Corns are troublesome and sometimes painful thickenings that occur in/on the skin at areas that are being pressed on by underlying bony structures. Corns occur on parts of the feet and sometimes on the fingers. They can be painful while walking on even when they are small in size.

Common locations for corns are on the sole, over the metatarsal arch (the "ball" of the foot). Other places where they can occur include on the outside of the fifth (pinky) toe, where it is rubbed against the footwear especially shoe and between the 4th and 5th toes. Unlike other corns those are firm and flesh-colored, corns occurred between the toes are generally whitish and messy and hence, they are sometimes termed as "soft corns". It is quite difficult to know where finger corns come from since they do not appear at sites of obvious pressure.

Causes of corns

  • Wearing tight fitting footwear especially shoes
  • Wearing tight socks
  • Wearing tight stockings
  • In case where shoe is rubbing against the toe
  • If one has deformed toes
  • If one has crooked toes
  • Wearing shoes or sandals without socks
  • Wearing high heels footwear
  • Having a high arch that adds weight and pressure to the ball of the foot and the toes
  • If one has an uneven distribution of weight on the feet as he or she walks, sometimes because of the physical abnormality
  • If one has sharp bonny structures in the feet that may rub against the footwear especially shoes
  • Having bony feet that structurally lacking typical cushioning

Home Remedies For Corns - Corns Cure

Soften this thick, callused skin with a little castor oil as it is the best home remedy for corns. For this, apply a drop of oil onto the corn with the finger three times a day; as a first thing in the morning, as soon as you go home from work, and just before bed. One should cover the corn with a Band-Aid before putting on socks and footwear. One can see slow but steady improvement over some weeks. This is one of effective corns remedy.

Licorice serves as the perfect home remedy for corns. All one needs to do is to grind three to four licorice sticks and add ½ teaspoon of sesame oil or mustard oil to it. The hardened dead portion or a corn is to be daubed with this mixture before retiring to bed.

Lemon is another valuable in the home remedy for corns . One can cut out a fresh slice of lemon and then place on the affected area by tying it. Putting it over the painful corn affected area for overnight gives relief from pain.

Diet for corns - One should take about a ½ teaspoon of papaya juice and apply it over the dead skin area on the body. Do it at least thrice a day and feel its great effects.

The milky juice of green figs is very useful corns treatment especially if regularly adopted for long duration. Apply about ½ teaspoon of this juice three times a day.

One of the simplest home remedies for corns is using chalk. Make it powdered and then into a paste by adding little water. Apply this solution onto a corn affected area at bedtime.

Another natural remedy for corns is taking licorice powdered and mixed with mustard oil to form a paste. Apply this 2-3 times a day onto the affected area.  

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>-( my corn seems to be way to hardened and nothing seems to make it disappear. will the ugly round patch ever go??? which a dermatologist help?
#1 - lissy - 09/01/2009 - 15:03
Hi Lissy, Dont get worried about this. You can go for Pedicures in reputed Parlours. My friend told me that Pineapple pedicure cures corns.. Or go for some Ayurvedic medicines that can cure corns, as they wont have any side effects. Use some foot creams or moisturising creams everyday before you go to bed. keep smiling :-)
#2 - Shuba - 09/15/2009 - 04:51

#3 - MELVIE - 03/31/2010 - 14:01
Hi..i removed a corn on my second toe with scholls plasters..the skin where my corn was appears to be wrinkled..its looks unbelievably horrible..plz help:-(
#4 - Miles - 04/13/2010 - 12:27
my 5 yrs old corns disappeared after i repeatedly soaked my feet in hot water added with salt...just try it once.......
#5 - BENJU - 04/19/2010 - 05:41
hi i seem to have many corns on my feet can you tell me the fastest treament
#6 - nicole - 08/15/2010 - 01:50
I have a corn on my back next to where i tight my bra
#7 - meenu - 11/16/2010 - 23:48
i think that those who are now 5 and all over her foot are warts not corns. Same goes for the one on your back ..
usually warts are not painful you should be able to tell the difference.?
#8 - lalique7 - 12/10/2010 - 05:59
my name is janice and i have corn on both of my big toes...my friends and family makes fun of it....need something to get rid of it (HELP)
#9 - Janice - 07/20/2011 - 15:35
have a corn on sole of left foot for 14years cut out by pdiatrists many times keeps coming back must have scar tissue or something is there no hope of getting rid of it ? Help
#10 - H Sutherland - 12/20/2011 - 15:28
Hi all,
I know this sounds crazy but it works to get rid of warts. As a kid, I had a wart the size of a dime on the sole of my foot, right in the middle. Finally, it was so painful that I told my mom. She soaked a penny in vinegar for 3 days, took it out of the vinegar, put it directly on the wart, put a bandaid over that and then put medical gauze around my whole foot to hold it in place. During bathing, she taped plastic over it so it would not get wet. Left it on for a week or so and it was gone. I think it was the combination of the copper and vinegar that did the trick. All I cared about was that it worked and caused no pain. Hope this can help others. :-)
#11 - Jennifer - 04/12/2016 - 16:19
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