Natural Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Corns

How to Get Rid of Corns

About 15% of people suffer from corns on their feet. Corns are hard and thick patches formed on the skin areas that remain under pressure such your feet or sometimes hand. However, they may appear in other parts of the body as well but usually, are seen on feet and hands. Corns are unsuitable. They are ugly,but they may also cause excessive pain and are annoying.

How to Get Rid of Corns

How to Get Rid of Corns

What Causes Corns

Corns are neither caused due to any nutrient deficiency or low immune system. It is caused due to continued pressure on specific areas of our hand or feet. Mostly this happens because of wearing poorly fitted shoes.

What Are The Symptoms of Corns

Corn can be easily identified as a slowly growing thick patch on your skin that soon changes into a recognizable bump. The affected area becomes flaky and dry. Also, there is pain or tenderness.

Types of Corns

For corn treatment, it is essential that you are well aware of its type. Corns can be hard or soft. Hard corns are common. They usually appear as a small hard area slowly concentrated to the point that grows up to the size of a pea. Soft corns develop in a similar way to hard corns but are whitish and rubbery. Mostly soft corns appear between toes. It occurs due to the moisture, sweating and inadequate drying. There is also a small version of soft corns termed as seed corns. They either occur individually or in a group on the bottom of the foot. Seed corns are usually painless. The fourth type of corn is vascular corn. It is the most terrible and painful one. It bleeds profusely when you cut them. Last is fibrous corn which develops due to ignoring hard corns for a long time. They are firmly attached to the deeper tissues.

How to Treat Corns

Leaving corns untreated may lead to infections or corn may grow deeper. Both the cases are painful. So it is better to treat corns at an early stage to avoid complications. No need to take heavy antibiotics for this, better try natural home remedies for corns.

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Corns

1.Apple cider vinegar or ACV-

Apple cider vinegar is a very beneficial natural product that can be used to treat any skin disease. It is found in almost everyone’s kitchen. It has the potential to heal your body naturally. Mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal amounts. Soak your feet in this solution for 20 minutes. Repeat it several times a day.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

2.Bread with Apple Cider Vinegar-

Yes, the bread we eat when mixed with apple cider vinegar makes a potent home remedy to get rid of corns. For this, you need ACV and stale bread. These two ingredients when mixed and applied over the skin softens the hardened skin overnight,and the skin can be removed easily.Soak a half slice of stale bread in apple cider vinegar and with the help of adhesive tape secure the soaked bread slice to the affected part. Wrap with plastic wrap and slip on a cotton sock. Leave it overnight and remove in the morning.

3.Baking soda-

The baking soda is a natural exfoliator. It helps in getting rid of the dead skin and promotes the healing process. Baking soda is very useful in treating fungal skin infections or herpes and also corns. It is an excellent absorbent. It absorbs the moisture and relieves itching. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda to a small tub filled with warm water. Soak your feet in it for 15 minutes. This is followed by rubbing the affected part with a pumice stone to remove the dead skin. You may also make a paste by adding sufficient amount of water to 2 tablespoons baking soda and apply the paste to the affected part. Leave it for a few hours and then rinse it off.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

4.Garlic-

Garlic is a natural antibiotic and an excellent antiseptic. You can count on garlic for treating corns as due to its inherent antioxidant properties. Also, it is antibacterial and anti fungal. Take a garlic clove, peel it and rub it against the corn. This will loosen the corn. When the skin dries off, cover it with a bandage. Leave it overnight. The next morning, remove the bandage and wash your feet with warm water.

Garlic

Garlic

5.Pumice stone-

It is the most easy and effective home remedy to get rid of corns. Pumice stone effectively removes dead skin cells.Rub the affected area with a pumice stone every day.

To avoid corns, choose your shoes carefully, and make sure they have space for air to pass through. Do not apply too much pressure on a particular part repeatedly. Keep changing your position while working and cut your toenails regularly.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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