Corns on the feet - a very common occurrence in our life, delivering with its presence very painful sensations and discomfort. A slight tightening of the skin on the heels or toes, and what could be the rather big consequences? But before considering ways to get rid of corns, you need to understand what we are dealing with, i.e. what kind of corn is bothering us.
Types of corns
There are corns dry, i.e. inveterate, and soft or "wet," as they are also called. Soft are seals of the skin with accumulations of fluid. They arise due to friction or pressure for a certain time, for example, when wearing a new pair of shoes. In this case, it is recommended to inspect the shoes and be sure to eliminate the cause of the corns because soft corns change their "status" over time, i.e. become dry, the treatment of which will require additional efforts and a certain time.
Dry corns - more dense thickening of the skin, with a "core" or "spine" extending deep into the skin. Formed on toes, heels, feet as a result of prolonged pressure or rubbing shoes. Such a callus can cause severe pain at every step.
Treatment soft or "wet" calluses should be done as a treatment for minor wounds or cuts, i.e. using antibacterial solutions and a bactericidal patch. Some advise to pierce such corns with a needle, but it is better not to do this, because there is a high risk of infection in the wound.
For treatment dry corns can be used corn patches on salicylic acid, they can be purchased at any pharmacy. It is necessary to cut out the patch of the right size, first wash the feet and wipe it dry, then glue the patch. The procedure is repeated at least 3-4 times. Often, dry calluses are removed operatively using a laser beam. Now this procedure can be completed in any beauty parlor.
Methods of traditional medicine for the treatment of dry corns
What does it offer us for the treatment of ailment? folk the medicine?
Corn can be steamed. This will require a course of soap and soda baths of 8-10 procedures. For each procedure, it is necessary to dissolve baking soda in water at the rate of 1 tsp. powder per 1 liter of water. Immerse in the resulting solution of the foot for 15-20 minutes, after which it is necessary to rub the rough skin with a brush with soap or pumice. After rinsing, wipe our feet dry with a towel and apply a nourishing cream.
Before going to bed after steaming, you can also attach a crust to the corns lemon with pulp. After 3-4 such procedures, it is necessary to repeat the steaming procedure again and carefully remove the corn.
Instead of lemon, you can use fresh gum conifer, attaching it with a band-aid. Gum is replaced once a day for 2 days, after which the corn is removed, after steaming it.
To reduce long-standing corns, they also use aloe. To do this, part of a thoroughly washed aloe leaf is cut lengthwise and freshly applied to the required area of the foot, covered with polyethylene and bandaged overnight. In the morning, remove the bandage and use a rough brush or pumice to scrub off the coarsened skin. Lubricate the treated area with a nourishing cream.
There is another "folk method" for removing calluses - this is the use of onion peel. For this, it is necessary to collect “healthy” into the container, unspoiled, onion peel and pour table vinegar in such a way as to completely cover it. Next, tightly close the container with a lid and leave it at room temperature for 2 weeks. At the end of the period we take out the husk and put it in a colander so that the glass is vinegar liquid, and dry the husk slightly. Before the procedure, you need to wash your feet, dry with a towel, apply cream around the corns, and overthrow put the husk in a layer of 2-3 mm, and then apply a bandage for the night. In the morning, again, steaming the legs and scraping off the rough skin. The procedure is repeated until the calluses completely disappear.