1. Paste of Phyllanthus Fraternus Leaves
Phyllanthus fraternus: It is a wild plant, which has high medicinal value, and it can be found in Asian countries including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It can tolerate dry conditions but not waterlogged areas. It is a weed and so can be found along roadsides, in fields, and wastelands. To try the remedy, follow the steps given below:
- Step 1: Take some leaves of Phyllanthus fraternus.
- Step 2: Then apply on your corns.
- Step 3: Continue the procedure for at least a month on a daily basis for best results.
Note: A light massage on the corns in the right direction is important. Lightly massage on the corns and the surrounding areas. Massage in the outside direction and deeply, preferably with a pumice stone or any scrubber. Exfoliating the corns will soften the cells and eventually remove the dead skin cells forming corns.
How Does This Work?
This is one of the excellent home remedies for corns on feet. The leaves work excellently well on ulcers, sores, wounds, bruises and other skin problems too. The leaves contain lignans and potential R-Nase H inhibition, which stop the growth of dead skin cells causing corns. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which are also effective in treating corns.
The Remedy Is Not Good, If:
- You are swallowing it. The remedy is only meant for external application and not for consumption.
- There are no harmful side effects of Phyllanthus fraternus leaves when applied on feet.
How To Prevent Corns?
- Keep a check on your weight: Rising weight can mean rising pressure on your feet resulting in higher chances of corn on feet. Rapid increase in the weight can lead to corn of feet.
- Wear comfortable shoes: Women must especially take care of this. Those high heels may look good for some time, but we all know the fact that they are not comfortable as well as cause excruciating pain when worn for a longer period. Shoes that do not fit properly are necessary to avoid corns on your feet. Even wearing tight fitting shoes without socks for a long period can cause corns on the feet.
- Regular scrubbing of the feet: This stops the accumulation of dead skin cells. You can even soak your feet in the lukewarm water and salt. This will avoid the growth of bacteria if any. Pumice stone is best recommended for scrubbing.
- You may even place cotton ball dipped in oil and apply it in between your fingers, especially between the toe and the adjacent finger. Secure it with a tape and let it stay overnight. Remove the tape, the next morning, apply the same oil all around the feet, and lightly massage it.
- You can even place a garlic clove in between the feet. This is an effective remedy especially for corn caused due to bacteria or infection. You can place this clove overnight and tie it with a bandage.
- As soon as you come home after a day’s long work and after you have worn your shoes for a long period, it is necessary that you wash your feet thoroughly and pat it dry leaving no bacteria behind.
When To See A Doctor?
You need to visit mandatorily the doctor if:
- You find increase in pain in the affected area
- You find liquid oozing from the sore and the area has become red
- Signs of infection such as formation of pus
- High fever due to pain
In the case of extreme corns on feet, doctors may suggest surgery, but reports say that this does not guarantee that corns will not appear again. The affected skin is likely to grow as corn again, repeating the cycle and so it is important to take action as soon as you suspect that your skin is getting hard, especially on your feet.
People with fragile skin or problems with blood pressure must consult a doctor in case these remedies do not work out for them. In case you have multiple corns on your feet, and no remedy is working out for you, then you must immediately see a doctor. Surgery is the last option in any case, so it is always better to take care when these corns start growing and nip the trouble in its bud.
Natural Remedy vs. Pharmacy
You can use simple over-the-counter medications and get cured if the corn is in the starting stage and you have found that because the discomfort is improper shoes. Altsberglotion is also a commonly preferred lotion for treatment.
You can also apply a Hansaplast Corn Plaster containing salicylic acid for curing corns. The products containing salicylic acid can be directly applied on the corns for effective treatment. Other Brands are Curad Mediplast and Dr. Scholl’s.