If you have warts, save yourself a little cash and learn how to remove warts on hands with potatoes. Warts are non-cancerous skin growths that are caused by the human papilloma virus or HPV, and are contracted through direct and indirect contact with humans. Common warts usually grow on the back of the hands and around the fingernails. Warts can disappear without treatment for children, but they do not easily disappear for adults. One home remedy you can try yourself is removing the warts on your hands with potatoes.
What you will need:
- Potatoes (The type of potato is irrelevant.)
- Cut the potato and rub it on the wart. Rub the wart with a potato before you go to bed every night. Continue this process for one or two weeks. The potatoes must be fresh-cut before each use in order for the process to work correctly.
Rubbing the wart with the potato will kill the wart. The wart will turn black and eventually fall off. The virus causing the wart has a negative reaction to the acid in the potato, which kills it.
- If the wart reappears, see a doctor. HPV remains within the cells, and if not treated properly, the wart will reappear. In order to rid yourself of the wart completely, you need to discuss options and methods with an expert. The most common medial treatment for warts is cryotherapy where the wart is frozen. This method is relatively painless, but often has to be repeated in three-week intervals.
Although using potatoes to cure warts has been shown to work successfully, it is still considered a "folk remedy". If this method does not work within one month, see a professional.