Home Remedies For CORNS
Shilpa • onHealth & Beauty 11 years ago • 6 min read

CORNS

A corn refers to a localized thickening of the skin, especially on the toes, and extending into subcutaneous tissue. A corn is usually small and painful.

Symptoms of corns Found over the joints of the toesCorns are usually found over the joints of the toes and on the soles of the feet. They are shaped like a pyramid with the apex pointing inwards. They are tender when touched. Sometimes painful and infective warts that occur on the soles of the feet are mistaken for corns.

Causes of corns Pressure on the toes and skin surfaces of the feet through incorrect footwear Corns are usually formed as a result of pressure on the toes and skin surfaces of the feet through incorrect footwear

Home remedies of corns Corns treatment using Liquorice Liquorice is one of the most valuable remedies for corns that are just appearing. A paste made by grinding three or four liquorice sticks and mixing it with half a teaspoon of sesame oil or mustard oil should be rubbed into the hardened skin at bedtime. The skin gradually softens and the corn decreases in size.

Corns treatment using Lemon Lemon is another valuable remedy for corns. A fresh slice of lemon should be tied over the painful area at night and allowed to remain there the whole night. Corns treatment using Papaya Raw papaya is beneficial in the treatment of corns. Its juice is an irritant and it is, therefore, a useful application in this condition. Half a teaspoon of raw papaya juice may be applied thrice daily.

Corns treatment using Indian Squill The herb Indian squill, botanically known as Urginea indica, is useful in removing corns. A bulb may be roasted and applied over the corn. It should he secured with a bandage. This application may be made at night and removed in the morning.

Corns treatment using Green Figs The milky juice of green figs is valuable for corns of long duration. It helps to soften them. Half a teaspoon of this juice may be extracted from the fruit and applied two or three times daily.

Corns treatment using Chalk Powder Chalk powder has also been found beneficial in the treatment of corns. A small piece of chalk may be ground into a paste with water and applied over the affected area.

Soak your feet in a solution of Epsom salts and warm water. Soak your feet in very diluted chamomile tea. The tea will both soothe and soften hard skin. Place a plastic bag over the foot and then a sock. Leave in place until morning. Then rub off as much callus as you can with a coarse towel or firm brush. Do this regularly to control a difficult heel callus.

Crush five or six aspirin tablets into a powder. Prepare a paste with a half-teaspoon each of water and lemon juice. Apply this to the hard-skin spots on your foot, then put your foot into a plastic bag and wrap a warm towel. Sit still for at least 10 minutes. Then unwrap your foot and scrub the area with a pumice stone. All that dead, hard, callused skin should come loose and flake away easily. This is also an effective home remedy for corn and calluses treatment.

Gently massage the area with lanolin to soften the corn and make it less responsive to pressure. And then pad the area to relieve pressure . Place a little gauze or absorbent cotton over the area, then covers it with a thin piece of moleskin. Stretching your shoes to remove the pressure that caused the friction can have sometimes relief of a painful, hard corn.

Soak a small piece of cloth in vinegar and bind it on the toe; leave it on day and night. The corn will come out by the root. Apply castor oil on the corn. This is an effective treatment for corn and calluses. Soak the feet in warm water for 15 minutes; apply a small piece of the inside of a lemon peel to the corn; tape it and leave it on overnight.

Prepare a paste by grinding three or four liquorice sticks and mixing it with half a teaspoon of sesame oil or mustard oil. Rub into the hardened skin at bedtime. The skin gradually softens and the corn decreases in size. Apply half a teaspoon of raw papaya juice thrice daily.

The herb Indian squill, botanically known as Urginea indica, is useful in removing corns. A bulb may be roasted and applied over the corn. Apply a bandage over it. This application may be made at night and removed in the morning.

The milky juice of green figs is very effective for corns of long duration. It helps to soften them. Half a teaspoon of this juice may be extracted from the fruit and applied two or three times daily. A small piece of chalk may be ground into a paste with water and applied over the affected area. A light nutritious diet containing vitamins and minerals in the form of fruits and vegetables is recommended.

Stop wearing the shoes that caused it. In most cases the corn will disappear when the pressure is removed. Do not wear shoes that cause blisters, redness or sore spots on your feet. The feet should be washed daily. This should be followed by the application of a mild talcum powder.

Another home remedy for corn and calluses treatment is - apply a small piece of moleskin plaster or bandage to prevent any undue soreness and thickening of the skin.

Dietaries of corns Diet containing vitamins and minerals should be taken. A light nutritious diet containing vitamins and minerals in the form of fruits and vegetables is recommended.

Other treatments of corns Stop wearing shoes that caused corns For proper treatment of a corn, it is essential to first stop wearing the shoes that caused it. In most cases the corn will disappear when the pressure is removed.

Apply corncaps Medicinal corn- removing plasters, known as corncaps, are easily available with chemists. They are found to be effective.

Wash feet daily followed by application of talcum powder. For soft corns, which usually occur between the toes, the feet should be washed daily. This should be followed by the application of a mild talcum powder.

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