How to Remove Corns On Your Toes
Corns are hard, thickened areas of skin that usually develop due to pressure and friction on skin. They mainly occur on the tops and sides of the toes and on the balls of the feet. They are of three types: – hard, soft and seed. They are caused due to wearing ill- fitted shoes and arthritis. They are quite painful and cause irritation. They can be removed by softening them and exfoliating the dead skin on top away. There are some ways to prevent and treat them.
Below are the home remedies to get rid of corns:
Soak in warm water
Soak your feet in warm soapy water for about 15 minutes. This will soften your skin and make it easy to remove the thickened skin.
Use corn pads
Corn pad is an adhesive bandage that is used to treat corn as it does not allow the direct contact of the toe with your shoe. It will prevent further growth and irritation of corn and also remove dead skin.
Pumice stone is rubbed over a corn to slough away dry skin. Dip it in warm water and file the corn using it. It will remove the layer of dead skin.
Apply lotion or cream
You can apply a moisturizing lotion or cream that contains salicylic acid on your corn. This will help to gradually soften the hard corns.
Aspirin is also used to treat corn as it is a source of salicylic acid. Crush the aspirin and apply it on the corn. This will dissolve the protein that make up the corn and remove the dead skin.
Wear properly fit shoes
Wear shoes that aren’t too loose or tight but properly fits you. As uncomfortable shoes cause pressure and friction that leads to corn. Always wear shoes with socks as it also reduces friction that may lead to corn.