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How to Cure Calluses and Corns

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Most people have problems with their feet often pain caused by a callus or a corn. A callus is your body’s way of protecting itself from pressure. It can causes skin rubbing up more layers than normal.
Corns are a different, menaer story.

They, too are layers of skin built up as a result of pressure. Unlike calluses, which are flat, corns are cone shaped, and involve an additional, deeper layer of skin, called the curium, which is well supplied with nerves. Here are some simple tips how to treat calluses and corns:

Soothing and Soaking
Best remedies that it works is soak to soften up the corns and calluses, using a variety of fluids, including palin warm water or water containing vinegar, iodine,epsom salt or baking soda.Keep in mind that water is temporarily soothing, and will soften a corn or callus, making it easier to remove. But repeated soaking removes natural oils from the foot’s skin, making calluses more likely to become hard and dry and to crack.

Plasters and Poultices
As a variation on the soak, some people like to do often their calluses and corns with oils, plasters and poultices, applying the remedy, then wrapping the area in plastic, bandaging it or simply wearing socks to bed. Other use lemon juice, vinegar or salicylic acid, an ingredient found in aspirin and also found in some wart removing patches and some acne treatments pads. If you use this treatment, make sure you put the solution only on the callus itself, not the surrounding skin.

Oils and Creams
Castor oil is another softener for calluses and cors. Is recommended at nighttime, you can soak a cotton ball with mineral oil, put it over the corn, tape it in place and leave it on overnight. In the morning, the corn will be soft and you can remove it easily.

Grit it
Corn softening soaks or poultices are only the first step. Next, you have to remove the corn or callus using a variety of techniques. Rubbing a corn or callus with a gritty, glassy volcanic rock known as pumice stone came out on top as a safe and effective way to remove the dead skin. Is recommended to use a laboratory pumice stone.

Comfortable Shoes
Many patients can trace foot problems back to a pair of shoes. Buy shoes that allow plenty of room for your toes and that fully cushion the bottom of your feet. Shoes that flex easily at the ball of the foot also help reduce pressure on the feet.

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