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rightknockered Thu 06-Apr-17 12:30:48

I have come out of winter boots with corns on my toes. I have two on my right foot and one on my left. Don't know what to do, never had them before. (I'm in my 40's, is this an age related thing?)
So what can I do? They don't seem too severe, and I'm not in pain. It's just a vanity thing.
How do I obliterate them? Corn plasters? Recommendations appreciated

rightknockered Thu 06-Apr-17 12:31:52

Will a Newton's chiropody sponge do it, I have a three pack coming from Amazon tomorrow

DearTeddyRobinson Thu 06-Apr-17 12:32:13

You can pumice them, depending on where they are, but I think the best thing to do is go to a chiropodist who will get rid of them with a blade, give your feet a general MOT etc

dietstartstomo Thu 06-Apr-17 12:32:23

Are they the small yellow round things ? I picked mine out !

DearTeddyRobinson Thu 06-Apr-17 12:32:36

Oh those newton sponges are ace btw!

SpaghettiMeatballs Thu 06-Apr-17 18:10:25

I agree with the podiatry advice. I had to see a podiatrist about foot pain and whilst I was there he cut all the hard skin off my feet. They were sooooo soft.

I'm a complete convert to the podiatrist now and have them sort my feet every spring ready for nice looking feet all summer long.

CorporalNobbyNobbs Thu 06-Apr-17 18:13:19

Yep chiropodist is the best. They cut them off. They might get sore and they are very sore!

hugoagogo Thu 06-Apr-17 18:13:54

Compeed do corn plasters which work a treat, after you've worn then for a week or so you can pick the corn out with your fingernails.
Strangely satisfying grin

highinthesky Thu 06-Apr-17 18:15:12

Newton sponges are brilliant for hard skin, but for corns I would recommend softening them up first with an application of salicylic acid. The danger with chiropody knives is how easy it is to get over-enthusiastic with them.

^^Advice applies unless you are diabetic or have peripheral nerve damage, in which case I'd never recommend DIY.

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