I had a corn on my big toe that became infected and is getting worse. Any advice on how to best treat it?
(Rustenburg, South Africa)
I've found that lanolin which is found in bag balm or udder cream really helps soften corns and made my calluses less rough. Pretty good stuff.
Boots lined with faux fur got rid of my corns.
I broke my little toe about October last year. In November, I decided I would buy boots so I would not have worry about the cold air on my feet when my shoes flopped. Once I starting wearing the boots I had NO more foot pain.
The little toe that had been broken, and had been wrapped the most in the castor oil to help the broken toe heal, the corn that had been on that toe was completely gone first. About two week later the remainder of the corn on the other little toe came off. I gave my feet no extra oils or wrapping after I got the boots, because the boots were kind to my feet.
I should also say that, I did get these boots that were lined with fake fur a size bigger than my normal size. They were a no name bran. I have used castor oil and other things to remove my corns before, only to have the corn to shorty grow back. I believe the boots keeps the corns from reocurring, because they do not press on the toe. A day or two when I wanted to look cute I was able to wear fitting shoes with no kind of pain.
i had corns underneath my foot when i used this remedy for 4 months it worked. first fill a tub with hot water put liquid soap in it that the water turns soapy. then place your foot in the tub for 20-30 min.after that apply a petrolleum jelly on the corn and wear a sock on the foot overnight.then,at morning take off the sock and rub the corn with a pumice stone. be regular.
(Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
I had a corn on the sole of my feet just below my toe and it had become really painful for almost six months.People suggested getting it operated which i did try but to my horror the corn reappeared at the same place where the surgeon had applied a stitch.Then my family doc suggested me this medicine which requires one to be patient but works real wonders. It is Kerasol-liquid which is some kind of acid and need to be applied on the corn with a thin cotton layer for around thrice daily. You need to pedicure very often and there will be layers of skin peeling off every 7-10 days. Be patient it works.
My daughter had a corn on the side of her big toe. At first we treated it like a plantar wart or wart as we had never dealt with a corn and thought it was a wart. But it was only getting larger and worse. Her toe was even swelling some and had redness. Wearing shoes was painful.
She used charcoal poultices overnight for the pain and inflammation for a couple of nights.
We finally decided it was a corn and not a wart. The first thing to do was change her footwear. She wears cheap flats or cowboy boots most of the time. Both were putting pressure on the toe, causing the corn in the first place. We found a pair of comfortable shoes with a large toe box. This brought some immediate relief as the corn was no longer being aggravated.
She started to use a pumice stone on the corn after each shower. We could see improvement daily. She used it gently.
Then it started to look like a scab. She stopped doing anything to it and the large scab came off on its own and now the toe looks normal again.
As a side note, I have learned a few things about feet with my broken baby toe.
Feet and toes need room to spread out! So much footwear restricts the movement of the foot!
I realized that I could wrap my toe and toes with some cohesive tape and as soon as I stood up, the tape was too tight so my toes couldn't do as they were supposed to. When they are squished, corns and even bone deformities can result over time.
I also found that even my little pinky toe is used to fine tune balance.
Tight shoes are not good for you!
Probably barefoot is best, but not practical for most people except at home. I will be making more of an effort to find shoes that do not bind my feet or my children's and allow our feet to do their job better.
~Mama to Many~
I used to have what I believe was a corn on the inside of my little toe. My grandmother told me to run my finger around inside my mouth first thing in the morning before I swallowed for the first time, and rub the "spittle" on the corn. I did this several times, and in a relatively short time, (don't remember exactly how long), the corn was gone. I think it was about three weeks to a month. Sounds crazy, but it worked for me, and it never came back. Good Luck! And it costs nothing.
To get rid of corns, after your bath/shower simply apply vaseline and cover the corns with bandaids. Be patient, it takes a bit of time depending on the size/hardness of the corns... but it works.