A corn on the foot is not only an unattractive and unpleasant phenomenon, but also make it difficult to buy shoes that fit us. These problems can be prevented, and can be alleviated by many folk remedies.
They are the main reasons for most difficulties with your feet or for the pressure of the shoes that do not fit well. Every corn has a hard center that is facing down, into the tissue beneath it. If you press it, the hard tip compresses the nerves under the skin and causes pain.
AVOID any source of pressure on the feet by buying shoes that fit you better. Avoid high heels.
BANANA SKIN – in the evening, wrap a banana skin on the corn, and in the morning, remove the bright morning softened part.
CASTOR OIL AND CLEAN LANOLIN – also soften corns and thicken the skin (don’t use lanolin if you are allergic to wool).
If your feet have an unpleasant odor, wash them every day in a solution of salt and water.
Aromatherapy – rub the corn with a few drops of lemon oil, and then cover it with tape for 20 minutes. Repeat this every day for a week or two.
LEMON – with the help of a bandage, wrap a slice of fresh lemon around the affected toe before bedtime. Remove it the next morning and repeat this every night for a week or two.
Refreshing foot bath
BATH – a regular bath with herbs not only keeps your feet clean and fresh, but it also improves blood flow. Add a tablespoon of dried leaves of rosemary (for antiseptic and stimulating action) in hot water in a large basin – large enough for you to put your feet in – and keep them that wayfor five minutes. Fill another basin with hot water, and put both basins on the floor next to a chair. Sit down and put your feet in the hot water with rosemary. Hold them there for a minute, and then put them in cold water, keeping them for twenty seconds. Repeat this several times, and make sure you put your feet in the cold water at the end. Wipe your feet.