Mix together a little Indian meal and cold water, till it is about the consistence of thick mush. Then bind it on the corn by wrapping a small slip of thin rag round the toe. It will not prevent you from wearing your shoe and stocking. In two or three hours take it off, and you will find the corn much softened. Cut off as much of it as is soft with a penknife or scissors. Then put on a fresh poultice, and repeat it till the corn is entirely levelled, as it will be after a few regular applications of the remedy; which will be found successful whenever the corn returns. There is no permanent cure for them.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: corn, corns, feet, foot, indian meal, leslie, mush, poultice, rag, toe | Comment (0)
Bathe the corn in warm water, with a sponge, on going to bed, until it has become tender ; then wet the corn with a bit of slackened potash, or some caustic of potash, or with a very strong ley. Repeat two or three times.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: caustic of potash, corn, corns, feet, foot, ley, potash, prescott, skin, sponge | Comment (0)
Place red-hot coals in a vessel and throw upon them a handful of corn meal. Hold the feet in the dense smoke, renewing the coals and meal till the pain is relieved. This has been known to make very marked cures, when all other remedies have failed.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, chilblain, chilblains, coal, corn, corn meal, cornmeal, feet, foot, smoke | Comment (0)
Take two pounds corn meal and one pound Plaster of Paris.
Mix thoroughly and place where they congregate.
The above is very effective and is less dangerous than any other I know of.
Source: Tested Formulas and Useful House and Farm Recipes, T. KennyFiled under Remedy | Tags: corn, corn meal, cornmeal, kenny, mouse, plaster, plaster of paris, poison, rat, rodent | Comment (0)
Dress them every night with turpentine. After a fortnight or three weeks of this treatment, the corns, with their roots, will “tumble out.”
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, corn, corns, feet, foot, skin, turpentine | Comment (0)
A piece of lemon, or stale bread moistened with lemon juice, bound on a corn will cure it. Renew night and morning. The first application will produce soreness, but if treatment is persisted in for a reasonable length of time a cure will be effected.
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Two drachms potash and 1 drachm salt of sorrel. Mix into a fine powder. Put on enough to cover the corn for four successive nights, binding it on with a cloth.
Corns can often be cured by paring them down and rubbing on a little strong vinegar or acetic acid every night. Each morning, rub them over with lard or olive oil.
The latest cure for soft corns is this: Wash and dry the foot thoroughly, and put on a sprinkling of dry sulphur night and morning for several weeks, and a cure is assured.
Source: Mrs Owens’ Cook Book and Useful Household Hints, Frances OwensFiled under Remedy | Tags: acetic acid, corn, corns, feet, foot, lard, olive oil, owens, potash, sorrel, sulphur, vinegar | Comment (0)