Epsom salt: Rich in magnesium sulfate, this salt has proven to soothe rashes, scratches, and forms proteins that improve joint and tissue performance, as well as reduce the brain’s response to pain.
Salicylic acid: This is a keratolytic, meaning it dissolves the protein (keratin) that makes up most of both the corn and the thick layer of dead skin which often tops it.
Available in both drops and applicators, use of these products are gentle and safe for most people.
When to see a doctor:
If your corns and calluses don’t respond to any of the above treatments, consider seeing a podiatrist who can use scalpels to carefully remove bothersome rounds.
They can also fit you with orthotic devices to help redistribute weight on your feet to relieve pressure on corns.