The Princess and the Pea
A beautiful young woman shows up at a castle gate (on a stormy night, of course), and says that she’s a Princess looking for a place to spend the night. The Prince had been searching far and wide for a bride, but none of the women he found were “princess enough” for him. He wanted a genuine Princess.
The Queen made up a bed with twenty mattresses and put a pea underneath the pile. The Princess climbed up and went to sleep and in the morning she was asked how she slept.
She said that she had slept very badly and was black and blue all over. This was proof the she was a real Princess, because nobody but a real Princess could be that sensitive. So the Prince married her and the pea was placed in the Royal Museum.
Why we’re telling you this story
We think that when Hans Christian Andersen might have been inspired to write The Princess and the Pea at a time in his life when he was suffering from corns on his toes. Corns are as small as peas and yet they cause a lot of discomfort.
Why Corns on Toes are so Painful
Corns form on your toes to protect you. If your shoes or socks keep rubbing up against the bony part of your toes, or if your toes rub against each other, your body responds by building up layers of skin to protect your toes from the rubbing. Corns are often hard and push into the toe, which can make corns very painful.
Removing Corns on Toes
A safe and easy product for removing corns on toes is CornStick®. Just put a thin layer of CornStick® on top of the corn, cover it with a soft bandage and let it get to work.
CornStick® contains salicylic acid which breaks down the layers of the corn until it disappears. As the corn decreases in size, the healing begins and the pain and discomfort diminishes.
CornStick® goes on dry, so you can put it directly on the corn. If some gets on surrounding skin, just wipe it off. CornStick® contains the maximum amount of salicylic acid you can find in an over-the-counter corn remover.
Our family has been making CornStick® for more than 50 years. It has been used by millions of satisfied customers, many of whom have written us telling of their great success with CornSTICK®. CornSTICK® is available on-line and in CVS and Rite Aid stores around the country.
Hans Christian Andersen The Princess and the Pea http://hca.gilead.org.il/princess.html
Illustration by Edmund Dulac The Princess and the Pea 220px-Edmund_Dulac_-_Princess_and_pea.jpg
Corns and Calluses http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001232.htm
Corns, Types of Corns http://www.healthcommunities.com/corns/overview.shtml