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|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.
Corns 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 me feet are
mistaken for corns.
Corns are usually formed as a result of pressure on the toes and skin surfaces of the feet through incorrect footwear.
Home Remedies for Corns #1
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 com decreases in size.
|Home Remedies for Corns #2
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.
Home Remedies for Corns #3
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.
Home Remedies for Corns #4
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.
Home Remedies for Corns #5
Soaking the feet in baking soda and water will also dissolve the corn.
Corns are caused by ill-fitting shoes. It really is good to go barefoot as much as possible. The Asian practice of removing
shoes as you enter a house is an excellent habit.
If you are diabetic you need to seek help from your physician immediately for any foot problem and that is the one
exception make to going barefoot. Diabetics should wear shoes at all times to protect their feet from accidental cuts.
If you already suffer from corns, try these remedies to get rid of them and then make a practice of going barefoot and
getting proper-fitting shoes. It may cost a little more, but your health is the most important asset you have.
Home Remedies for Corns #6
Soak bruised ivy leaves in vinegar overnight. Soak a small piece of bread in the vinegar mixture and apply to the corn. Bind
up and leave on during the day. Replace with fresh application at night. Continue treatment until corn is gone.
Home Remedies for Corns #7
Place a slice of raw onion over the corn each night and bandage. Removes the corn in 3-4 weeks. Pulverized garlic cloves
will also work.
Home Remedies for Corns #8
Remove soft corns by dipping a clean cloth in rectified turpentine and wrapping it around the area. Continue treatment until
the corn is gone. Apply rectified turpentine a couple times a day by pouring it on the cloth. Rectified turpentine is Safe to use
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