Feet are sophisticated structures. The human foot is a miracle of engineering, designed to take a lot of wear and tear. And that’s a good thing too because our feet are the most used and abused part of our body. They’re well designed but sometimes they can’t take all the stress.
Most adults have some sort of problem with their feet. The most common complaints are corns and calluses, areas of skin that have hardened to protect the foot’s sensitive tissue against repeated friction and pressure. In this article we want to offer some home remedies for corns and calluses.
Kitchen cabinet home remedies
One of the best ways to treat corns and calluses is to soak your feet in warm water. This softens dead skin cells and helps cure your feet. Add three tablespoons of baking soda to a bucket or tub and let your feet soak in it for a while. You can also massage your calluses with a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water.
Soaking your feet in diluted chamomile tea is soothing and will temporarily change your skin’s pH to help dry our sweaty feet. The tea will stain your feet but the color comes out easily with a quick rub with water and soap.
Sprinkle some cornstarch between your toes to keep the area dry and keep your skin from decaying. Humidity can make calluses or corns worse and can become a breeding ground for fungus.
Soak a cotton ball in vinegar and tie it on top of a callus or corn with a string. Leave the pad on all night. When you get up, rub the area with a pumice stone.
Home remedies out of your drawer
Dust and pumice stones are used to scrub pans and are good when it comes to cleaning up your feet. After soaking your feet in warm water for 20 minutes, rub your calluses and corns with a pumice stone.
Home remedies out of your freezer
Hard calluses can be particularly painful. If you have a hard callus on the sole of your foot, put an ice bag on the area. This will keep the swelling down and alleviate the pain somewhat.
Home remedies out of your fridge
Mix together a paste of one tablespoon of lemonade and five or six crushed up aspirins. Put the paste right on your callus and wrap your foot in a plastic bag. Keep your foot in the bag ten minutes. The acidity will soften the callus. After you take the bag off, rub the area with a pumice stone.