Corns are the most common of all foot problems and come in various forms. The most common are hard corns and soft corns.

Identifying a corn by appearance and symptom:

Hard Corn

  • Raised, shiny dome of whitish or pale yellow thickened skin.
  • Hard cone-shaped centre (nucleus).
  • Found mostly on top of toe joints, has no root.
  • Causes pain when the nucleus presses on the nerve.


  • Occurs due to concentrated pressure on the site.

Treatment for Hard Corns

Soft Corn

  • Pale, softer version of the hard corn (see above).
  • Found in the damp area between toes where skin rubs together.
  • Feels like a very small stone between the toes.

Treatment for Soft and Hard Corns

Carnation Hydro Corn Care available in packs of 10 – gentle and effective way to remove corns without salicylic acid.

Note: People who suffer from diabetes, circulatory disorders and those worried about their feet should always take advice from their Pharmacist, GP or Chiropodist. *TNS Healthcare Transact Data December 2007. †Data from a clinical study. Reference British Journal of Podiatry 2000 3(2)51-55