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Indian J Lepr. 1990 Oct-Dec;62(4):478-82.

Foot soaks for callosities and fissures.

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Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre, Karigiri.


A study to assess the effect of soap soaks and plain water soaks on the dry anaesthetic sole of 15 leprosy patients bearing multiple fissures and callouses is reported. A callous scraper devised by us was found effective. It is recommended that a hypotonic keratolytic solution such as toilet soap or plain water be used for soaking which has the effect of softening the keratin. It may be better to use soap solution for this purpose.

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