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How Can You Treat Foot Corn Naturally?

Corns are usually round and are quite painful. They can get infected when they come in contact with moisture. Calluses are much larger and usually develop on the sole. They form when you walk due to the pressure of your body weight. They may or may not be painful. The good news is that you can treat corn and calluses at home with a combination of home remedies.  

What is foot corn? 

Corns are hard, red bumps that form on the bottom of your feet in between your toes. Foot corns are common in people who wear tight shoes or walk barefoot all day long without socks, which increases friction between the skin on their feet and the floor surface. Foot corn can last from a few days to several weeks before disappearing completely; however, if they become infected with bacteria or viruses such as athlete's foot, they may not go away until they've healed completely. 

Several factors contribute to the development of corn: 

  • Friction occurs when you walk barefoot on rough surfaces like concrete or tile floors. 
  • Pressure builds up within the corn as you walk or exercise, causing it to enlarge until it touches other tissues in your foot (the plantar fascia). 
  • The injury may be due to prolonged standing or walking (chronic), or it may occur due to trauma from suddenly stepping down from an object (acute). 

Home remedies for corn on feet: 

If you have corn or callus, there are several ways to treat them at home without having to go to a doctor or visit a spa. Instead, you can use natural remedies for corn and calluses, which include: 

1) Corn removal treatment: 

Corn remover is a very effective home remedy for treating corn and calluses. You can use it to soften the corn, making it easier to scrape off. You can also use it to remove the dead skin cells from the corn. Making this remedy at home is quite easy, as you only need a few ingredients and time. 

Ingredients: 

1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda 

1 teaspoon salt 

2 drops of tea tree oil (optional) 

Directions: 

  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl until they form a thick paste. 
  2. Apply this paste to the affected area with a cotton ball or gauze and leave it on for about 15 minutes before removing it with your fingers or a small stick tool. 
  3. Wash your hands thoroughly afterwards because any residue on your hands may cause an infection. 

2) Corn Vinegar: 

A mixture of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and water is one of the best treatments for corns you can make at home. First, mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and water in a bowl until it becomes a paste-like consistency. Then, apply this paste to your corn and leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. This will help soften the corn, after which you can peel off easily with a pumice stone or small knife. 

3) Apply Aloe Vera Gel: 

Aloe vera is a great remedy for your foot corn because it contains several healing properties such as vitamins A, C, B-complex, E, folic acid, potassium, magnesium and so on. The plant also has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to treat the problem faster than anything else could do! You can easily buy aloe vera gel at any drug store or supermarket that sells health products such as aloe vera supplements or topical ointments for various skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. You should apply an amount of gel equal to one full spoonful onto your affected area. 

4) Lemon: 

Lemon is one of the effective home remedies for corn and calluses. However, the pain for foot corn gets stimulated due to the pressure on the inflamed area. Lemon juice is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal ingredient. Dip your leg in lukewarm water and squeeze some lemon juice; it will also help remove foot odour. Repeat until the hardened centre of the foot corn falls out. 

5) Onions: 

Due to powerful acids and nutrients, Onions can easily neutralize foot infection. It softens the hard skin and slowly peels off dead skin cells. Apply some onion juice to the affected area and cover it with a cloth for at least 2 days. 

6) Pineapple: 

This topical exotic fruit is loaded with medicinal properties. Cut small pieces of fresh pineapple peels and place it on the corn on the feet. Secure it with a band-aid and keep it overnight. Remove it in the morning and apply coconut oil to the affected area. 

Exceptions:  

If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or kidney disease, seek medical advice before trying any home remedy described in this article unless directed by your doctor. Some remedies may be harmful if used without medical supervision; others may not work (or worse yet, make the problem worse). If you're applying any of these remedies, take a warm bath with Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate). The Epsom salt will draw out moisture from the skin, so it doesn't get as hard/dry.