Tips to Completely Remove Corns from Feet

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 31, 2011

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Wearing shoes for long hours would always be uncomfortable, but when the shoes do not fit well, the problem is only aggravated. Long hours of walking and even standing would inevitably cause pain and have a strong chance of forming into corns. The calluses develop on the feet as they are brushed against the hard sides of the shoes. These in turn, grow inside the skin and start to press against the bones, nerve endings, accentuating the pain and discomfort. To avoid all this, you can follow some simple tips given below for treatment of corns and calluses.


Methods of Removing Corns from Feet



Soaking the feet


  1. A foot soak created by mixing 1 cup of Epsom salt with 1 cup of baking soda can be used to dissolve the corns. You can add essential oils such as peppermint or lavender for a pleasing smell.
  2. Now, pour warm water in a container that is large enough to hold both of your feet. Pour and stir 3 tbsp of the foot soak in the water and dissolve it completely. Allow the solution to steep for 10 minutes.
  3. You need to stand in the foot soak solution for 30 minutes. After that you can try to scrub them off as by that time, they would have softened.

Scrubbing your feet


  1. Use a pumice stone for scrubbing your feet or make use of a speciality device such as the Ped Egg.
  2. The surface of the corn needs to be scrubbed with the pumice stone or the other device in slow circular motions. You should make sure that the healthy skin is not getting scraped off.
  3. You should stop the scrubbing when the healthy skin below the corns feel like being stimulated. The dead skin of the corn is not sensitive enough to feel the scrubs but the live skin below it can. As the dead skin which for which you feel numb gets scraped off, the skin below is exposed more and more.
  4. Clean the device, pumice stone or otherwise, and get rid of all traces of dead skin.

Last step –
Using corn remover creams or pads.

Purchase a corn pad or corn removal kit from any medical store and read all the instructions for use. A corn pad the shape of a horseshoe or donut does not give too much pressure on the centre of the corn, and therefore should be preferred. Medicated corn pads should be avoided.


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