Bring on the candy corn! This sugary candy perfectly embodies the spirit of the season. Lucky you, because the day before Halloween is Candy Corn Day. Take time to celebrate and consume this wonderfully festive confection before you head out the next day for trick-or-treating. If you happen to develop another type of corn on the tops of your toes, that’s not quite as sweet. Not to worry, though. We have home remedies for corns at Sierra Foot & Ankle.
You can use an emery board on the softer corns. Yes, we’re talking about the emery board that you use to file down your nails. Now it has another use! Soft corns between your toes happen when the toe bones rub against each other and create thick skin. You can slowly file these down after every shower until they go away.
Soaking and softening your feet is another way to get rid of corns. It may be better for people with diabetes, since you don’t have to scrape away at your skin, which could increase the chances of infection. An Epsom salt bath is a good way to save time because it soaks and moisturizes all at once. Just follow the directions on the back of the box and you’ll have no corns in no time! (You can even eat your Halloween candy while you soak.)
Once you’re done snacking and soaking, rub castor oil on the callused patch of skin. To better keep the castor oil in place, put a doughnut-shaped protector pad around the corn. Then, put a droplet of castor oil in the hole and place a bandage over the area.
We hope these “tricks” and home remedies for corns have helped you solve your problem. If you need more help, don’t be afraid to call Victoria L. Melhuish, DPM, at (775) 783-8037. Sierra Foot & Ankle in Gardnerville, NV can “treat” you right!