Try putting some iodine on your toes and nails.
I got bad blood blisters on 4 toes and calluses on the bottom of my feet from a long hike in the summer sun. I soaked my toes in epsom salt and warm water but it didn't help much. So I went to the doctor. She gave me a cream that I had an allergic reaction to.. so I turned to natural remedies.. which I usually end up doing.
I used ACV soaked in a cotton ball for each of my callused feet, taped it on overnight and in the am washed them used a pumice stone and put olive oil or coconut oil on the callused area.. healing nicely now. Unfortunately the toes are loosing the nails one at a time, very upsetting.. I am going to try ACV on cotton balls taped to the toe area overnight and hope for good results. I am beside myself, had nice toe nails for summer got pedicures now just disgusted. No more summer hikes for me.. I'll be happy when my painful feet heal and I can take long walks.
I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to lower high Hematocrit/Hemoglobin. I'm scheduled to have hysterectomy next Wednesday 17th because I have stage I endometrial cancer. Also went to kidney specialist few days after oncologist and gave him compr blood test taken at annual health fair and that shows high hema/hemo for last three years. He said to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery or I could end up on a ventilator for a long time.
Had to go to my regular doc for pre-op blood tests two days later. I asked if they were going to check the H/H and she said the oncologist didn't ask for it. I told her what the kidney dr said and she said that can happen with young people (I'm 70) but high blood count might be a good thing, because I'm going to bleed during surgery. Told her I'd cut back smoking to 1/10th, but didn't see that was going to reduce high count much. She said it should go down quite a bit. (I hope this doesn't sound to eratic, but I'm getting very nervous about this surgery). I've also had to quit vit E because it thins the blood and three days later my lower legs hurt to bad I had a hard time walking.
This morning I got a call from a nurse telling me to come back for more blood work because the hematocrit is very high. They wouldn't tell me how high. In April it was 56.7. Normal is 35.0-49.0. Nine years ago I had D&C and it was high then and that dr said I could have a heart attack while under anesthesia. THAT is what's scaring me.
I am less afraid of ending up on a ventilator for awhile, or even of the cancer getting worse than I am of having a heart attack while on the table.
In the meantime I'm having second thoughts about the vit O I use. It tastes just like hydrogen peroxide. I use it because I have asthma and occasionally when air is bad I get short of breath and this alleviates it. But I'm wondering if that makes the red cell count worse or has any affect at all. Twenty years ago I was diagnosed asthmatic but I keep it under control with herbs and nutrients and this "O" is my "inhaler".
Right now I'm very confused. I'm thinking if I postpone surgery, quit smoking for good for about 1 or 2 months some of those blood calls would die off and I would be better off when I have surgery. I'm also diabetic. I've been juicing carrots and doing my best to follow some of the dietary things to eliminate cancer. My PH is about 6.4, occasionally higher but doubt that will change much because of the cancer.
I asked my doc if they could just take a pint of my blood before surgery because I've known people that live 2 miles high that have too many red cells and doctors take pint of blood every month or two and that helps to thin the blood and they go on for years without major problems. She said she'd never heard of it. Then if I bleed too much, they could give me my own blood back, instead of giving me someone elses. (Makes sense to me)
All the tests I've had, EKG, chest xray, ultrasounds, everything else is OK.
Anybody with any thoughts about this or even had this problem before surgery, I would really appreciate hearing them. Thanks
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
I had a waxing injury on my lower lip that eventually turned into a callus forming on my lip. The fact that I kept picking and trying to exfoliate as vigorously as I can made matters worse. It grow to about a 5 mm callus that stayed for almost 2 years now. My sister said that onions can cure callus on the feet so maybe it would help with the lip as well. so I tried and it worked in 1 week it shrunk to 2mm and is healing beautifully.
Here is the remedy.
Peel an onion. Get a piece of the transparent membrane large enough to cover the whole callus and little bit of the surrounding skin. put the wet sticky side on the callous and make sure there is no air pockets.
