I was literally disabled by my corn(s) today. Reluctantly, I couldn't complete my last hour- the pain was blinding. Flashes of light accompanied every other step. Again, physicality is no joke in the performance realm...
Foot Care Home Remedies:
1. Aspirin ~ Good old aspirin is excellent for ridding the painful corn. Combining two aspirins with three drops of water will create a healing dose of corn remover. Place mixture directly onto corn and keep in place with a band aid and preferably overnight. Repeat process until corn breaks down and heals completely.
2. Lemon ~ A small piece of the lemon flesh directly applied to a corn overnight and secured by a band aid or cotton ball can bring relief within a few days.
3. Castor Oil ~ An age-old golden home remedy is castor oil. Directly applying the oil up to 3 times daily will speed corn into hardening, making it easier to slough off with a pumice stone. Castor oil is reportedly one of the quicker methods, only taking 3-4 days healing time.
4. Baking soda and lime ~ An equal mixture combining baking soda, juice from a lime and water. Apply directly onto corn ever night for 5-7 days. Corn will naturally dry out and flake off. Be very careful not to allow solution to contact surrounding areas. A cotton ball between corn and other toe can be used to keep area separate.
5. Pineapple ~ A small piece of pineapple equal to the size of the corn and placed directly onto corn over night will alleviate pain and quicken healing to a week or so.
6. Apple cider and tea tree oil combo ~ Following a good foot soak in very warm water and a baking soda mix, apply apple cider vinegar directly onto corn using a cotton ball, apply pressure for about 5 minutes in order to soften corn. Allow corn to air dry for a minute or so and then directly apply a cotton ball with tea tree oil. Do not rinse off. The corn should air dry and will easily fall away within a few days.
7. Papaya ~ Papaya has natural healing and sloughing properties that are a corn's worst enemy. A small piece of fresh papaya or a dab of papaya juice applied overnight to the corn will naturally help corn fall away.
8. Chamomile Tea ~ A foot bath comprised of very warm water, chamomile tea and epsom salt will be incredibly therapeutic and aromatically soothing. It's also a great way to soften a hard corn.
9. Chalk ~ Crush a piece of chalk to a fine powder and mix with a little water to form a thick paste. Apply to the corn to lessen pain and dissolve the corn gently.
10. Vinegar ~ Soak a cotton ball with vinegar and apply with a little pressure to the sore corn. If possible for 24 hours. This has actually been able to pull the corn out by it's root, making it especially healing.