Are you feeling small but very painful lump on your foot? Confused …! that is it corn and Plantar Warts ? Well you need not to be….!
These two common foot problems are very difficult to recognize whether the bump on the feet is a wart or a corn. So, let’s have a brief description for both the terms: a wart and a corn.
This post completely emphasizes on what these ‘Corn’ & ‘Plantar Wart’ is. And most importantly how to treat them well naturally and easily…!
What Are Corns?
Corns are the tender, dead skin, round patches with a painful center core. It is caused by friction and excessive pressure on the foot. These are generally developed on the areas that have thinner skins.
What Are Warts?
Foot warts, or plantar warts, are much similar like corn but it contains blood in round patches. The blood supply gives it a look of a skin tuff or deformity. People who live much in warm climate often encounter this wart issue on their foot.
Are Corn And Warts Easy To Remove?
Corns are easy to remove as compared to warts. Since Plantar Wart have a blood supply and nerve system so they are much painful and harder to remove. Prevention and reduction of corns can be done through the reduction of chafing in shoes; whereas, warts caused by HPV reoccur. Since HPV can’t be removed completely with wart treatment.
What’s The Key Differences Between Plantar Wart And Corn?
- Wart is a skin condition that appears commonly on the feet’s soles and can also appear on the other parts of body like arms, fingers, legs, etc.
- Warts are usually appears reddish in color but they are also sometime it also appears white and grey in color.
- It is contagious foot problem so it get easily inflamed and infected too.
- Corn originates because of the extreme pressure on skinny or bonny part of the foot.
- Those who wear tight fitting sandals or high heeled shoes will experience such skin pressure which further causes inadequate blood circulation that leads to cause corns.
- Corn doesn’t itch or bleed; they are actually thick and hardened dead skin.
- The pain is caused when direct pressure is applied over corn during walking or standing.
- They are non-contagious and can be cured easily if treated correctly.
Home Remedies For Corns And Plantar Warts Treatment
1#Apple Cider Vinegar
Is Apple Cider Vinegar Effective In Treating Corn And Warts?
Apple Cider Vinegar is another very excellent tried and tested remedy for treatment of corn and warts on feet. In general, apple cider vinegar is believed to treat warts and corns in the following ways:
- Apple Cider Vinegar is high in acidity level which helps in softening if the hardened skin.
- It’s antifungal and anti-bacterial properties effectively work for reducing the risk of infection.
- The vinegar burns and destroys the infected skin which ultimately helps the warts or corn to fall off.
How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Treat Warts & corns?
To use apple cider vinegar for treating Plantar Warts and corns is very easy. So just follow down these steps:
1) Mix 2 parts of apple cider vinegar in one part of water.
2) Now soak a cotton ball in this solution.
3) After then apply the cotton ball directly on the affected area.
4) Now cover the affected area with the tape or bandage, keeping the cotton ball over the corn or wart for whole night.
5) Take away the cotton ball and bandage.
6) Do this regularly on the night before going to bed until the corn or wart fall off.
- Mix equal proportion of apple cider vinegar and water in a bucket.
- After then dip your foot into it for around 15 minutes every day.
- Wash off the skin completely after the procedure.
2# Phyllanthus Fraternus Leaves
Phyllanthus fraternus is high medicinal value plant. It is a weed so you can easily get it along roadside, in fields, and wastelands. To use Phyllanthus fraternus for treating corn and warts , follow these steps:
- Use only the leaves of Phyllanthus fraternus.
- After crushing it in your crusher, just apply the paste on your affected area.
- Do this regularly for a month it will surely show best result.
Give a gentle massage after apply it on the affected area. Massage in the outside, preferably with a pumice stone or any scrubber. Exfoliating the affected area helps in softening of the cell and eventually removes off the dead skin cell forming corns or warts on feet.
Another very effective remedy for corn or Plantar Wart treatment is lemon. As the citrus acid content in the lemon helps in easy softening of the hard skin caused by corn the warts.
How To Use Lemon For Corn And Wart Treatment:
Apply the fresh lemon juice over the affected area and let it dry on their own. Repeat this procedure at least 3 times a day.
Soak 2 pieces of cloves in 1 tbsp of lemon juice for 15 minutes. Now remove the cloves and rub the lemon juice over the affected area. Repeat this process several times a day.
Turpentine oil is high in antiseptic content. This oil penetrates easily into the skin and thus works faster to heal.
How To Use Turpentine oil For Corn And Wart Treatment:
Wrap some ice cubes in a thin cotton cloth and massage on the affected area for 2 minutes. Completely dry the area and then rub some turpentine oil on the corn.
After then apply the bandage over it and let it there for overnight. Do this regularly before going to bed.
- In bowl take ¼th cup of extra -virgin coconut oil, 1 tbsp of turpentine oil and 2 tbsp of camphor oil. Slightly warm this mixture in the microwave. After then let the mixture to get cool down.
- Now soak your feet in slightly warm water for few minutes and then dry it out using the towel. After then apply the mixture on the affected area. And store the rest in a air tight container for later use
- Be regular with this remedy until the corn or warts come out.
Licorice is an ayurvedic ingredient to treat corn or Plantar Wart. Its amazing healing and medicinal property make it most recommended option to treat several of the foot skin problems.
- Mix 1 tbsp of licorice powder with enough mustard oil to make a thick paste.
- Now apply this thick paste over the affected area in the night time before going to bed..
- Over it apply the bandage so that it will be there for the whole night at least.
- In the next morning, remove off the bandage and wash the affected area with lukewarm water.
- Repeat this every night until the corn gets soft and reduces to small in size.
- Soak your feet in an Epsom salt warm water bath to get instant relief from the sharp pain of corn and Plantar Wart.
- Apply protective covering of pads over the corn or wart to decrease the friction or pressure on skin.
- Don’t forget to keep the affected area moisturized. For that always apply some good moisturizer like coconut oil, olive oil or cocoa butter to dry corns or warts to soften them.
- Always wear some properly fitted and comfortable shoes.
- Avoid wearing flip flop sandals and going barefoot outside.
- Always trim your nails as this prevent putting extra pressure on toes.
- Make a habit of cleaning your foots properly before going to bed at night.
- Don’t cut or shave corn or warts as this raise the chance of infection.
All the above mentioned remedies and tips will help you in treating the corn and Plantar Wart naturally an easily but you have to be patient while trying it. But if you are a diabetic patient and your problem is getting painful day by day then it’s better to consult with the doctor.