Corns and calluses are not symptoms of a skin disease. They form after the feet were subjected to repeated pressure due to the abnormal gait, deformities on the toes, protruding bones and wearing of ill-fitting footwear. Generally, they do not pose risks to health, but if you are diabetic or just feel uncomfortable having them there are ways to remove corns on toes and calluses safely and effectively without going to a podiatrist.
Apply a small amount of Castor oil on your feet before going to sleep at night. Wear socks after applying the oil to avoid staining the bed sheets. In the morning brush your feet using a soft brush to slowly peel off the softened corns and calluses. Repeat the procedure until you have successfully removed corns on toes and calluses on the pads of your feet.
In a small basin pour warm water and add two tablespoons of Epsom salt. Soak your feet in the basin and relax. The warm water and salt will gently soften the corns and calluses.
Do not use medicated corn and callus patches because most of them contain exceptionally strong chemicals that might penetrate even to the parts of your feet that do not have corns and calluses. If you are diabetic, it can be extremely dangerous because it might lead to foot ulcers. Instead, just soak a cotton cloth in any kind of vinegar; apply it over the callus or corn, wrap your feet in a plastic cling wrap to hold the cloth in place. Leave it on for few hours or overnight. Repeat the procedure, every night until the vinegar will slough off your corns and calluses.
Pumice stone is remarkably effective in trimming off corns and calluses if you do it every day. Diabetics are discouraged from using pumice.
Garlic Foot Cream
Make garlic cream that will remove corns on toes and calluses by using 10 garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and one tablespoon dried chamomile. Make a paste out of the three ingredients using a mortar and pestle or food processor. Generously apply the cream on your corns and calluses at least twice a day. It will smell a little awful, but it works.
If these homeopathic remedies will not work, it is best to see the podiatrist have your corns and calluses treated. Please do not attempt to do a bathroom operation to remove your corns on toes and calluses because it might lead to infection.
The fact is those calluses that grow on you are your body’s method of protecting itself from harm. It protects the body against the constant pressure or friction applied to one specific area at one time.
The name corn, though funny-sounding, is a condition that does not exactly induce hilarity. These corns normally grow on feet and they can be extremely painful. So much so that the prevention and treatment of them have become a thriving business. Doctors can be consulted in how to treat or remove corns.
Other treatments of corns and collapses are;
Wearing comfortable shoes is essential. Whether you already have corns or want to prevent having them, it is important to wear the right shoes. Corns are mostly brought about by too tight or too high shoes that graze your feet continuously.
You may also want to keep in mind that a number of products are available in the stores that can provide you with temporary relief, such as softening lotions and moisturizers. Regular and proper application on the affected area will help relieve the discomfort.
You can wear toe pads to protect your already corned feet from further damage or pain, or prevent you from having them in the first place.
Another effective alternative is to give your feet a good long soak in a basin full of warm water with a cupful of apple cider vinegar. Then do some gentle scrubbing using a pumice stone to rid your feet of all that dead skin. Better than trying to remove corns yourself, right?
Whatever you do, do not attempt to do surgery on yourself by trying to remove corns. It is not only difficult but it is sure to leave you in a lot more pain than you were in the first place.