Treating Corns Naturally

Corns like calluses develop from an accumulation of dead skin cells on the foot, forming thick, hardened areas. They contain a cone-shaped core with a point that can press on a nerve below, causing pain. Corns are a very common ailment that usually form on the tops, sides and tips of the toes. Corns can become inflamed due to constant friction and pressure from footwear. Corns that form between the toes are sometimes referred to as soft corns.

Some of the common causes of corn development are tight fitting footwear, high heeled footwear, tight fitting stockings and socks, deformed toes, or the foot sliding forward in a shoe that fits too loosely. Soft corns result from bony prominences and are located between the toes. They become soft due to perspiration in the forefoot area. Complications that can arise from corns include bursitis and the development of an ulcer.

There are very simple ways to prevent and treat corns. You should wear properly fitted footwear with extra room in the toe box (toe area). Avoid shoes that are too tight or too loose. Use an orthotic or shoe insert made with materials that will absorb shock and shear forces. Also avoid tight socks and stockings to provide a healthier environment for the foot. Try to steer away from corn removing solutions and medicated pads. These solutions can sometimes increase irritation and discomfort. Diabetics and all other individuals with poor circulation should never use any chemical agents to remove corns.

Essential oils can be a very effective way to treat corns naturally. One of the most popular oils for treating corns is tea tree oil. To use, dip a cotton ball in tea tree essential oil and cover the corn. Secure the cotton in place using gauze or a bandaid. After approximately 2 hours, remove the cotton and clean the corn with a soft tissue. Re-apply a fresh cotton ball soaked in tea tree essential oil over the corn. Repeat the treatment at least 3 times a day for two months.

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Avocado and Black Bean Salad from food.com

PERFECT SALAD FOR SUMMER!!!!

2 -3 avocados, chopped
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (10 ounce) package frozen white corn, cooked and drained
1⁄4-1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
3 roma tomatoes, chopped
1⁄4 cup cilantro, chopped
1⁄2lime, juice of, freshly squeezed
1 dash coarse salt
1 dash olive oil

DIRECTIONS

Mix together all of the above ingredients. I’m an avocado lover, so I use three, but two is good. You can use fresh corn if you prefer and also use as much chopped onion or squeezed lime as you like. In fact, all of the ingredients are to your own liking, use as much or as little as you want. The lime juice helps to keep the avocado from turning brown. Refrigerate for a couple of hours and serve cold. Enjoy!