natural and alternative treatments and home remedies for corns and calluses

Corns and calluses are thickened areas of skin caused by undue pressure on the skin.

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FIRST AID

Soften the corn with oil or by a foot soak.   Rub off the dead skin gently with a pumice stone.

SELF TREATMENT

FOOT SOAKS

  • Epsom salt and warm water
  • Chamomile tea
  • Castor oil and ACV
  • Baking soda in warm water

TOPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Massage with lanolin.
  • Rub some Vitamin E or A on the area before bedtime and wear a sock over it.
  • Marinate a slice of white onion in vinegar and cover the corn with the onion at night, covered (repeat each night).
  • Soak stale bread in apple cider and secure it to the area and wrap in plastic and cover all with a sock.  Wear through the night.
  • Crush several aspirin tablets and mix with Apple Cider Vinegar to make a paste.  Rub into your corn and leave on for 15 minutes.  Rub gently with a pumice stone.
  • Make a paste of garlic and a bit of salt; apply to the corn, cover with a bandage and leave on overnight each night until the corn is gone.
  • Lemon juice
  • White vinegar
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Licorice root paste
  • Castor oil
  • Turmeric paste
  • Tea tree essential oil

OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO

  • Corn and callus bandage kit
  • High heels cause the foot to slip forward which puts pressure on your toes. Try cushioning the forefoot area.
  • Cushion the corn from friction with another toe.

CAUTIONS

  • Don’t try to cut corns off.
  • Don’t self-treat if you have diabetes.
  • Visit a doctor if your corn bleeds or changes color.

PREVENTION

  • Wear shoes that fit properly.
  • Keep your toenails trimmed.

 

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