It helps if you can prepare the area in advance. No harsh exfoliation. Warm water with little bit oil on a cotton ball to soften the skin. If on feet you can just soak in the water. Gently rub baking soda but be very gentle with lips. Feet may handle being little bit more vigorous. Wash and pat dry, then put on the onion membrane and leave it on as long as you can. Try whole night or if you are staying home you can just walk around with it. Replace the membrane as needed. It will dry out eventually. When not using the membrane moisturize generously and don't pick at it and prevent friction as much as possible.
Here is my theory of how this works. Since callus forms as a defense mechanism of the skin to protect itself from damage or friction harsh exfoliation or scraping the area will never work. It only makes situation worse. Covering the area with thin skin like membrane ensures the body that it no longer needs protection and that the skin is safe. I am sure chemical compound of the onion also plays a healing role but I don't have any expertise on that to explain how. In short once the skin cells are convinced that they don't need to be in the defensive mode they let the new tissue grow and let go of the callus tissue.
Well this is what I have observed in healing the callus on my lip. Now I will try this on little callus on my feet about 7mm. Will try and update with results.
You probably have everything you need for foot calluses - SUPER easy!
- One multi-pack of plain, white, all-cotton socks. (alternatives below)
- 1 pair of plain rubber flip flops, plain "Crocs" or plain rubber boots - I.e. no lining, cork or insole
- 1 large coffee mug
- Oregano - just plain oregano - whatever you have in your spice rack is fine, as is generic
- boiling water
- an eye dropper
Make yourself some oregano tea
- 1 tsp plain old oregano
- 1 cup of boiling water
Let the tea steep for a few minutes.
Add just a little more water and put it in the microwave for 1 minute, on high just to give it another boil with the oregano in it. It will probably boil up so when it's done, you'll want to push the oregano that has come up the sides of your mug back down into the water.
Let it steep and cool. Once cool enough, pour into a bowl of some sort and dip your socks in it.
Wring out the socks so that they're not dripping - you want them wet but not running tea all over the place.
Put the tea soaked socks on and sort of mold them around your feet and between your toes and pull them loose a little bit so that you have enough give at the toe to push the sock down between your big and second toe if you're using flip flops - which just make it so you can walk around in your soaking set socks if you need to.
Wear these for an hour or two, using the eye dropper to keep the socks soaked with the tea.
When you're done with the soak, remove your socks, rubbing your feet as you move them off and then throw them away because they're going to be gross with mushy callous gunk and the more calloused your feet are the more gunk there's going to be.
Use paper towels to wipe off the gunk and wash your feet.
There might still be some callous left, but just leave it alone and repeat the process a couple days later.
I would recommend not using lotion on your feet until the callouses are all gone.
I would also recommend not straining or filtering the tea as it will have a film of oil on the top and it may be psychological but since I was refraining from using lotion, I wanted that oil.
When you wash your feet, you may want to use paper towels instead of a wash cloth. I would not be harsh with the skin of your feet or scrape or brush or anything harsh like that after the soak, just in case there is fungus, virus or bacteria which may leave the skin vulnerable to tearing or otherwise creating a wound of some sort.
An alternative to socks is to cut up an old t-shirt into squares you can wrap your feet in. T-shirt material actually uses less tea because it doesn't soak it up as much.
Don't worry about keeping the tea warm - just use it cold.
I did this because my big toe appeared to have some fungus and because I hadn't done any foot baths or any foot pampering at ALL for several months. I was shocked when the callouses simply wiped away. It was awesome!
I am taking 25,000 IU of beta carotene 2 or three times a week for calluses. And I have had wonderful sucess.
I will try adding a day until I take it at least 5 days a week. The callous that has been hiding under the fold of my little toe came of about week the second week of taking the vitamin A in Beta Carotene form. Thanks so much.
America, New York