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.
Soften the corn with oil or by a foot soak. Rub off the dead skin gently with a pumice stone.
- Epsom salt and warm water
- Chamomile tea
- Castor oil and ACV
- Baking soda in warm water
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Wear shoes that fit properly.
- Keep your toenails trimmed.