can be symptomatically self-treated at home. Medical consultation is required for pain and other complications. However, patients with diabetes or blood circulation problems should seek medical attention for treatment and should not attempt to treat the corn themselves as it may become infected.
- Wear correct-sized footwear, gloves, socks or shoe insoles in order to protect the skin. Use a pumice stone to rub away any thickening skin after soaking it in warm water.
- Use a keratin dissolving medication (such as salicylic acid) to reduce the thickness corns.
- In serious cases, a minor operation or laser surgery may be needed to alleviate troublesome corns.