Callus and Nail Files
K17 patient "Callus File - LARGE size, rounded like a spoon and it's $1.00 at Dollar Tree Stores. There's rough emery-board-like material on both sides so you can use the edge and both sides of the file on various parts of the foot."
K6a patient "Special Foot file that beauticians use."
K6a patient "I use a file everyday (very slow movement) to keep the callus thin. I can not file too much or blood will come up and it will become very sensitive. If I file everyday, I can walk better and keep the itch controlled. My callus are very sensitive. I can never use a scalpel on it, and very rarely cut with scissors. In general when I use scissors blood will come"
K6a patient "Don't let the callosity grow too much. It will hurt, keep it shore. Use a nail file every day to control callosity to grow. Use a scissor."
K6a patient "After I shower I put on a pomode as antiseptic and at night I wash my feet with soap and put more antiseptic. Before I wash my feet regularly I trim my feet, only with a file."
From pedegg.com website:
"The original PedEgg is the revolutionary foot file. It's the newest and fastest way to make your feet feel smooth and healthy with NO MESS! The secret is PedEgg's precision micro-files that gently remove calluses and dead skin to give your feet the incredible baby soft look and feel that everybody loves. Two high quality emery buffing pads are included for the ultimate finishing touch. The unique egg shape of the PedEgg not only looks great, but is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly into the palm of your hand for easy and convenient use. Best of all, PedEgg has been designed to collect all the skin shavings in a convenient storage compartment allowing you to use it anywhere with no mess."
K6a patient "For the last year, after being aware of the Ped Egg, this is basically the tool I've been using to care the callosities. I have many refuels for the Ped Egg, and used to change it at least twice a month. I use the Ped Egg at least once a week. The Ped Egg is very important and useful, but it has to be used very gentle and carefully. I always keep using it too much, especially on the heels, and loose the point where I should have stopped. Dots of Blood always come up after using it."
K6a patient "An excellent tool that I have just started to use is the Ped Egg (I have used it about 1 month), and I would say it is one of the best things I ever used for my feet. I have been using it twice a week, or sometimes more than that, and I would say I can not imagine living without my Ped Egg.
On the first time I was a little afraid of using it, so, I started very slowly with extremely attention, but after a few minutes I got confidence on it, and never stopped using anymore. I never used any kind of blades or scalps on my feet, because I was so afraid and it looked so terrible for me, but definitely the Ped Egg is very safe, even for kids. Unfortunately I could not find it in my country, and had to by it on the web and then FedEx it, which cost for 1 Ped Egg was about US$ 100.00, with all taxes and transportation included. But it was one of the best acquisition I ever made for my feet, It's really great, and I loved it!"
K16 patient "I use a PedEgg twice a day and that's all."
K6a patient "My wife bought one for me several weeks ago at WalMart, and I wish I had it years and years ago. It makes working on my feet so much easier and saves hours of time that I did spend with emery boards, etc."
K17 patient "I've been using a PedEgg since they came out on TV in March. I also bought the replacement blades. They work wonders but are unforgiving if you press too hard or use it too much. I use mine after bathing/showering when the skin is softer."
K6a patient "I use it on my hands and feet"
K17 patient "PediEgg - Available at drug stores and on-line for $9.99. Works great on heels and smoothing toes and balls of the feet but you must take care as it is unforgiving if you grate too much. It works just like a food grater!"
K6a patient "I've used it as well. It is lovely. Makes a very, very smooth texture. My kid w/ PC spotted one in CVS the other day and exclaimed, " MOMMY! We need one of these! " He was surprised to know ole Mom had already been using one. They're WONDERFUL!"
"Pumice stones" are often used in beauty salons during the pedicure process to remove dry and excess skin from the bottom of the foot as well as calluses.
K6a patient "Slice thick blisters daily or every other day with razor blade. Smooth rough sores with pumice stone, or if feet are dry, the sores will flake off. Use large nail clipper to trim hanging or oddly shaped sores. If trim too far, feet will be raw, especially first hours after trimming (do it at bedtime). If not trim, sores feel hot and more painful to walk as it feels like rocks in your shoes."
K6a patient "Soak feet and use a pumice stone. If there are open wounds then soak in Epson salt. Use calamine lotion/powder to keep dry."