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Corn: Homeopathic Treatment

Written by
Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Jul 05, 2018 and last reviewed on Oct 15, 2019   -  1 min read


The thickened and raised skin commonly seen in the soles of the hands and feet are called corns. This article explains the homeopathic approach to treat them and ways to reduce the pain.

Corn: Homeopathic Treatment

Corns are thick and hard layers of skin formed when the skin tries to protect itself from pressure and friction. Generally, they develop on the feet and toes or hands and fingers. It gives discomfort. By simply eliminating the cause like pressure and friction, the corns may disappear.

Sometimes, if the patient is diabetic or has a poor blood supply, it causes a greater risk of complications from corns. In that case,it should be treated under the supervision of a doctor.

Corns have a hard center and surrounding inflamed skin. These are present on the non-weight-bearing areas of the feet. Those are at the tops and sides of the toes or in between toes. Rarely, they may be present at weight-bearing places as well.

Causes for Corns

  1. Tight-fitting footwear.
  2. High-heeled footwear.
  3. Deformed toes.
  4. Foot sliding forward due to shoes that fit too loosely.
  5. Bony prominence located between fingers.
  6. Perspiration of foot.
  7. Skipping socks.

Tips to Treat Corn at Home

  1. Soak the corn in warm water for about 10 minutes or until it becomes soft.
  2. With the help of a pumice stone, file the corn gently with circular or sideways motions to remove the dead skin.
  3. Apply moisturizing oil or cream to the area.
  4. Use padding to protect from further irritation.
  5. Use proper size shoes.
  6. Trim the toenails properly.
  7. Commonly, corns gradually disappear when pressure and friction stop.


Homeopathic Treatment

Along with homeopathic treatment, certain simple precautions should be taken for existing corns which are given above.

According to the totality of the symptom, Antimonium Crudum, Graphitis, Sulphur, Silica, Lycopodium, etc. may be prescribed.

For more information consult a homeopathic physician online -->


Last reviewed at:
15 Oct 2019  -  1 min read




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