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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
February 16, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Corns   pumice stone   corn starch  

Corns are caused by repeated friction and pressure and can usually be treated with some simple remedies at home. But before you buy the ingredients to treat your corns you should understand that there are a few different types and it may be wise to contact Dr. Mayer Salama’s office first to see which remedy will work best for you.

Here are the three most common types:

  • Hard Corn ~ small area of thickened, dead skin
  • Soft Corn ~ small area of thinner skin usually between the 4th and 5th toe
  • Seed Corn ~ tiny and tender callous on a weight bearing area of the foot, like the bottom

Seven remedies you can try on your own:

  1. Pumice Stone ~ after soaking the foot to soften the skin use light pressure and rub a wet pumice stone across the corn. Repeat until it becomes smooth.
  2. Cornstarch ~ sorry, no magic in the name ~ simply sprinkle in the area to eliminate moisture which keeps toes dry (depends on type)
  3. Baking Soda ~ add to hot water and soak ~ the solution should remove the dead skin and hopefully take the corn with it.
  4. Vinegar ~ soak a cotton ball with vinegar and attach it to the area overnight. The following morning use the pumice stone to rub it off.
  5. Separate Toes ~ use cotton or lamb’s wool in between the toes to relieve the corns
  6. Pineapple ~ pineapple verses corn ~ there are enzymes in the rind that help to soften them. Simply attach a piece overnight to the area. Repeat for three nights and it should go away on its own.
  7. Moisturize ~ apply to the area to keep skin soft for 3 to 4 days

Keep in mind that these remedies may not be reliable or guaranteed to work. Dr. Mayer Salama or Dr. Daniel Salama have four conveniently located offices in Dearborn, Trenton, Clarkston and Farmington Hills, Michigan and specialize in corn treatment and removal. If you have diabetes or if your corn becomes extremely painful and appears infected do not hesitate to call 313-274-0990 and make an immediate appointment !



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