What are Corns and Callus?
Corn and callus are thick, hard layer of skin that develops when skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure.
Callus is larger than corn.
Corns generally occur on the toes while callus can develop on hands, feet or anywhere on skin.
Corns have a hard center surrounded by inflamed skin due to which pain occurs.
Calluses are generally painless.
Causes of Corns and Callus
- Wearing ill-fitting shoes either loose or tight.
- Wearing shoes without socks.
- Wearing high heeled shoes.
- People who play music instruments or use hand tools also get corns and callus.
When a corn or callus patient consults an allopathic doctor, he prescribes medicated corn caps to apply on affected areas. These corn caps contain salicylic acid which acts by dissolving thick, hard skin.
I have seen in my clinical practice, corn cap is not able to take out the whole corn, as a result it regrows.
When corn cap fails to do its job then the doctor advises surgery; in surgery corn is taken out completely with deep healthy margin of tissue.
Patients for corns and callus who consult us have already had allopathic treatment but still their problem continues.
There are amazing remedies for corns and callus in homeopathy which removes the corn and callus from its root without any side effects and with zero recurrence.
Number of Medicines
There are around 165 medicines in homeopathy for corns and callus which are amazingly effective.
Now which of these medicines are to be given, in how much potency, how many times in a day – this is a complicated process which only a highly qualified and experienced doctor can do.
A sensible doctor never prescribes on the name of the disease corns and callus. He takes complete history of the patient, then studies his symptoms properly.
After this, he selects the medicines keeping in mind the susceptibility of the patient and decides upon the potency and repetition of medicines.
While treating corns and callus I prescribe for one month and then review the patient after that. Every month the case is studied again thereby finetuning the medicines and their potencies.
Nothing is fixed in homeopathic treatment; remedies change according to the condition of the patient.
Name of Medicines
Friends, in this blog I have not named any medicines, nor I have promoted medicines of any company; because by doing so I will be playing with your health and may harm you. A sane doctor will never do this.
Top 5 Tips for Corns & Callus – Lifestyle and Home Remedies
Patients regularly ask me what else they can do apart from taking my homeopathy treatment for speedy recovery.
- Wear well fitted shoes which should not be too tight or too loose.
- Do not wear shoes without socks.
- Wear gloves while using instruments and tools.
- Soak feet or hands in warm water to soften them; this also relieves pain.
- Moisturize your hands and feet at least twice a day.