Corns generally occur as thickening of the skin in the feet. Excessive pressure or friction of the skin towards something causes this condition. In most casescorns are caused by wearing tight shoes, ill fitting socks, inflexible or nonporous shoes and high-heeled shoes. Corns can generally be avoided by wearing comfortable footwear. It is also good to make sure that corns become worse when one is standing for long in uncomfortable footwear.
These corns are very tender to touch and get inflamed by constant friction and pressure by ones footwear. They are generally white and gray or yellow and brown in color.So always make sure that you avoid standing for long in very tight and uncomfortable footwear. Invest on a good comfortablefitting footwear and remove the problem of getting corns altogether.
Beneficial Tips To Treat Corns
However there are certain herbal and natural ways to get rid of corns or treat them effectively. One of the most common and easiest method to get rid of corns is to soak ones feet in warm water and rub the affected area with a pumice stone before retiring to bed in the night. Make sure to wipe your feet dry and apply some good foot cream. This treatment helps to remove the
horny callus surface.
Lemon, which proves to be effective in most cures can be used to cure corns also. One such treatment involves the slicing of lemon and placing the pieces overnight on the corns by tying a cloth above them. These can be removed in the morning and cleaned with a disinfectant. One other effective treatment involves extracting the juice of lemon and making a paste with brewer’s yeast. Applying this paste on the corn overnight proves to be a very effective remedy.
There are various herbal methods to treat corns. One such remedy involves using the juice prepared out of the herb dandelion and applying it on corns overnight. It proves to be very soothing and can be easily washed out in the morning. Indian squill, a herb proves very effective when it is tied as a bandage over the affected area. The herb should be kept as a bandage
In addition fruits and vegetables can also be used to treat corns. The juice of raw papaya can be applied over the affected area about three times a day to give relief. Besides, the milky juice of green figs can prove to be a very effective remedy for corn and can also help avoid recurrences.
A few slices of onion can be placed on corns and bandaged and kept overnight. It can easily be removed in the morning with a healing effect. Another permanent remedy to cure corns is tying corns with pineapple peels and leaving them overnight.
Besides another soothing and pain relieving method is to boil oatmeal in water for 5 minutes. This can be strained and applied on the foot. A paste of chalk powder and water applied on the affected part left overnight and washed in the morning also helps a lot in treating corns. Vinegar proves an effective remedy too. Ivy leaves are soaked in vinegar overnight.
Then a piece of bread can be applied on it and kept throughout the day. A fresh bandage can be applied in the night. One more good remedy to cure corns is to apply cotton wool dipped in vinegar. The corn will soften and can then be rubbed with pumice stone.
Diet too plays an important role in the treatment of corns. So one should make sure to eat a light , nutritious diet and also consume food high in vitamins and minerals. To conclude one can make sure to avoid and treat corns by taking some of these herbal, natural and home remedial steps.