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What can i use for calluses and corns if i don't have a doctor?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Stone , padding: Use stone or ped egg to thin area, pad area with felt strips and wear shoes which do not put pressure on areas.
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
And sometimes soaking the area in water beforehand makes it easier to "hone" them down.
Mar 2, 2012
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology 54 years experience
Prevent rubbing: Callouses and corns are the body's way of responding to friction and rubbing. They are common on the feet, when one toe rubs against another toe, or against a tight shoe. So, the first thing is to cover and protect the areas that are being rubbed with a piece of cotton or a bandaid, and then use a cream with urea and/or Hydrocortisone to soften the corn. It will take months to get better.
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