Overgrowth of the scarf-skin, due to pressure on certain parts of the foot and toes from ill-fitting boots, the growth pressing on the sensitive true skin and causing much pain.
The treatment consists in wearing boots specially made for avoiding pressure on the affected parts. Relief may be obtained by bathing in hot water and paring, and applying arnica plasters afterwards.
Medicines.-(Two or three times a day.)
When corns pain at changes of the weather; and afterwards Bryonia
Sulph. 6, Calcarea 6, and Lycop. 6.-When these are given according to the temperament of the patient they will lessen the tendency to corns. See CONSTITUTIONS.
Salicyl. acid IX
Painted on the corn at bed-time is a valuable local measure.