zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

How to Remove Soft Corns Between My Toes

by
author image Lillian Downey
A Jill-of-all-trades, Lillian Downey is a certified Responsible Sexuality Educator, certified clinical phlebotomist and a certified non-profit administrator. She's also written extensively on gardening and cooking. She also authors blogs on nail art blog and women's self esteem.
How to Remove Soft Corns Between My Toes
Foot soaks help remove corns. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images

Corns aren't a serious or life-threatening medical condition, but they can be painful and irritating. They happen when skin builds up over a place of increased friction, according to the Connecticut Surgical Group, like where two toes rub together. Some corns are hard and leathery, while others appear soft and moist. The methods you use to treat your corn are the same for both types. Over-the-counter remedies are all most people need, but stubborn corns may require attention from a doctor or dermatologist.

Step 1

Wash your foot with soap and mild water. Use a washcloth or pumice stone to rub away to soft top layer of skin on your corn, if any suck skin is present. Dry your feet with a clean towel.

Step 2

Apply the corn pad to dry skin so your corn rests in the hole in the center. Corn pads cushion the corn so it doesn't rub against the adjacent toe as it heals.

Step 3

Apply a thin layer of salicylic acid gel over your corn. Some corn pads come pre-medicated with salicylic acid. If this is the case, apply the corn pad according to the package directions.

Step 4

Repeat the above processes daily until your corn has healed completely. Moisturize your foot skin on a regular basis, recommends MayoClinic.com, to help prevent future corns. Wear shoes that don't force your toes together and cause extra rubbing and friction.

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

CURRENTLY TRENDING

Demand Media

Our Privacy Policy has been updated. Please take a moment and read it here.