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English translation: corns more on toes; callouses on bottom of feet

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00:40 Jun 30, 2004
English to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Health Care / foot care
English term or phrase: corns and calluses
What is the difference between corns and calluses?

Both terms are listed separately in a medical insurance plan.

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Selcuk Akyuz
Turkey
Local time: 14:38
English translation:corns more on toes; callouses on bottom of feet
Explanation:
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Luckily I don\'t have personal experience, but I think callouses are more like bunions - hardened areas of skin, while corns tend to be smaller and stick out more.

\"A callous is a thickening of the outer layer of the skin. This thickening is the response to pressure or friction. Callouses occur anywhere in the body where there is a constant irritation to the skin over that area.

Corns are often found over a discrete, small area such as the knuckle of a toe. The medical term for a corn in this area is helloma durum. The shoe rubs the toe joint especially when the toe is contracted, as in the case of a hammertoe. Corns also develop between toes. These corns are softer in consistency, but just as painful.\"
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Amy Williams
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4 +7corns more on toes; callouses on bottom of feet
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corns more on toes; callouses on bottom of feet


Explanation:
Nice!
This is a good page.

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Note added at 9 mins (2004-06-30 00:49:59 GMT)
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Luckily I don\'t have personal experience, but I think callouses are more like bunions - hardened areas of skin, while corns tend to be smaller and stick out more.

\"A callous is a thickening of the outer layer of the skin. This thickening is the response to pressure or friction. Callouses occur anywhere in the body where there is a constant irritation to the skin over that area.

Corns are often found over a discrete, small area such as the knuckle of a toe. The medical term for a corn in this area is helloma durum. The shoe rubs the toe joint especially when the toe is contracted, as in the case of a hammertoe. Corns also develop between toes. These corns are softer in consistency, but just as painful.\"


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Amy Williams
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:38
Native speaker of: English
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Eva Karpouzi: Also, corn - a hard thickening of the skin caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes, callus - an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (
3 mins

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
1 hr

agree  Chinoise
1 hr

agree  Ildiko Santana
1 hr

agree  Rowan Morrell: Good clear explanation.
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agree  Judith Platter
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agree  airmailrpl: -
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