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How to Get Rid of Corns

Introduction

Corns on feet are quite unpleasant. They usually appear if you wear uncomfortable shoes, especially if you wear them often and for a long time. If they bother you and donít disappear, then you should remove them otherwise they will grow bigger and you will feel uncomfortable. In some cases corns can cause pain when you step on them. Here we offer home remedies that can help you remove those annoying corns.

Do's

Bath

If you notice a corn that just starts appearing, you can take a hot bath and stay there for a few moments Ė soak your feet. If you are not a big fan of hot baths, fill a bucket with hot water and place your feet in there. While your feet are soaking, sit back and relax, read a magazine. Then work your feet with pumice stone. It is important to use the right one Ė go to a store where they have a big choice of those, because in most cases what they offer is pumice stones that are too smooth and they work only for preventing corns. If your corn isnít small, this method wonít work; in this case proceed to the next one. If the corn is small, remove the top layer of dead skin cells using a razor, then remove the rest with the pumice stone.

Special socks

There is a wonderful solution to a corn problem - Footner Exfoliating Socks. These socks go with special solution that you have to pour inside before putting them on. All the instructions are written on the box. Wear those socks for one evening, and within a week after that you will get smooth baby-feet, and this effect will last. Warning: during that week your feet will exfoliate which is normal.

For severe corns

If corns trouble you a lot and cause pain, consider getting silicone foam wedges or just patches as a temporary solution. Also, if your corns are so big they turn into sores, apply antibiotic ointment to avoid infection.

Liquorice and other tips

Liquorice is a special medication for corns. Combine 4 sticks of Liquorice with 1/4 tsp of mustard oil and 1/4 tsp sesame oil and apply every day before you go to bed. If you donít have sesame or mustard oil, use olive oil. Wrap something (like a plastic bag or a band-aid) around it and leave overnight. Instead of Liquorice and oil you can use mashed garlic and a bit of salt.

Preventive measures

Wear comfortable shoes of your size, wash your feet before you go to bed and use a pumice stone or special brush every day. Apply foot cream and wear clean socks when you go to bed so your feet are moisturized. Foot cream is optional, but if you feel like a corn is about to start building up, use it.

Don'ts

  • Don't wear shoes that are too tight, loose or in any way uncomfortable.
  • Don't overdo it with garlic or other home remedies and medications that can cause irritation.
  • Never forget to cleanse your feet with a brush before you go to bed.

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Conclusion

Foot corns and toe corns are easier to prevent then to get rid of. Some people suffer from them for years. Try to remember that your skin feels extra care and provide it daily. If this is your case - visit a doctor as corns don't let your skin "breathe" which may have unpleasant consequences.

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