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Friday, July 24, 2009

Corns : Natural Home Remedy

A corn refers to a localized thickening of the skin, especially on the toes, and extending into subcutaneous tissue.Corns are toughened skin patches formed in the shape of a cone, with the tip pointing into the foot. Hard corns are formed on the top of the toes or on the outsides of the little toes whereas soft corns are formed between the toes. When pressure is put on the corn, the tip touches the foot tissue, causing immense pain.

- Wearing tight shoes, ill fitting socks, inflexible or nonporous shoes, high-heeled shoes.
- Diabetics are prone to get corns and they should never ignore foot problems.
- People with flat feet, erosion of skin on the foot sole and walking on hard surfaces without proper protection also cause corns.

- Apply raw Papaya juice to the corn 2-3 times a day.
- Chalk, powdered and made into a paste by adding water, is very when applied on a corn at bedtime.
- Liquorices powdered and mixed with either Mustard or Gingili oil to make a paste. This should be applied 2-3 times a day.
- A fresh slice of lemon should be tied over the painful area at night and allowed to remain there the whole night.
- The herb Indian squill, botanically known as Urginea indica, is useful in removing corns. A bulb may be roasted and applied over the corn. It should he secured with a bandage. This application may be made at night and removed in the morning.
- The milky juice of green figs is valuable for corns of long duration. It helps to soften them.
- Soak your feet in a solution of Epsom salts and warm water.
- Soak your feet in very diluted chamomile tea.
- Crush five or six aspirin tablets into a powder. Prepare a paste with a half-teaspoon each of water and lemon juice. Apply this to the hard-skin spots on your foot, then put your foot into a plastic bag and wrap a warm towel. Sit still for at least 10 minutes. Then unwrap your foot and scrub the area with a pumice stone. All that dead, hard, callused skin should come loose and flake away easily.
- Dip a fresh cloth in rectified turpentine and wrap it around the area. Apply this several times a day.
- Dip a cotton ball with vinegar. Keep this until the area becomes soft. Once it is soft, rub it with a pumice stone.
- Try to get right-fitting shoes as much as possible. A better-fitting pair of shoes can be your solution to this problem.
- Do not cut off these corns as they will simply cause infection or may result in bleeding.
- Apply castor oil on the corn. This is an effective treatment for corn and calluses.
- Parsley is another great home remedy food that is often left uneaten on the side of the plate. Besides being rich in potassium and vitamins it is also reputed to strengthen the kidneys and help with waste removal.

A light nutritious diet containing vitamins and minerals in the form of fruits and vegetables is recommended.

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