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 30—Antimonium crudum is the most effective remedy for corns and it is prescribed for large, horny corns on feet which may or may not be inflamed. Here the corns are very tender. Pain is felt in the corns while walking.
SILICEA 200- Silicea is an effective remedy for corns, especially soft corns.The characteristic symptoms – corns between the toes may be sore and painful. Patients may also feel burning or tearing pain in these corns. Silicea also works wonders in cases of corns between toes that tend to suppurate . Excessive sweat with an offensive odour may be present on the foot where the corn is located.
HEPAR SULPH 30—Hepar sulph is best for corns with pus formation.There pricking or stinging pain, burning may be present. Corns may be highly sensitive to touch.
NITRIC ACID 30- Nitric acid is an excellent remedy for painful corns.There is splinter-like or sticking pains felt in the corns.
GRAPHITES 30- Graphites is prescribed for corns with deep cracks
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200-Lycopodium is prescribed for painful corns where the most prominent symptoms are thick, indurated (hardened) corns on the feet with pressing, tearing, aching and drawing pains. The corns which are inflamed and result in sore, stinging, burning pains.
HYDRSTIS CAN 30- Corns on toes which reappear after cutting
RADIUM BROMIDE 30- A specific remedy for all kinds of 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