Home remedies to treat corn or callus
Corns mostly develop on feet in between or on the toe and can also develop on the back of the foot which makes your walking and standing difficult. Corns are caused due to various reasons such as wearing heels for a long time, wearing shoes which do not allow air to pass and activities which put pressure on the feet. Corns appear like a bump which is hard and thick and is developed due to lack of proper friction and pressure.
Home remedies to treat corn are as follows:
1. Baking soda- Baking soda helps in exfoliating the dead and dry skin which covers the corn. It keeps the area infection free because of anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.
• Take a tub filled with lukewarm water. Add 3-4 tbsp baking soda in the water.
• Soak your affected area for 15-20 minutes and then rub the area with a pumice stone.
• Do the process till corn dries.
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2. Onion- Onion not only adds taste to food it also softens the corn.
• Take a white onion and white vinegar in a container.
• During the day leave the container at a warm place.
• Cover the corn with the onion using bandage overnight.
• Repeat the process till corn softens.
3. Stale bread- Bread works as magic. If you want to get rid of corn in a day try this out:-
• Dip a stale bread in apple cider vinegar.
• Wrap the corn with the bread and wrap it up with a bandage or adhesive tape, wear a sock on your feet and leave it overnight.
• Next morning you will not see the corn or callus.
4. Lemon- Citrus acid softens the hard skin and finally, corn has to disappear.
• Easiest home remedy. Rub lemon juice over the corn and let it dry.
5. Aspirin- Aspirin also softens the skin which will eventually lead to the fall of corn.
• Take 5-6 aspirin tablet and make a paste.
• Cover the corn with paste and keep it for 10 minutes.
• After 10 minutes rub the area with a pumice stone.
6. Castor oil -Castor oil should be used in following ways:
• Dab the cotton in castor oil and keep over the corn. Make sure that corn should be covered with a bandage.
• To keep cotton in a place, you can use adhesive tape.
• Next day you will feel that hard skin has softened.
7. Garlic-Garlic will smell but it is an antibacterial and anti-fungal, which will keep you away from infection.
• Rub the garlic clove over the area for 5-10 minutes and let it dry.
• Leave the garlic juice overnight and cover it up with a bandage.
• In the morning wash your feet.
• Repeat the process till the time corn perishes.