How to Remove Corns Without Surgery

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Corns are unsightly and painful bumps that can form on the top or inside of your toes. They are caused by the friction of shoes that are too tight rubbing against the skin. You rely on your feet for walking, making the care of them important. It may seem time consuming and troublesome, but there are ways to remove most corns without surgery.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Castor oil
  • Salicylic acid
  • Epsom salt
  • Baking soda
  • Lime
  • Cotton balls
  • Use salicylic acid treatments. Salicylic solution is made up of proteins that break down the corn's thick layer of dead skin. It can be found at most drug stores and can be applied a variety of ways. There are salicylic liquids, pads and plasters. Follow package directions for application. The acid turns the hardened skin white and softens it, making it easier to remove the corn.

  • Apply Castor oil on the top of the corn two to three times daily and place a small bandage or adhesive tape on top of the corn.

  • Soak your feet in hot water with a few shakes of Epsom salt twice a day to help remove your corn. Fill a small basin with hot water and pore in the salt. Allow your feet to soak in the water for about 20 minutes. This is a common remedy that is frequently used to sooth different types of foot problems.

  • Apply a mixture of lime juice and water onto the corn. Repeat this method daily over a period of a week or so. The corn should become extremely dry, causing it to become flaky and peel right off. After the corn has peeled off, wear a pair of socks and be sure to wear loose fitting shoes to prevent new corns.

  • Dip a cotton ball into vinegar and apply directly to corn. Applying pressure to the corn, tape the cotton ball to the corn for about 24 hours. Using this method will remove the corn down to its roots.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear shoes that fit properly.
  • Wear socks to prevent toes from rubbing against the inside of shoes.
  • Do not try to remove corns with knives or razor blades.

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