Natural Remedies for Foot Corns

Banana Peel
Posted by Robert (Vancouver, Bc, Canada) on 08/01/2016

1. What an excellent site. Thanks to you and all.

2. Idea > I have a callus "lawn mower" thingy. After trying soaks and Vaseline my soft corn was a bit soft. I very carefully ran my callus tool for a few seconds only and it helped reduce the pain a little. NOW I'm going to try the banana piece taped on which sounds so easy. Thanks to all for the great ideas. Soft corns ARE amazingly painful.


Lined Boots
Posted by Todayishine (America, New York) on 01/27/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Garlic
Posted by Delfina (Uae) on 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?

Infected Corn Remedies
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 09/24/2013

Tamlovesran, try iodine.


Infected Corn Remedies
Posted by Louwrence (Rustenburg, South Africa) on 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.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Aspirin, White Potato
Posted by Kami (Brooklyn, Ny) on 03/30/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Yea - ACV works. Got a little impatient with the vaseline technique as I need to get scandal ready for vacation. I applied a mixture of ACV, crushed aspirin and white potato juice to my corn then covered with a water proof bandage. I would repeat treatment and replace the bandage every morning (leave on all day) and then each evening (leave on over night). A few times I would give myself a pedicure to rub off the dead skin with a pumice stone. It's only been a few days and the corn is gone. I am now treating with a mixture aloe vera and white potato juice to restore the skin color as the treatment left me with red marks where the corn used to be.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Aspirin, White Potato
Posted by Ashley (Queens, Ny) on 07/06/2011

i have a question. I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar before and it indeed removed the dead skin. But my skin was really red and raw underneath and the callous on top of my toes eventually formed again, even worse this time. Did your aloe vera treatment work to restore the skin after using the ACV? what was the exact regimen?


Apple Cider Vinegar, Aspirin, White Potato
Posted by Kami (Brooklyn, Ny) on 07/12/2011

Hi Ashley,

After the ACV/aspirin technique to remove the corn, I would make a paste of the aloe vera and white potato mix then add a small bit of vaseline. I would apply this to my red area left from the corn and cover with a bandaid. I would do this nightly until the redness disappears.

If your corns are reappearing, you may need to investigate the cause: tight shoes, toes misaligned ... Try foot massages and exercises which stretches your feet like grabbing a towel or objects off the floor with your toes. Toe stretchers are nice too but can be costly. Cover your toes with bandaids or wear socks with shoes if they rub your skin. If you believe your shoes need to be "broken-in" invest in a wooden shoe stretcher or spray them with rubbing alcohol and then stuff them with newspaper.

General skin care is must: drink water, moisturize and take vitamins for hair/skin/nails...

Hope this helps.


Vaseline
Posted by Yaya (Atlanta, Georgia) on 07/29/2011

Do you do this everyday?


Vaseline
Posted by Stephanie (London) on 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.


Vaseline
Posted by Joy (Thailand) on 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.


Vaseline
Posted by Iowama (Usa) on 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.


Spittle
Posted by sunshine90804 (Long Beach, California) on 06/06/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.


OTC
Posted by Ann (Pune, India) on 12/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.

OTC
Posted by Kelly (Cinti, Oh) on 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.


OTC
Posted by Tired Of Meds. (Kennesaw, Ga) on 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).


Lanolin
Posted by Kyle (Maple Lake, MN) on 03/27/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Banana Peel
Posted by Ashley (Durham, NC) on 11/19/2008

So wait, you left the banana peel on your foot for a week, you didn't change it or anything? How did that work out with bathing? I would really like to know. Thanks.


Banana Peel
Posted by Kamal (Bhubaneswar, Orissa, INDIA) on 01/17/2009

I should be grateful to Babara for this inexpensive and home treatment. I have a large and very painful corn on my left heel. I had undergone an operation but to almost no effect as the corn reappeared in a few days. I shall try the banana peel now and I think it shall cure me.


Banana Peel
Posted by Kamal (Bhubaneswar, Orissa, INDIA) on 01/17/2009

Please, specify whether the ripe or unripe banana peel should be applied?

EC: Ripe may be better... Check the feedback on the banana peel for warts page: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/bananapeel.html


Banana Peel
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 01/17/2009 510 posts

Hello Barbara, My question is did you leave the same piece of banana peel taped in place for one week or did you apply a new piece of banana peel daily? I have a couple of corns I would like to try this one on, but wonder about the ability to keep the same piece in place X one week, especially on the one that is on the bottom of the toe, just barely off the foot.


Banana Peel
Posted by Rhonda (Cavendish, Vermont) on 01/16/2010

I am trying this now, I will put a fresh banana peel on everyday...I will wear it a day for a week, I keep you posted!Plus, i will get some potassium from the nanners!


Banana Peel
Posted by Rhonda (Cavendish, Vt) on 01/18/2010

I tried the banana peel for one day, I have also tried a lemon peel for a day. The banana peel took no pain away, turned brown, and shrunk. The lemon peel seemed to take the pain away, shrunk, but stayed in place better. I will continue with the lemon peel....


Banana Peel
Posted by Rhonda (Cavendish, Vermont) on 01/24/2010

the lemon peel is taking the pain away, I don't know yet about if it will cure it. Time will tell, I have been changing it every day


Banana Peel
Posted by Susan (Ottawa, On) on 05/01/2012

If your corn looked like cauliflour with black bits, then I would suggest you had a Plantars Wart not a corn. Glad it worked out for you in any case.


Banana Peel
Posted by Brian (Bonne Terre, Mo) on 06/13/2012

I don't know how long it will take for this to work, but I did the lemon peel about 5 minutes ago and it feels like instant relief. At this point I am ready to amputate my left pinky toe so it stops rubbing the other one. If this doesn't work, I still may do that. Let's hope this works.


Banana Peel
Posted by Karen (California) on 02/25/2015

I have a corn on my left little toe, on top. Very painful that I can not wear enclosed shoes. I have been to the doctor. you won't believe this, my options are cut the toe open and file away calcium deposits or cut the toe off!! He never mentions the corn. This is from a doctor! The corn medications over the counter don't work. Heat irritates it so I put ice on it a few times a day. This helps some. I am an ice skater and need this to go away. I will try the banana and lemon.


Banana Peel
Posted by Anon (Usa) on 02/27/2015

You might also consider soaking your foot in Epsom Salts first and then applying Iodex. Wishing you well!


Liquid Soap Soak, Petroleum Jelly, Pumice Stone
Posted by Hussain (islamabad, Pakistan) on 12/30/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Liquid Soap Soak, Petroleum Jelly, Pumice Stone
Posted by Guru (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) on 12/30/2008

Can u clearly explain??


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Stevie (Sydney, Australia) on 12/12/2011

Did you mean gauze or gauge?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Devdutt (Rajkot, India) on 01/10/2014

Hi I just want to know that how long will take to form a corn on the skin... As I had some sharp object in my shoe for 10 days, which I didn't knew, so will you please tell me how long will it take to form a corn? Thanks...


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sandals (Virginia, US) on 02/27/2015

sandals actually cause MORE calluses


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sarah (France) on 01/19/2017

I applied the apple cider vinegar yesterday, but today my foot is even more painful. Did you have the same experience?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lola (Chicago, IL) on 02/12/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I had a corn on my finger from sewing. I soaked a piece of bread in apple cider vinegar, then taped it to the corn. After doing this twice, the corn disappeared. That was three weeks ago



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