no real improvements. Just that the skin was starting to dry up a little. I then jumped up to the larger diameter callus remover, eventually running out of pads since there are only 4 available in that package, then I started to apply the salicylic acid and then covered it with one of the felt pads from the callus remover kit. I've applied salicylic acid about 4 time now.
Today I just cleaned it. I used normal rubbing alcohol since it was starting to become a bit irritable walking. If I apply pressure around the sides it's ok, no bother. However, if I apply pressure in the center of the infection I feel a sharp pain. I'd really have to apply a large amount of pressure before I start yelling, otherwise it's just like sticking a needle in your toe. Before all this I felt no discomfort, just the annoyance of taking off my socks and noticing it.
So now, I've got this hole in the center and a dark spot, possibly dry blood. The rest of it seems very tender and is white. I've also posted links to some photos I've taken.
The foot is an area exposed to repeated trauma and pressure.What you have appears to be a corn rather than a callus. A planter wart may not be entirely ruled out. Corns are usually hard and conical in shape while calluses are thickened layers of skin. Plantar warts look like calluses that are broad and with some black spots on them. Plantar warts may be found beneath calluses.
I suggest you cease from manipulating the lesion. Seek consult with your dermatologist for proper management. Corns are painful and surgical removal may lead to longer recovery time. Warts may be treated with cryotherapy. Calluses when they cause no pain are actually protective and should be left alone.
Pad your shoes and change footwear if it causes pain and discomfort. Reduce activity in the involved foot until proper mananagement is given.
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