Corns & Calluses - Symptoms, Treatment, Homeopathic Remedies
Using Homeopathy for Corns and Calluses/h2>
Corns or calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin resulting from persistent friction or pressure. Although not a serious condition, corns can be painful and unsightly, and do not always readily heal.
Corns generally form on hands or feet (especially the tops or sides of toes) that are prone to be rubbed or pressured. The presence of bunions or bone deformities can be a contributing factor to corn formation.
Treatment includes removing or modifying the source (object or activity) that caused the corn to form, such as an ill-fitting shoe or repetitive motions like using hand tools; using pads to protect the affected area; and perhaps rubbing the area with a pumice stone. Complications such as an infection or ulcer sometimes arise; the danger is greater for diabetics. If the corn does not subside, then treatment options include trimming the callus, applying a 40% salicylic acid patch, antibiotic medications, shoe inserts, or, in very rare cases, surgery to correct the bone misalignment causing the problem.
Conventional Treatment Treats the Symptoms Not the Cause
Conventional medicine addresses corns once they develop, but a homeopathic approach is especially useful for those with a tendency to get corns. Homeopathy will treat the underlying physical and constitutional issues that contribute to this propensity. A skillful practitioner will select a homeopathic remedy that will diminish the corns' symptomatic pain and also reduce their incidence.
Homeopathy Matches Your Individual Symptoms to a Homeopathic Remedy So You Feel Better Right Away
The selection of appropriate homeopathic remedies for the treatment of corns/calluses involves diverse factors such as where the corn is situated, whether it's inflamed, the color and texture of the skin, and how sensitive it is. Homeopathic remedies for corns include Antimonium crudum, Arnica, Camphor, Ferrum picricum, Graphitis, Lyco, Nat.mur, Phytolacca, Ran. Scleratus, Ruta, Silicea, Sulphur, and Thuja.