A callous is a build-up of dead skin. It has no nucleus or root, but can cause pain.


Identifying a callous by appearance and symptom:

  • Area of evenly thickened skin that generally forms on the heel, on the side of the big toe or on the ball of the foot.
  • Area can be bulbous, red and protruding or dry, yellow and flaky.


  • Repeated friction and pressure, which is caused by incorrect weight distribution or wearing ill-fitting shoes and hosiery.
  • Foot deals with the excessive, unequal pressure on a site by forming a callous on that spot.
  • Can take months to develop.


If the problem is slight, a callous file used regularly will prevent skin layers building up. In more troublesome cases, callouses can be treated with Carnation Callous Caps.

Carnation Callous Caps

Carnation Callous Caps

A clinically proven, all-in-one way to remove painful callouses

  • Combine a large, soft felt ring to relieve the pressure on the callous, together with a measured dose of Salicylic Acid to loosen the thick layers of dead skin
Note: If you are under 16 years old, pregnant or have a circulatory disorder you should seek medical advice before use. Do not use if you suffer from diabetes. Always read the pack label.

Carnation Callous Caps contain Salicylic Acid. Always read the label.

Carnation Corn and Callous File

Carnation Corn and Callous File

Removes hard skin with just a few strokes

  • Ergonomically designed with a contoured handle for ease of use
  • Washable for repeated use


The information contained within this website is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a healthcare professional. If you are worried about your feet, if you suffer from diabetes or need advice for other specific reasons, talk to your pharmacist, general practitioner or a qualified chiropodist.