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Corns are of three kinds: callous spots, soft corns, and corns.
Callous spots may be rubbed or pared down and rubbed with cocoa butter.

Soft corns come between the toes and are very painful. Soak absorbent

cotton in a little turpentine and put between the toes; or sprinkle the

cotton with powdered alum. These corns are supposed to be due to moisture

between the toes and are sometimes cured and often prevented by keeping

ent cotton between the toes. Prevention saves a lot of suffering.

"Just corns" are calloused spots with hard center; pressure on this causes

pain. Soaking in hot water, and shaving off as much of the hardened skin

as can be removed with safety, affords relief. The little hard core should

be taken out.

Precautions. Be sure that your knife, razor, or whatever implement is

used is perfectly clean (sterilized) and avoid drawing blood. If this

happens, use some antiseptic. Cases of blood-poisoning that have resulted

fatally have been caused by such wounds. If you wear colored hose, have

them washed before wearing, as the dye may be injurious.