How to get rid of corn on foot
Corns develop on your toes due to friction and pressure. You can remove corns from your toes by softening them and gradually exfoliating the dead skin on top away, but you need to go about the process carefully to avoid worsening the problem.
1 Wear comfortable shoes
Corns result from pressure and friction on your toes, and tight or uncomfortable shoes can be one of the culprits behind their appearance. One of the most important things you can do to prevent corns from developing and to reduce the severity of any corns you may already have is to stay away from shoes that put pressure on your toes.
2 Apply foot powder between your toes
Foot powder can absorb moisture. As a result, the corns on your toes are less likely to become irritated or inflamed.
3 Gently scrub the thickened skin with a pumice stone
Soak your feet in lukewarm, soapy water for about 20 minutes to soften the skin. After that, gently scrub the corn with a pumice stone to remove some of the toughest skin on the top surface of the corn.
4 Reduce any discomfort with ice
If swelling and discomfort continue, you can can apply a cold pack or ice pack to the area for a few minutes to numb away discomfort and minimize swelling.
5 Use a corn pad or corn plaster
These treatments stick on like an adhesive bandage, thereby cushioning the corn on your toes, but they also contain a small concentration of salicylic acid to treat the corn as it remains on.
6 Soften the corn with castor oil
By softening the corn on your toes, you can minimize any pain or discomfort associated with it and making the area affected by the corn easier to exfoliate.
7 Use an Epsom salt soak
Instead of soaking your toes in a normal water bath, mixing in a little Epsom salt or coarse salt can help hasten the softening process.
8 Make a baking soda paste
A paste made from baking soda, lime juice, and water can help hasten the recovery process for a corn on your toes.
9 Dab some diluted vinegar onto the corn
Vinegar is an astringent, so applying it can cause more of the skin to dry up and die, giving you the opportunity to scrub it away with a pumice stone or emery board.
10 Get an antibiotic for an infected corn