Corns and calluses are hard, thickened areas of skin that form as a consequence of rubbing, friction or pressure on the skin.
Corns and calluses form on the feet and can make walking painful.
Although corns and calluses are often talked about together, they are separate conditions.
Corns generally occur on the tops and sides of the toes. A hard corn is a small patch of thickened, dead skin with a small plug of skin in the centre. A soft corn has a much thinner surface, appears whitish and rubbery, and usually occurs between the toes. Seed corns are clusters of tiny corns that can be very tender if they are on a weight-bearing part of the foot. Seed corns tend to occur on the bottom of the feet, and some doctors believe this condition is caused by blocked sweat ducts.
Calluses are hard and rough-feeling areas of skin that can develop on hands, feet or anywhere there is repeated friction – even on a violinist’s chin. Like corns, calluses have several variants. The common callus usually occurs when there has been a lot of rubbing against the hands or feet. A plantar callus is found on the bottom of the foot.
- Extract juice from 1 onion and rub it 3 times a day on the corn. It will soften a bit on day 1 and on day 5 the corn will vanish.
- Take out adequate quantity of lemon juice, dip a cotton ball into it. place it on the corn and tie it with a bandage. Keep it for 3-4 hours and then remove it.
- To one spoon of baking soda, add half spoon of lemon juice and half spoon of water and make it a paste. apply this paste on the corn and tie it with a bandage and leave it over night. In the morning was it with luke warm water and rub it with pumic stone. Repeat this process for 5 days to see results.
- Eat half papaya every day for 5 days along with applying any one of the above remedy to see faster result.