1. White Vinegar
White vinegar is another excellent tried and tested remedy for corns on the feet. The high acidity level of white vinegar helps soften the hard skin. Plus, its antifungal and antibacterial properties reduce the risk of infection.
- Before going to bed, mix one part white vinegar with three parts water.
- Dab this diluted vinegar onto the corn.
- Cover the area with an adhesive bandage and leave it on overnight.
- The next morning, exfoliate the thickened skin with a pumice stone or emery board.
- Apply some olive oil or coconut oil to keep the area moisturized.
- Use this remedy once daily until the corn comes out.
Another good home remedy for corns on your feet is lemon. The citrus acid in lemon works to soften the hardened skin that makes up the corn, so it eventually falls out.
- Apply fresh lemon juice on the corn and allow it to air dry. Do this at least three times daily.
- Alternatively, soak two pieces of cloves in one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice for 15 minutes.
- Remove the cloves and rub the lemon juice on the corn.
- Allow it to air dry and then apply the juice again.
- Repeat several times a day.
- Another option is to mix one teaspoon of Brewer’s yeast with a little lemon juice to make a thick paste.
- Slather the paste onto the corn, cover with a bandage, and leave it on overnight.
Garlic has both the antibacterial and anti fungal properties which fight the infection and protect your feet skin. Whereas, it also treats the corn on feet quickly due to its antioxidant property.
- Take some fresh garlic cloves.
- Make a paste of it by adding a pinch of salt.
- Apply it on the corn and cover it with a bandage.
- Allow it to remain for 3 days.
- After 3 days remove the bandage. You will notice that the hard skin can be removed easily from your feet.
- Repeat this process if required.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
- After soaking your feet in a warm water bath for a few minutes, apply apple cider vinegar on the corn using a cotton ball.
- Keep the cotton ball firmly pressed against the corn for about five minutes.
- Let the vinegar dry.
- Then, apply tea tree oil on the corn.
- Do not rinse.
5. Foot Soak and Scrubbing
- Fill the basin with warm water.
- If using salt, add this to the water.
- Salt speeds up the process of making your feet skin softer.
- Soak your feet in this water for about 20-30 minutes.
- If your corn is on the top of your toes, make sure that the water level is such that sinks in whole of your feet so that the corn gets merged into it.
- After the set time, take out your feet from the basin and gently rub it with pumice stone focusing more on where you have a corn.
- Do not be too harsh when rubbing, it may lead to complications.
- After that rinse your feet once again and pat dry.
- Apply moisturizer to your feet and more so on the area where you have a corn.
- You may also use some oil in place of moisturizer.
- Now wear the sock and go to sleep.
- This remedy is most effective when you apply it at night before bedtime.
- This ensures that no further pressure is put on your feet or corns and also the moisture works better when it is left there for a long time.
- If however, you do this during the day, remember to place a bandage, preferably a toe bandage.
- If the corn is not on a toe and is on the ball or heel of your feet, you may use a donut bandage over your corn before wearing socks.
- This will ensure that no pressure is put on the corns on your feet.
- The hole in the bandage prevents any pressure on your corn when you walk.
- Repeat the whole process daily until you get rid of corn on toes or feet.