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Medical Uses For Duct Tape: Warts and Calluses

Nurse Colleen tells us a story…

I had a patient remind me the other day on how to smother warts and remove calluses.

He had gone on a Caribbean holiday, and he had a big callous on his foot which was rubbing on his sandals. He did not have a Band-Aid but had some black duct tape in his suitcase.

He applied it to the callus, and lo and behold, at the end of their one-week holiday, the callus was gone.

Yep, it is true. If you apply duct tape to a callus or wart after a few weeks it falls off and takes your problem with it.