Corns are callus-like spots that can appear on your feet when you wear shoes that are too tight. The spots come as a result of the skin on your feet rubbing against the inside of your shoe. Once you have corns, they will stick around for a long time unless you do something to get rid of them. A method to get rid of your corns without getting a prescription from your doctor is by purchasing special products that contain salicylic acid. By using the salicylic acid on a regular basis, your corns will be gone within a matter of weeks. If you are a diabetic or have poor circulation, you should contact your doctor before treating your corns with salicylic acid.
Things You'll Need
- Warm water
- Pumice stone
- Salicylic acid
Purchase a pumice stone from your local pharmacy or department store. Also purchase a corn treatment product that contains salicylic acid This can include corn patches, similar to Band-Aids, that have been pretreated with salicylic acid or you can purchase the salicylic acid as a topical ointment.
Soak the foot with the corn in warm water for about 10 minutes. This will allow the dead skin on your foot to soften.
Use the pumice stone to scrub away the dead skin covering the corn by rubbing the area. Use enough pressure that the skin begins to flake off.
Rinse the dead skin off of your foot. Dry your foot.
Apply the salicylic acid pad or salicylic acid ointment directly onto the corn. Allow the treatment to remain on the corn for the length of time specified on the label instructions. After the proper amount of time has expired, you can remove the treatment.
Treat your foot again in 48 hours by repeating steps 2 through 5. Continue repeating these steps until your corns are gone.