Corns and calluses are a very common problem among men and women alike, especially in the warm, summer months. These unpleasant sores happen as a result of excessive pressure, friction and irritation of the skin’s top layer.
The most common cause of corns on the feet is walking or running in ill-fitting shoes. Even standing for very long periods of time wearing tight shoes or high heels can cause corns. Usually, simply eliminating the source of friction or pressure allows corns to heal but it takes a lot of time and you’re could go through a lot of pain and discomfort until they heal.
If you’re having problems with corns and calluses and you’d like to find a quick and simple solution we have just the right thing for you. Here are some of the most effective home remedies which will help you get your feet back to normal in no time.
This amazing plant is an excellent choice if you’re suffering from corns and calluses. It has anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce the irritation and a high amount of water which will re-hydrate the problematic area, thus speeding up the healing process.
Apply some fresh Aloe Vera gel on the affected area and leave it on to dry. Rinse with warm water. You could also combine the gel with vitamin E oil for even better results.
Green or Black Tea
Both of these teas have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, but green tea is just a little bit more effective. Pour 250ml of water in a pot and bring it to boil. Set it aside and put one bag of green or black tea in it, leaving it in for 5 minutes. Then leave to tea to cool off at room temperature. Soak a cotton ball in the liquid and apply it on the callus, leaving it on for 15-30 minutes. Repeat the treatment 2-3 a day until it’s completely healed.
Vitamin E stimulates the healing process and prevents the appearance of scars. Take one vitamin E capsule and pour the oil over the callus. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes and repeat the treatment every day.
Thanks to the ingredients it contains, like baking soda and mint, toothpaste can help you treat your painful calluses. Apply some toothpaste on the affected area and leave it on for about 2 hours. Rinse with some warm water and apply moisturizer. Repeat the treatment once or twice a day until they heal completely.
Note: Don’t use a toothpaste designed for teeth-whitening.
Chamomile tea has certain properties which will reduce the pain and swelling caused by the calluses. Prepare a batch of really strong chamomile tea and leave it to cool off at room temperature. Take a cotton ball. Soak it in the tea and apply it on the affected area. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and repeat the treatment for a few times a day.
Apple cider vinegar
ACV has strong anti-bacterial properties which means that it can prevent an infection once the blisters pop. We have to mention that applying ACV can cause some redness and a stinging sensation so if you decide to use this remedy apply a very small amount on the affected area only.
Curcumin is considered as a natural antiseptic so it’s no surprise that it can help ease the pain, reduce the inflammation and prevent an infection. Mix one teaspoon of curcumin with some water to get a thick paste. Apply the paste on the callus and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Repeat the treatment twice a day until it’s completely healed.
IMPORTant: You should never pop the blisters from a corn or a callus, it will only make matters worse. If it’s causing you a lot of pain you could try the following:
- You should wash your hands thoroughly
- Take a clean and unused needle
- Clean it with alcohol
- Pierce the blister from the side and let the liquid drain out
- Wash the area with soap and water
- Apply some antiseptic and cover it with a bandage
- Change the bandage every day
Never remove the top part of the blister unless it’s extremely dirty or pus is coming out of it.