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Corns are basically small circles of hard and thick skin that usually develop when the skin of the feet is exposed to excessive friction or pressure. They develop on the top and sides of a toe, sole of the foot and sometimes in between too. They usually occur due to several reasons like walking in ill-fitting shoes, standing for long hours in tight shoes or high heels, walking without shoes, wearing shoes sans the socks, diabetes and poor blood flow. Apart from these reasons, people having hammertoes, damaged sweat glands and warts are also prone to get corns.
In case of severe corns, seeing a doctor is a must. However, there are several home remedies, which can take out corns very easily. Let us get to know about a few of them.
Lemon is known to be quite effective on corns. The citrus acid present in it softens the tough skin that has take the form of a corn, thus making in fall down in a matter of days.
All you need to do is apply fresh lemon juice on the corn at least thrice in a day. Once you have applied it, allow it to dry.
Alternately, extract the juice of one lemon and keep it in a bowl. Now soak two cloves in it. After 15 minutes, take out these clove pieces. Now rub this lemon juice on the affected area. Let s dry and then apply again after some time. Do it a couple of times in a day.
You can try another concoction. Mix some Brewer’s yeast and lemon juice together to get a smooth and thick paste. Apply this paste on the corn and then, cover up with a bandage. Let it stay for the entire night. Follow any of these remedies daily ill the corn comes out completely.
Papaya is also quite effective on foot corns. The presence of enzymes in this fruit can soften the hard skin and thus make it come out all together. Also, papaya helps in easing the pain and discomfort caused by the corn. Plus, papaya can ease any pain or discomfort too. Make sure you use raw papaya for quick results.
Just grate a raw papaya to extract its juice. Now dip a cotton ball in this liquid and place it on your corn. Cover up with a waterproof bandage to avoid any leakage. Apply it before hitting the bed. Remove it the next morning and then, exfoliate the skin using a pumice stone. Repeat daily until you are satisfied with the result.
Turmeric is a universal healer. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties and thus, eases discomfort and pain caused due to corns.
All we need is some turmeric powder and honey. Mix both the ingredients together to make a thick paste. Apply this foot mask on the corn and let it dry. D o it a few times in a day till the corn comes out completely.
In this mixture, replace honey with aloe vera gel. Apply this concoction of turmeric and aloe gel on the corn before going to bed. Make sure you cover it with a bandage. Use a pumice stone to exfoliate the skin the next morning. Finish with a good moisturizer.
Garlic is a rich source of antioxidants, which are quite helpful in treating corns. It also possesses anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to prevent any further infection.
Just rub a crush clove of garlic on your corn. Let it dry and then cover with a bandage overnight. Wash your foot with lukewarm water the next morning. Repeat the process daily for quick healing.
Try another remedy using garlic. Cut three cloves of garlic in small pieces and add some salt to it. Now crush them to get a paste. Apply it on the affected area and then cover with an adhesive bandage. Let it stay for at least three days. As soon as you remove the bandage on the third day, the corn will automatically come off.
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