A few of the readers wanted to know more about corn removal. Foot corn removal is effective when applied consistently and over a longer period of time. This is because it develops due to the pressure applied to it and it takes a while for the skin to, in response to constant pressure, thicken enough to form a corn and become painful. They are most commonly found on the toes.
Foot corns are not uncommon and the easiest way to treat them is to prevent them by wearing comfortable shoes and maintaining proper foot care. However, they appear, there are a few foot corn home remedy recipes that might help remove them.
Our reader Renee commented on another reader's question by suggesting these remedies:
Cut the rind from a pineapple (with some of the fruit intact) and place the fruit side against the corn; cover with gauze and tape overnight and it should fall off by the morning.
Soak crumbled bread in 1/4 cup of vinegar for 1.5 hours. Place the bread over the corn and cover with gauze and tape overnight. Repeat until the corn falls off.
This article suggest using lemon peel and placing the white side against the corn. Leaving it there overnight for 7 nights is supposed to remove it.
This home remedy is similar to the pineapple rind tip Renee shared so I guess the acid plays a role.
Aspirin face mask paste can also be used to treat this condition. Crush a few Aspirins and add water to them until you get a smooth paste.
Smear over the corn and wrap the foot with bandages and leave on for about 20 minutes. Wash off the area, let the foot dry and using a pumice (or file), gently remove the dead skin.
Salicylic acid found in Aspirin, makes up the main ingredient is some of the commercially available products for corn removal such as Dr. Scholl's Corn Removers. The bandages are filled with the acid and easily applied.
Finally, try soaking feet in tea, chamomile will do. Leave the feet in for 10-15 minutes and again, using pumice or file, scrape off the foot corn.