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Can corns be surgically removed?

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Corns can be surgically removed if other treatment methods fail, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Other treatment methods include shaving the top of the corn off or removing it with a pumice stone.

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Most corns will eventually disappear when the pressure placed on the area is halted as stated by WebMD. A person can also use padding on the area where the corn occurs to help relieve the pressure which results in the corn. Sometimes, even when a corn is surgically removed, it can come back. If the corn becomes infected, it can be treated with oral antibiotics. Only a doctor should perform the surgery.

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