Do you do foot care as you care for other body parts? If not, this might cause trouble for your feet. Foot corns are nothing but hardened skin tissues that may occur due to several reasons including poor foot care. In rare cases, corns may also occur on hands. These skin tissues may or may not be painful, it depends. If they are painless and smaller in size, you may leave them untreated. But it is always better to treat them to avert any underlying problem. In the long run, these corns may develop and may affect your walking.
What are the causes of foot corns?
Here are some anticipated reasons for foot corns:
- Poor foot care
- Poor walking style
- Wearing high heels for a long time
- Standing job
- Wearing uncomfortable footwear
Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Corns
Ayurveda believes that foot corns occur due to the imbalance of ‘Vata’ and ‘Kapha’ dosha in the human body. There are some Ayurvedic remedies to treat foot corns at your end. If the problem persists, seek medical attention.
1. Epsom salt water bath
- In a tub with warm water, add some Epsom salt and dip your feet in it. Keep them soaked for 10-15 minutes. Do this twice or thrice every week.
- After taking out the feet, clean them with a clean towel and moisturize using coconut oil.
- Alternatively, you may also add chamomile tea to the water bath for additional benefits.
2. Garlic clove
- Peel some garlic cloves.
- In a pan, add 2-3 drops of ghee and roast the garlic.
- Place one clove on each corn and secure it with a bandage.
- Do this every day until you get relief.
3. Baking Soda
Baking soda helps discard the layer of dead skin cells engulfing the corn. The antifungal and antibacterial properties of baking soda help in rapid healing.
- In a bowl, add 3 tablespoons of baking soda.
- Now put 1 tablespoon water in it. Mix well to form a paste.
- Apply this paste on the corns and leave for 15-20 minutes.
- You may also prepare a baking soda foot soak and dip your feet in it to allow the corns to fall off on their own.
4. Turmeric paste
- In mustard oil, add turmeric powder and roast it.
- Apply the paste on foot corn and secure using a bandage.
- Leave overnight.
- Doing this daily would promote faster healing.
- In a basin of warm water, add one cup vinegar.
- Soak your feet in the solution for 15 minutes.
- Wipe the excess water and then scrub or massage the feet with olive oil or castor oil, whichever is available.
- Dip a cotton pad in vinegar and tie it around the corn. It is preferred to do this before going to bed so that there is enough time for healing.
- Vinegar allows the dead skin to scrub off easily.
Kindly note that these ayurvedic remedies do not provide immediate results. These are required to be performed regularly for effective healing. These remedies eradicate the issue completely with no chances of rebound.
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