Warts on a Child’s Fingers
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Tom Cedar
Posted on: September 13, 2003

My 10yr old daughter has warts on her fingers. Any suggestions?

Warts are usually caused by a virus, so should be controlled both externally and internally. Internally, the diet should be high in vitamins and minerals, from fresh fruit and vegetables, to support the immune system to fight the virus.

Mary Bove, in "An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants", recommends using antiviral herbs, like lemon balm, licorice, St. John’s wort or thuja internally. Externally, Bove recommends the following: apply a patch over the wart cut from a fresh banana peel, with the inner peel next to the skin; cover it with a Band Aid and leave overnight. Repeat for 3 nights. On the fourth night put a few drops of tea tree oil, or liquid beta-carotene, or a mixture of equal parts of witch hazel tincture, greater celandine tincture and thuja tincture, on the wart before applying the banana peel. Continue for 2 to 3 weeks. The wart should turn black as it begins to die.

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