How To Remove Calluses And Corns From Feet Using Homemade Remedies
Feet corns are a common problem of the feet where thick, very hard and yellowish skin is formed following prolonged rubbing with a shoe or where an area of the foot is pressed for excessive time. They can occur when no socks are used during exercise, through poor posture, wearing inadequate shoes or due to deformation of bones. In any case, if the corn is not very severe there are some homemade remedies that can help you remove it completely. If you want get rid of those corns that can be very painful, in this OneHowTo article we will tell you how to remove corns from the feet using homemade remedies.
First, we must differentiate between feet corns and calluses. Although the method to remove them is similar, they differ in the way in which the skin has thickened. Corns appear in localized areas, such as the upper part of the toes, and are more cone-shaped. Calluses are more spread out, and often appear on the soles of the feet. The following home remedies can be used to remove both corns and calluses.
Before beginning any remedy, first soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes, then scrub your feet using an exfoliating soap or sponge. Finally, use a callus file or pumice stone to file the corn or callus down. Dry your feet and begin any of the treatments or your choice!
If you're not sure how to use it, take a look at our article on how to use a pumice stone.
Next, attempt to remove corns and calluses with a nettle plant. A nettle plant is a plant with stinging hairs on its stem. Take some nettle stems and flowers and wash them well. Extract the juices from the stems and flowers by putting them in a blender. Apply the juice of the nettles on the corns several times a day to remove completely.
Besides nettles, other flowers which are very effective against foot calluses are marigolds or daisies. Take a marigold and cut some of its leaves. Crush these leaves into a paste and apply the product onto the callus. Cover the callus with this product using a bandage and leave for a while. Repeat the process for as long as necessary.
Onion is a well known curative vegetables thanks to its healing properties, and it is also effective as a homemade remedy to remove the calluses on feet! Cut an onion in half and rub the callus area with it. Perform this operation before bed for several nights.
Another homemade remedy which is very effective in removing calluses is through the use of garlic. Apply garlic juice on the callus or get a clove of garlic, crush it and mix with a little olive oil. Cover the callus with the mix and cover with a bandage. Perform this operation before bed and leave all night.
The juice released by figs can also be used as an effective home remedy to remove calluses from the foot. Apply directly on the callus and leave on. Lemon's citric acid is another effective home remedy to remove calluses. Cut a slice of lemon and place it on the callus. Then cover it with a bandage and leave overnight.
Test these home remedies to remove calluses from feet and say goodbye to them for good. If your callus is very severe or you are prone to them or you suffer from a diabetic foot, we recommend that you go to a foot specialist for a check-up and use a suggested treatment.
To prevent calluses and corns from coming back, you can try:
- Wearing comfortable shoes that support your foot and don´t rub with your feet
- Wear breathable shoes made out of natural fabrics like leather. Avoid plastic shoes.
- Maintain a good posture by balancing your weight evenly along your feet
- When running or walking a lot, cover the areas that are prone to calluses with a bandage
- Keep your feet clean and dry at all times
- Regularly scrub your feet and apply a foot moisturizer.
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