Corns – Remedies in house

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Corns Causes

A shoe too narrow or too wide, walking for a long time, a tangled; there are many things that can lead to corns.

Corns Treatments

The easiest way to get rid of corns is by soaking the feet for 20 minutes in warm water in order to soften the skin, then wipe out the excess water using a towel.

corns remedies in house
corns remedies in house

Use the scissors to cut a small hole in the middle of a bandage, and then stick it on top of the corn, in order to protect the surrounding skin. Then use an emulsion made of garlic, vinegar, lemon slices, chopped onion and a little salt. Cover with another bandage and keep it there for 24 hours. Repeat as long as necessary until the corn is removed.
You also can use the following herbs: onions, lily, sea grass, Soldin grass, lemon, rosehip, fennel, walnut (green peel), hawthorn, plantain, leeks, celandine, fig, iris, earwig, garlic.

The use of medicinal plants for corns

– Onions (Allium cepa) – remove the thin skin of the onion and bake the pulp in the oven. Mix it with vinegar, wait for a few minutes and then apply on the weft. You can do this every night until the weft disappears.
– Lily (Lilium candidum) – use the crushed bulb mixed with vinegar, spread it on a piece of gauze and apply it on the weft. Replace it every 24 hours, until complete disappearance of the weft. Surrounding skin must be protected using a moisturizing cream.
– Elecampane (Inula helanium) – only the fresh leaves can be used – crushed and then applied on the weft. Keep it for 12 hours or possibly overnight for several days, until the corn disappears.
– Grass Soldin (Sedum acre) – use the chopped leaves mixed with a little vinegar and apply on the weft; keep for 12 hours or possibly overnight;
– Ivy (Hedera helix) – use ivy leaves macerated in wine for three days, then apply on the weft. Replace every 24 hours.
– Lemon (Citrus lemon) – make a mixture of lemon zest and pulp and apply on the weft using gauze.
– Wild rose (Rosa canina) – use 2 tablespoons of chopped branches and young leaves; put them in cold water and allow to boil for 15 minutes, and then filter the mixture. Use the remaining water for warm baths applied to the feed every morning and evening, for 15 minutes. You may also use a compress soaked in decoction.
– Dill (Anthum gruveoles) – grind fennel seeds using the coffee grinder and mix them with vinegar; spread the paste over a cloth and apply on the weft. Replace daily.
– Walnut (Juglans regia) – use the shell of the green fruit; cut and apply it on the weft using a piece of tape. Repeat the procedure after 24 hours.
– Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyra) – boil 3 tablespoons of chopped branches and leaves for 15 minutes. Apply a gauze compresses dipped in the emulsion on the affected area. You can also use a decoction made from the leaves and branches.
– Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) – place fresh plantain leaves over the weft and keep overnight using a bandage.
– Leek (Allium porrum) – cut round pieces and soak them in vinegar for 24 hours, then remove apply on the weft. You can then cover with a piece of plastic. After 24 hours it can be replaced if the weft did not disappear.
– Celandine (Chelidonium majus) – apply the celandine juice made form fresh stalks, 2 times a day until the weft disappears.
– Willow (Salix alba) – boil 2 tablespoons of willow leaves for 10 minutes in 250 ml of water. Strain the liquid and apply compresses several times a day.
-Fig (Ficus carica) – the leaves can be applied using a plaster
– Iris (Iris pale) – use shredded root mixed with vinegar; apply the mixture on a bandage and leave it on the weft for 24-48 hours.
– Earwig (Sempervivum tectorum) – crush the fresh leaves and apply on the weft; leave it overnight for several days, until the weft heals.
– Garlic (Allium sativum) – apply a slice of garlic in the morning and evening using a bandage on corns.

Note: Before corns treatment the foot should be washed and kept in warm water for 20 minutes.
If the corn does not disappear after a few weeks and it becomes painful, is necessary to see a dermatologist.

Preventively against calluses and corns

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Preventively against calluses and corns

Although it may be taken as a general rule, the adage “Better to prevent than to cure!‘ fits like a glove in these very common conditions which can affect all of us: calluses and corns.
Calluses and corns are clusters of dead skin cells, thickened and hardened. This is a natural defense reaction of the body in order to protect itself from the constant pressure exerted on the skin, friction etc.
Even though in a pathological sense of the words there are no differences between the two terminologies, calluses are actually a more advanced form of corns. Although most cases of calluses are located on the foot (sole, heel, toes), depending on the type of physical activity performed, corns can occur on the hands or knees too. Corns and calluses can affect anyone, without exception!

Article Contents

  • Preventively against calluses and corns
  • Calluses and corns causes
  • Calluses and corns treatment
  • Calluses and corns complications
  • Prophylactic


Calluses and corns causes

The only way in which these conditions can occur is by applying repeated pressure and/or friction on the skin surface.

Calluses and corns causes

Calluses and corns causes

The most common causes for the appearance of corns and calluses are:
– Improper footwear (narrow shoes that squeeze the feet);
– Conformation (close fingers or flat feet);
– The existence of a prominent bone (and mounts);
– Impairments involving high pressure on some parts of the body (an abnormal gait);
– Handling of objects without protection (tennis racket, rake, broom, etc..)
– Walking barefoot.

Calluses and corns treatment

Although the accumulation of dead skin is unpleasant to the sight and touch, corns and calluses do not require treatment unless they cause pain. Thus, the first step in curing the condition is removing the object or avoiding the activities that caused the friction and pressure on the affected areas in the first place. After this period of “sparing” you can proceed to removing the dead skin formations. The most simple and convenient ways are the use of salicylic acid (on the corn only, it mustn’t touch the healthy skin) and of pumice – after you soak the skin in warm water for 15 minutes.
Surgery is not common solution to treat corns and calluses. However, if the harmful pressure on the skin is the result of a protruding bone, surgery to correct the malformation may occur.
Be careful; do not turn yourself into your own surgeon! In order to the avoid risk of complications or infections of the skin, do not try to remove calluses using sharp objects (razors, scissors or knives).

Calluses and corns complications

Besides the pain when walking and / or wearing shoes, calluses and corns, if untreated, can grow into other inflammatory conditions: vesicles (blisters), infections of the bone structure and of the skin, or ulcers (common in diabetics). Although calluses may apparently seem very common, a visit to the doctor’s is a must because some preexisting conditions may determine changes in the clinical treatment.
Therefore, if you have diabetes or circulatory problems, you should not be removing the dead skin areas yourselves.
A medical consultation is indicated if the dead skin formation is identified on surfaces or areas on which there is no pressure or friction applied. The reason for this is that you could be facing genetic problems (congenital hardened areas of skin) or a malignant tumor – skin cancer.


Trust us, prevention is the best solution! And when “prevention” means a real minimum of effort, so mush discomfort and pain really seems not worth it! So, here are a few ways to avoid the discomfort caused by the appearance of calluses and corns:
– Wear comfortable shoes only, shoes that suit perfectly the length and width of the foot; adjust the shoes using padding;
– Choose the right socks! A sock too small can cause friction, while a too big one can get cluttered inside the shoe and apply pressure;
– If you need to use tools that exert pressure on the hands, use gloves;
– Use the pumice regularly! However, do not overdo it, especially if you are used to walking barefoot! If the sole skin is too thin it can easily be hurt (the heel skin also);
– Make the use of creams and emollients your hygiene routine for the feet and hands, in order to maintain an optimal level of hydration.