Corns: Painful Skin Condition
Corns are a thick patch of hard, dead skin that causes considerable amount of pain in the surrounding area. Hard corns develop under the foot or on top of toes. Soft corns form in between the toes.
Common causes of corns include wearing ill fitting shoes and friction between ground surface and underside of your feet when walking barefoot frequently.
Among the most common symptoms of corns are hard, thickened, raised and rough bumps on the skin in between toe joints or under soles of your feet.
Corns appear as brown, white, gray or yellow colored and are often painful. You can treat and heal corns by applying useful home remedies.
Natural Home Remedies for Corns
For different types of corns, you can use separate home and natural remedies to achieve considerable relief and comfort.
- Lemon can be used for treating corns naturally. Cut a slice of fresh lemon and secure it on the corn, leave overnight. The following morning, remove the lemon slices and rinse affected area with warm water.
- Apply half a teaspoon of fresh raw papaya juice on and around area of the hard corn, thrice every day. Continue this remedy until you see positive results.
- Mix some water in chalk powder to form into a thick paste. Dab this paste on the corn affected area. This is said to be among one of the most effective home remedies for corns.
- Bandage a fresh pineapple peel over the corns and let it stay there overnight. Use this remedy regularly to heal corns effectively.
- Bandage small pieces of onion by placing them over the corn and let stay overnight. Remove bandage in the morning.
- After immersing a cotton ball into vinegar, place it on the hard corn for a couple of hours to get it softened. Once the corn softens, gently rub a pumice stone over it.
- Prepare boiled oatmeal water measuring a bucket. When the water is tolerably warm, dip the corn affected part into the bucket to relieve discomforts such as pain and also aid in healing corns.
You can also prepare a paste by mixing few drops of fresh lemon juice to two spoonfuls of brewer’s yeast. Bandage the paste directly on the corn for a night. This is an effective home remedy for corns.