HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR CORNS AND CALLUSES
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. They most often develop on the feet and toes or hands and fingers. Corns and calluses can be unsightly.
If you're healthy, you need treatment for corns and calluses only if they cause discomfort. For most people, simply eliminating the source of friction or pressure makes corns and calluses disappear.
If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor blood flow to your feet, you're at greater risk of complications from corns and calluses
Causes-Pressure and friction from repetitive actions cause corns and calluses to develop and grow. Some sources of this pressure and friction include:
Wearing ill-fitting shoes. Tight shoes and high heels can compress areas of your foot. When footwear is too loose, your foot may repeatedly slide and rub against the shoe. Your foot may also rub against a seam or stitch inside the shoe.
Skipping socks. Wearing shoes and sandals without socks can cause friction on your feet. Socks that don't fit properly also can be a problem.
Playing instruments or using hand tools. Calluses on your hands may result from the repeated pressure of playing instruments, using hand tools or even writing
Symptoms--You may have a corn or callus if you notice:-A thick, rough area of skin, A hardened, raised bump, Tenderness or pain under your skin, Flaky, dry or waxy skin
Corns and calluses are not the same thing.
Corns are smaller than calluses and have a hard center surrounded by inflamed skin. Corns tend to develop on parts of your feet that don't bear weight, such as the tops and sides of your toes and even between your toes. They can also be found in weight-bearing areas. Corns can be painful when pressed.
Calluses are rarely painful. They usually develop on the soles of your feet, especially under the heels or balls, on your palms, or on your knees. Calluses vary in size and shape and are often larger than corns.
ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM 10M- Head remedy for corns. Corns inflamed. Horny places on skin of soles of feet, great sensitiveness of soles. Dropsical swelling of the whole body. Thickened skin of soles and feet
FERRUM PICRATE 30- Corns with yellowish discoloration
THUJA OCC. 1OM – Another head remedy for corns. Externally mother tincture may be applied on the corn
RANUNCULUS BUL. 30- When the corns are sensitive to touch.
NATRUM MUR 30- Corns. Painful scars
NITRIC ACID 30- Inflammed and ulcerated corns
GRAPHITES 30- Corns with deep cracks
HYDRSTIS CAN 30- Corns on toes which reappear after cutting
IGNATIA 30- Painful as if sore
RADIUM BROMIDE 30- A specific remedy for all kinds of corns
PHOSPHORIC ACID 30- Very painful corns
SULPHUR 200- Corns and callosities from pressure. If a shoe presses anywhere on the skin , a great corn or bunion develops
SALICYLIC ACID Q- A solution of salicylic acid made with 1 part of the acid and 5 parts of water can be painted at bed time every third night. It often cures
VERATRUM VIR . Q- Painted on inflamed corns gives rapid and perfect relief