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)
When corns are troublesome make a shield of buckskin leather an inch or two across, with a hole cut in the center the size of the corn; touch the exposed spot with pyroligneous acid which will eat it away in a few applications. Besides this a strong mixture of carbolic acid, and glycerine is good, say one-half as much acid as glycerine. Turpentine may also be used for corns and bunions. A weaker solution of carbolic acid will heal soft corns between the toes. A French medical journal reports the cure of the most refactory corns by the morning and evening application with a brush of a drop of a solution of the perchloride of iron. It states, that after a fortnight’s continued application, without pain, a patient who had suffered martyrdom for nearly forty years was entirely relieved.”
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: buckskin, buckskin leather, bunions, carbolic acid, corn. foot, corns, feet, glycerin, glycerine, housekeeper, iron, leather, perchloride of iron, pyroligneous acid, turpentine | 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)
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.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, bread, corn, corns, lemon | Comment (0)
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)
The bark of the common willow burnt to ashes, mixed with strong vinegar and applied to the parts, will remove all warts, corns, and other excrescences.
Source: The Ladies’ Book of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: ash, bark, corns, excrescence, vinegar, warts, willow | Comment (0)