Best Home Remedies to Treat Foot Corns

A corn is roughly round shape area of dead skin cells which has become thickened due to continuous rubbing and pressure on it. Corns press into the deeper layers of skin and can be very painful. Normally there are two types of corns:

Soft Corns:

Soft corns  sometimes form in between the toes, most commonly between the fourth and fifth toes. These are softer because the sweat between the toes keeps them moist. Soft corns can sometimes become infected.

Hard Corns:

Hard corns commonly occur on the top of the smaller toes or on the outer side of the little toe. These are the areas where poorly fitted shoes tend to rub most. Continuous rubbing and pressure results in hard corn.

Best Home Remedies to Treat Corns

1. Pineapple

Pineapple is considered very effective to treat corns. Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple plants and fruits that softens and breaks down the dead skin. Cut a square from the peel of a fresh pineapple, and gently rest the inside directly on the corn. Using first-aid tape, attach the peel to the corn overnight, and cover with a sock. Next morning carefully remove the peel and soak your feet in warm water for 15-20 minutes. Now use a pumice stone and gently rub the skin to remove corn.It may take as many as 5-7 consecutive nights of applying the pineapple peel until the corn falls off or comes off easily by rubbing it gently with a pumice stone.

2. Papaya

Papaya has natural healing and sloughing properties that are a corn's worst enemy. A small piece of fresh papaya or a dab of papaya juice applied overnight to the corn will naturally help corn fall away.

3. Aspirin

Aspirin also works wonderfully to remove corn. To create your own corn-softening compound, crush five aspirin until they turn into a fine powder. Mix the powder thoroughly with one-half teaspoon of lemon juice and one-half teaspoon water. Dab the paste onto the thickened skin, circle it with a piece of plastic wrap, then cover the plastic with a warm towel. Remove everything after 15-20 minutes and gently scrub away the loosened skin with a pumice stone. Repeat this process for 5-7 days or until corn breaks down and heals completely.

4. Baking Soda and Lime

An equal mixture combining baking soda, juice from a lime and water. Apply directly onto corn every night for 5-7 days. Cover the area with a band aid and preferably overnight. Corn will naturally dry out and flake off. Be very careful not to allow solution to contact surrounding areas. A cotton ball between corn and other toe can be used to keep area separate.

5. Baking Soda

Soak your foot in a mixture of warm water and baking soda for 10-15 minutes. Now apply apple cider vinegar directly onto corn using a cotton ball, apply pressure for about 5 minutes in order to soften corn. Allow corn to air dry for a minute or so and then directly apply a cotton ball with tea tree oil. Do not rinse off. The corn should air dry and will easily fall away within a few days.

6. Chamomile Tea and Epsom Salt

A foot bath comprised of very warm water, chamomile tea and Epsom salt will be effective to remove corn. It's also a great way to soften a hard corn. After this foot bath gently rub the affected area with a pumice stone.

7. Lemon

Take a small piece of the lemon flesh and directly apply to a corn overnight and secure by a band aid or cotton ball. Next morning soak your feet in warm water for 10-15 minutes and then use a pumice stone to gently rub the corn. This home remedy can bring relief within a few days.

Important Note !

After 1-2 weeks if you don't get relief by above remedies, you must consult your problem with a podiatrist or dermatologist. Diabetics and others with circulatory problems should never self-treat or ignore foot problems. They must consult with a medical doctor before using any home remedy.