Dr. David B. Raynor, Best Foot Forward, 11/13/12

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Kissing corns can be painful predicament

By Dr. David Raynor

Hyperkeratosis is a thickening of the stratum corneum layer of the skin as a protective response to mechanical irritation of the skin. This results in the formation of a callus or corn.

Corns, heloma durum, are calluses that have been compressed so much that they get very hard, like a dried kernel of corn.

Continued pressure applied to calluses and corns can cause symptoms, such as pain, when irritated or touched.

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