Natural Remedies for Foot Corns

Garlic

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Posted by Mia (Illinois, US) on 06/12/2014
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Night before last I decided to try garlic on some painful corns on the bottom outside of my foot. I cut a thin slice of a raw clove and tore off pieces about the same size as the corns. I put a slice on each corn and secured in place with band-aids.

In the morning I changed the garlic and band-aids and already the corns were softening. I also noted an analgesic effect from the cloves. In the evening I changed them again and the core of the most long-standing corn came out easily when I tugged on it leaving a small crater. Now tonight all three corns are small craters and I am not sure how much longer I should use the garlic and will it help make granulation tissue? If anyone knows please advise.

Also using garlic with good results so far for gum disease. Thanks all and Earth Clinic.

Replied by Delfina
(Uae)
06/13/2014

please tell me how did you use garlic for gum disease. Thank you


Infected Corn Remedies

Posted by Tamlovesran (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/23/2013

I had a corn on my big toe that became infected and is getting worse. Any advice on how to best treat it?

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)
09/24/2013

Tamlovesran, try iodine.

Replied by Louwrence
(Rustenburg, South Africa)
09/24/2013

Hi Tamlovesran, Mix magsulfate & glycerine into a paste & put it on the wart with cottonwool & cover it. Firstly ensure that the magsulf( epsom salts) made very fine before you make the paste & add the glycerine very slowly to the magsulf so it is not too sloppy. This mixture will draw out the infection. Maybe the chemist will mix it for you.


Lanolin

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Posted by Kyle (Maple Lake, MN) on 03/27/2008
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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.


Lined Boots

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Posted by Todayishine (America, New York) on 01/27/2016
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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.


Liquid Soap Soak, Petroleum Jelly, Pumice Stone

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Posted by Hussain (islamabad, Pakistan) on 12/30/2007
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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.

Replied by Guru
(Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
12/30/2008

Can u clearly explain??


OTC

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Posted by Ann (Pune, India) on 12/09/2008
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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.

Replied by Kelly
(Cinti, Oh)
12/04/2011

***warning*** about using otc's with acid (brand name or not) if you are diabetic. Because of poor circulation the acid can eat hole in your toe. My mom's podiatrist chewed me out for letting her use it (I didn't know she had until it was too late). It took almost a year to get her toe healed, and a medication that cost a whopping $500 dollars/1oz. tube, no that's not a typo--$500 dollars for a little 1 oz. Tube. Thank God she had insurance. This was way before I knew about earthclinic or I would have tried some of the remedies here first. I hope this spares someone alot of excruciating pain ( she told the doc she'd rather a root canal instead of him scraping her toe) and alot of money.

Replied by Tired Of Meds.
(Kennesaw, Ga)
08/12/2013

Please, what is the name of the 1 oz. tube? I have a friend who burnt a hole in her toe using the acid. ( She has insurance).


Pumice Stone, Change Footwear

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 11/17/2018
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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~


Spittle

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Posted by sunshine90804 (Long Beach, California) on 06/06/2009
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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.


Vaseline

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Posted by Kamilee (Brooklyn, Ny) on 12/14/2009
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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.

Replied by Yaya
(Atlanta, Georgia)
07/29/2011

Do you do this everyday?

Replied by Stephanie
(London)
02/27/2015

Hi, I keep getting corns on both big toes underneath the side of the nail!! So hard to get to, I keep going to the foot clinic to get them cut out, and as soon as I go to the gym, they re-appear. I can't take no more, I've been going to the gym for years now, and it's started happening this last year, it costs me 32 each time I go, and now they want to remove part of the nail off both big toes?? yuk, do you think vaseline will work for me, I've tried different trainers, socks none of my footwear is tight, and is comfortable. I don't know where else to go now. My favourite gym class kills my feet, and I don't want to stop.

Replied by Joy
(Thailand)
02/27/2015

Hi Stephanie, I recommend you use castor oil mixed with a little coconut oil on your feet. I can't promise it will stop you getting corns but will definitely soften the skin and if you do this nightly especially around the areas where the corns form and next day scuff off the dead dry skin, hopefully this will help you. Castor oil is just wonderful for skin probs but needs thinning a bit with coconut oil as its so thick. Good luck.

Replied by Iowama
(Usa)
02/28/2015

I got myself into a similar situation last summer because of my habit of wearing ballet flats without socks. As Joy states, a change in your habits will put an end to your corns. My approach was to rub the area forcefully with a damp bath rag after each bath or shower. In your case, I would put the rag over a fingertip and try to get it up under the nail as much as possible. Then dry your foot and apply coconut oil that you rub in well. Wear socks around the house until things start to look better. If you can fit a fresh bandage over those areas before your work-outs, your corns will heal more quickly. For a while, it will seem as if you aren't accomplishing anything. You are. Don't stop.



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