Updated: Jul 30, 2020
Apply petroleum jelly to my hardened, thick skin? Soak my feet in beer? Expect the unexpected. If you’re looking for ways to treat corns and calluses on your feet at home, you’ve come to the right place!
Just because no one wants to drink it, doesn’t mean it needs to go to waste. In fact, there are spas dedicated entirely to beer baths. Try soaking your corns and calluses in this syrupy mixture to remove these difficult patches of dead skin! A beer bath can even help to alleviate symptoms of athlete’s foot and fight fungal infections.
Not quite ready to take the beer bath leap? Try your hand—or feet—at using deodorant or petroleum jelly. These substances can be applied to problem areas before slipping into your sneakers. They create a barrier and reduce the amount of friction that leads to corns and calluses.
Are you feeling a little more old school? Try simply keeping consistent with personal pedicures. Keep your toenails trimmed. Long toenails can cause your toes to rub against one another or even rub against your shoes, creating unwanted friction.
The moment you begin to feel resistance or discomfort, take a moment to apply a bandage or shift your socks. Get to the source of the problem before it becomes a much larger issue. As always, if you have persistent corns or calluses that won’t cease, contact Gulf South Foot and Ankle LLC here in Metairie, LA. You can make an appointment with us by calling (504)-708-4810 or by using our online contact page. From eliminating calluses to combating corns, we can help get your feet in tip-top shape.