Callus Removal Using Aspirin:
Crush aspirin tablets and mix them with lemon juice and water. Apply as a paste, wrap, and wait 10 mins. Scrape with a pumice stone. Avoid if allergic to aspirin.
Baking Soda Paste:
Mix baking soda with water, and apply regularly to calluses for healing.
Mix chamomile tea or tea tree oil in water, and soak calluses to dry skin.
Rub feet with cornstarch to keep them dry, and prevent and soothe calluses.
Soak a cotton ball in vinegar, tape it to the callus overnight, and rub it with a pumice stone.
Pineapple Enzyme Treatment:
Place pineapple peel over callus, wrap, and repeat nightly. Pineapple juice can help too.
Stale Bread Method:
Soak stale bread in apple cider vinegar, tape to callus overnight, and wrap with plastic wrap and sock.
Aloe Overnight Softening:
Apply aloe leaf or gel, cover with bandage, and soften callus for filing.
Vitamin A and E Oil:
Prick the vitamin capsule, and apply oil to the callus before sleep until healed.
Creams and Petroleum Jelly:
Use creams with salicylic acid, urea, or ammonium lactate. Soften with petroleum jelly, and wear socks or gloves for moisture sealing.
Why do calluses appear?
Calluses develop as a protective response to skin friction. They typically emerge on hands, feet, and between fingers. Visiting a doctor isn’t always necessary; you can address the root cause yourself.
Do I need a doctor to remove them?
Typically, once the callus’s cause is known, self-care can prevent its growth. Yet, home treatment risk is higher for conditions like diabetes. Seek medical help if you’ve diabetes, delicate skin, infection risk, pain, abnormal bone structure, or ineffective home remedies.