Home remedies for Calluses and Corns
Corns and Callus are usually caused due to the pressure on the skin surfaces of toes and feet through incorrect foot wear. To avoid more corns choose comfortable footwear, wear clean socks and shoes and keep your feet clean. Some home remedies for corns and callus are listed below.
To remove corns, 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. You can also 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.
Liquorice contains estrogen-like substances that soften the hard skin of calluses and corns.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 callus and the corn decreases in size.
Apply half a teaspoon of raw papaya juice twice daily.
Corns and calluses treatment using onions – Choose an onion big enough to cover the callus area. Cut the onion in half and leave it to soak in wine vinegar for 4 hours. Apply the onion to the calluses and wrap your feet in plastic wrap. Leave this on overnight. The next morning the calluses should be soft enough to scrape away.
Corns and calluses treatment using papaya – Soak a cotton pad in pure papaya juice and apply onto the corns or calluses. Bind in place and leave overnight. Repeat this until it is cleared. You may also use papaya pulp straight onto the corns or calluses.
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.
Corns and calluses treatment using a teabag – Apply a used teabag to your corns or calluses for at least half an hour a day. You will see them disappear within a week or two.
Some natural home remedy fans swear by aspirin as a softening agent for calluses and corns. You don’t swallow them though you apply them topically. This is done by crushing four or five aspirin into something of a powder and then mixing the crushed aspirin with some water and lemon juice. Don’t make it too watery though, you want a good thick paste. Apply the paste to your calluses and corns and then wrap your foot in plastic. You can use a plastic wrap like saran wrap or wrap the feet in plastic bags. After you have done that put hot towels around your wrapped feet. The combination of the paste and the heat is meant to soften the calluses until they start to break up and eventually flake off.
The best piece of advice however, is that once you have treated your corns and calluses � only wear shoes that fit properly! Tight and ill-fitting shoes are the only cause of corns.
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