Corns are thick or hardened layers of skin that can develop when the skin tries to protect itself against friction or pressure. They mostly form on feet and toes or hands and fingers. They usually occur in areas that are smooth and have no hair. There are many reasons that you can get corn.
Corns can be painful and cause difficulty walking if you have them on your feet. Homoeopathic treatment for corn can provide long-term relief and prevent the chances of recurrence. It is a pain-free and inexpensive alternative to surgical treatment. We talked to Megha Mittal, Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery, who explained the symptoms, causes, complications, and homoeopathic remedies for treating corn.
Causes Of Corns
- You can develop corns if you wear ill-fitted shoes. It can also develop if you wear high-heeled shoes for a long time.
- Corns can also develop due to prolonged standing or walking
- There are chances of developing corns if you sweat excessively
- It can occur while playing sports or doing activities that put pressure on your feet.
Symptoms Of Corns
Some of the symptoms that indicate you have corn are as follows:
- You will have a thick or rough area on the affected portion of the skin
- There may be a hardened or raised bump
- Your skin may feel flaxy or dry
- There can be pain under your skin
7 Homoeopathic Remedies To Treat Corns
Antim crudum is one of the most effective and widely used medicines to treat corn. This treatment can be used when there are too many corns on your feet that cause difficulty in walking. It is an effective remedy for patients who are obese.
It is an effective remedy to treat corns that cause burning pain on the soles of your feet, or to heal inflamed corns. Sulphur can quickly treat your corn and help people who have excess sweating due to corn.
This remedy is used for patients who develop discolouration in the corns and affect the surrounding areas as well. It is also given to patients who have developed corn due to extended walking.
This treatment is used for people with persistent or pressing pain in the affected area. Patients also complain about heel pain or temperature difference between their feet.
This is an effective treatment for corn that is soft to touch. It is also helpful in treating symptoms like the formation of pus in corn or cold feet.
Complications Of Corns
There can be various complications if you leave corn untreated. They can grow in size and become infected. It can also cause difficulty in walking and can affect people who have diabetes severely, and may lead to ulcers.
How To Prevent Corns
- You should wear soft shoes that fit you well. Avoid wearing shoes that are tight or loose.
- You should wear socks to reduce the friction on your feet.
- Trim your toenails as they increase friction.
- You should keep your feet clean and moisturised.
Treating corn surgically may not have a long-term benefit as there are chances of recurrence. You can seek homoeopathy treatment to cure your corn permanently and with no side effects. You can try soaking your feet in warm, soapy water to relieve and soften the affected area.