Corns & Calluses

Under constant or repeated pressure, skin thickens and hardens; calluses are patches of hard skin on hands or feet, and are quite common with Bunions; corns occur on the toes and are small areas of hard skin which have been pressed inwards. When pressed, both corns and calluses feel tender; ulcers can develop beneath calluses in Diabetes. Culprits are ill-fitting shoes and high heels, or heavy manual work. If corns are very painful, your medical doctor will refer you to a chiropodist.

Specific remedies to be taken 4 times daily for up to 2 weeks

  • Antimonium 6c

Self-help: Corns and calluses will not go away if you continue to wear the shoes which caused them. Wear flat, comfortable shoes - sandals would be better - and as a temporary measure place felt or rubber rings over the corns to relieve pressure.

Regularly soften hard skin with Calendula ointment or cut it away with a corn file. To strengthen your arches and prevent your untrammelled feet from splaying, try picking up rubber squash balls with your toes. Dry well between the toes after washing and keep toes wedged apart. Gentle rubbing with a pumice stone may help hard corns.

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