Old Wive's tale wart removal. has anyone heard of this?

@MissAmie (720)
United States
August 10, 2009 11:32am CST
When I was a small kid, maybe 8 or so, i spent one summer with a huge painful wart on the side of my foot. It was back when jellie shoes were cool cause I had a bunch with holes cut out so it wouldn't hurt my wart. ha ha. Well I didn't know anyone in my family could do this kind of healer stuff, but my uncle laid me down on my grandmother's bed. He mumbled a chant or prayer then spit on the wart, rubbed the spit around and I swear it was gone within days. Fast-forward to today...I have a 7 year old with some very small warts on her hands. She's self conscious about them. Does anyone know the spit/chant way?!? Or I've also heard duct tape works. Has anyone tried that?
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@4ofmyown (1124)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I have never heard this but I have heard of the duct tape and putting clear nail polish on them. A previous poster was correct, a wart needs oxygen to live and the tape and polish both basically suffocate it. Somebody told me once to put a piece of banana skin on a wart and cover it with a band-aid and that will do it as well and I had never heard of that.
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@Pose123 (21677)
• Canada
10 Aug 09
Hi MissAmie, It has been a long time since I heard of this sort of thing, but I remember hearing about it when I was a boy. There were several different ways of doing it, but the odd thing is that it worked. I don't know any of the chants but my father told me that he had warts when he was young and was told to take a small potato and touch every wart on his hand with it, he was then to bury the potato. When the potato took root and began to grow, the warts all disappeared. Blessings.
@MissAmie (720)
• United States
22 Aug 09
Well, tomorrow I see my uncle that got rid of my warts. I'm going to ask him to teach me. I know that a boy can't teach a boy and a girl can't teach another girl, and I also heard from someone that you can't teach a member of your family. Hopefully the latter isn't true. My mom says he can draw out fire too. When I asked what the heck drawing out fire is she said it pulls the heat and pain out of burns. I'm really excited about learning. I hope he'll teach me!
@Hatley (110077)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Aug 09
hi missamie today theres a really neat way to get rid of'warts on the feet, or on the hands. take her to your doctor and ask to have laser surgery done on those warts.its painless'and it zaps them out of existance. warts on the feet areoften plantar'warts and need to be zapped with laser, fast, easy p ainless and them'do not return.I can see at seven that she would want them gone.
@twoey68 (13663)
• United States
11 Aug 09
I've never heard of the chant/spit thing your talking about but I have read different articles about how spit is actually very healing for cuts and such. A dog/cat lick is also supposed to heal quickly. Something about the saliva having a lot of germ fighters in it. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@sunshine4 (8712)
• United States
11 Aug 09
I have never heard of the chant or the duct tape before. I do however remember those jelly shoes:). My daughter had a wart and I bought the bandades with the wart remover right on them. They didn't work to good. Isn't your uncle still around so you could get that chant? It would be something if it actually worked again.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
10 Aug 09
We used the duct tape on my daughter's wart, which was on the bottom of her foot. I think it works by keeping the wart from getting air/oxygen. Don't personally believe in the chant thing, but there could be something to the spit. Some chemical reaction maybe.