To Get Rid of a Wart, Rub a Potato on It

Rubbing a potato on a wart and burying the spud in the ground does one thing: It sows a potato plant. The only way to get rid of a wart is with medicine. Warts are caused by viruses. Some viruses may be herpes, many may be contagious, and a few may be precancerous. This is why “a change in a wart or mole” is one of the warning signs of cancer and should be immediately referred to a physician.

The potato may be referred to a chef.

Also, frogs and toads have nothing to do with warts, but they may have something to do with Budweiser.

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