Toe Corn Removal: I Have Corns On My Toes That Are Hard And Does Not Seem To Go Away. Kindly Suggest How Do I Remove A Corn From My Toe.

Corns may be defined as hardened lumps found on the soles of the feet or on toes. Corns are primarily caused by exertion or too much pressure on the feet. This, in turn, leads to hyperactivity of the epithelial layer, leading to kertinization, which is the process that causes corns. Toe corns may be of the following types:
  • Digital corns: Found on dorsum of the third toe or dorsolateral part of the fifth toe, these are caused by wearing shoes of inappropriate size.
  • Inter digital corns: Found between the toes, these are caused by presence of sweat or moisture between the toes.
Some of the remedies to get rid of toe corns are listed as under:
  • Soak a piece of bread in apple cider vinegar and tape it on the corn to help get rid of it.
  • Another effective remedy to relieve toe corns is to make a paste of potato and aloe vera, mix it with petroleum jelly, and apply it on the toe corn.
  • You may apply fresh banana skin on your toe corn. This will help remove the dead skin as well as any outgrowths, allowing the skin to heal.
  • You can tape a lemon peel on the toe corn to relieve the pain and inflammation. This remedy is not a permanent cure, but it serves to provide instant relief.
  • One of the most effective home remedies to relieve corns is to soak your feet in hot water for 20 to 30 minutes at night before going to bed, and then apply petroleum jelly on the corn after drying your feet. In order to let the petroleum jelly on the corn overnight, you may wear socks. Rub your feet with pumice stone every morning to rub off the corn.
  • Application of kerasol liquid, which is acidic in nature, may be applied with cotton on the toe corns to cure the ailment.
In case the affliction persists, you should visit the doctor at the earliest.

answered by M W

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