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Information on Corns and Calluses

Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice

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Corns and Calluses


Areas of thick skin that occur due to rubbing or excessive pressure over a bony prominence.


  • Be careful using medicated pads that are specially formulated to treat corns and calluses. They can be potent and may harm good tissue as well. This could trigger an allergic reaction.
  • Compresses using hot Epsom salts or Footherapy solution from Para Laboratories/Queen Helene may help.
  • If the problem does not go away, your physician may order an x-ray to ensure that there is not a bone spur present.
  • If your doctor has diagnosed you as having diabetes, follow up with either your doctor or a podiatrist. Since poor circulation can be a byproduct of diabetes, this can also affect the feet. Also alert your physician if the area develops an infection.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.

No Nutrients Listed.

Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Goldenseal Extract and Tea Tree Oil
Type: Internal
Purposes: Use alcohol-free goldenseal extract and then switch to Tea Tree Oil to stop the spread of infection and help the healing process to begin.


  • Do not cut the corn away with a knife or sharp object.
  • Make sure your shoes fit properly.
  • Soak your corn in a mixture of mild soap (2 tablespoons) to 1/2 gallon of water for 15 minutes. Dry with a towel and apply 2 drops of Vitamin E to the corn. Then, take a callus file and file the top layer of the corn. Afterwards, clean the corn with water and mild soap wrap with a gauze pad and add moisturizer to the corn area. Perform this 2 times a day.
  • Stay away from sugar, caffeine, fried foods, and meats.
  • To balance the acidity in your system drink juices and eat raw vegetables for 3 days.
  • To ease the pressure of the corn you may use a non-medicated corn pad and apply vitamin E to the corn.