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What exactly is a toe corn and is there a natural treatment?

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A corn is a small patch of dead, thick skin with a packed center that can be treated naturally, according to WebMD. Corns typically appear on either the side or top of the toes, and most disappear when friction against them stops.

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There are a number of natural remedies for corns, states HowStuffWorks. Baking soda is a natural treatment for corns. Take 3 tablespoons of baking soda, stir it in a basin of warm water and soak the foot. Soaking the toe in chamomile tea is also a natural corn treatment. Though it may dye the foot, the color is easily removed with soap and water.

Vinegar is a natural treatment for corns, explains HowStuffWorks. The corn eventually disappears over time when a vinegar-soaked cotton ball is placed on it overnight. The next morning, use a pumice stone to remove the corn gently. Regular moisturizing at night followed by a pumice stone in the morning is also a good way to remove corns. It is important to keep the feet dry when treating corns, so use cornstarch to keep moisture at bay. For corns that are painful, ice helps ease the pain and the swelling, but ensure the area is dry following the ice treatment.

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