A soft corn develops in between toes, rather than on the toe like the other type of corn (hard corns). It's usually pea sized and can look like a little bump, a blister, or an open sore. Soft corns develop from toes rubbing together. Shoes that are too tight shoes, socks or stockings. If your feet sweat excessively, that will make the problem worse.
The best way to treat soft corns is to:
- Get fitted for shoes to make sure they properly fit your feet
- Make sure your socks or stocking aren't too tight, especially around your toes
- Wear antiperspirants on your feet and wear cotton or liquid absorbing socks if you sweat a lot
- There are pads available to protect the toe and soft corn
- If you are diabetic, you should see a doctor immediately so it does not get infected
If the soft corn gets worse or does not get better, you should see a podiatrist.