Kissing Warts Goodbye

Thrive-JeffBell_Close_Cropped_Headshot_10-29-2013OK, I didn’t really kiss the wart.  But it is gone.  Let me back up for a minute here.  When I was 13 years old I badly injured the tip of a finger on my left hand.  My fingernail turned a few ugly colors and eventually fell off.

When it grew back, it had this ugly, inconvenient wart under it.  I tried a number of the common remedies available at the time.  None worked.

Finally I went to see a surgeon who removed the nail and then burned the wart off.  46 years later I still cringe to think about what a painful procedure this was.  Good thing I did not know how much it would hurt before I agreed to have it done.

To add insult to injury, when the fingernail grew back, so did the wart.  Since then I have tried a number of remedies, most of which did nothing at all.  A few seemed to shrink the wart a little, but then it always grew back to its full size, or maybe even a little bigger.

Keep in mind that this was a wart that was mostly underneath a finger nail, so it was hard to treat with anything.  Also, due to its unusual location it was quite a nuisance.  It frequently caused the end of my finger to hurt while doing normal activities such as typing, playing guitar and so on.

Over the years, various doctors have offered to again remove the nail and burn the wart away.  No thank you!

Those of you following my blog know that I have been taking MMS for a while now.  (See my other blog posts about MMS.)  There is plenty of research about using MMS to get rid of warts.  However, I initially assumed that because of its well-protected home under a fingernail, the MMS would not affect it anymore than the other wart remedies had.

About 4 days ago I decided to try the MMS on the wart anyway.  I figured, what the heck – nothing to lose.  So twice a day, as soon as my MMS dose was activated I dipped the end of my finger into it for about 10 seconds.  I then held my finger pointed straight up for about 30 seconds.  I figured I would let gravity help pull the MMS into the wart.

Last night I noticed that the wart was gone!  Amazing!

Here’s my working theory:  We know that MMS blasts viruses very effectively.  Warts are caused by a form of the human papillomavirus, (HPV).  So it makes sense that if there is a way to get the MMS into contact with the wart and keep it there for a little while, the virus will die and the wart will be gone.  In this case the big problem was how to get the MMS in good contact with the wart without removing the fingernail.  I believe the MMS is thin enough and yet has enough surface tension to work its way between the surface of the wart and the underside of the fingernail.  Capillary action is the technical name for this phenomena.

In my case, having the nail there actually helped to get the MMS into more prolonged contact with the wart.  For warts on open skin there is nothing to hold the MMS in place.  For exposed warts another way is needed to get the MMS to remain in contact with the wart for long enough it to be effective.

Look soon on this web site for another blog post and article about using MMS with DMSO.  That seems to be a great way to get rid of open skin warts.

By the way, even though I have lived with that wart for 46 years and was quite attached to it, I don’t miss it.  I won’t be holding a memorial service for it.

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  1. Jordan
    Posted October 18, 2009 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Hey, a while ago I had a bunch of warts around my fingernails, but never under them. A few weeks ago, they seem to have spread to under my fingernails…I have one under each index finger and one under my left thumb nail…When you had the wart, did it make your nail distorted and curvy? And/or for it to grow in layers? For instance, there seems to be a nail growing under a dead nail…Like layers…

    Any recommendation for me?


    • Jeff Bell
      Posted November 2, 2009 at 8:35 am | Permalink

      I have seen a number of warts under and around fingernails. They usually seem to distort the nail, but not always. I do think that MMS is a great way to get rid of most warts, whether under a fingernail or not. (I do not know about using it on genital warts, and I would hesitate because of the delicate tissues involved. Maybe someone else has tried this and can comment on safety and efficacy.)

      Since I wrote the “Kissing Warts Goodbye” blog, I have learned of 2 improvements to the strategy that I used. See my latest blog post “A Faster Way To Show Warts The Door” for details.

      I have seen a number of warts under and around fingernails. They usually seem to distort the nail, but not always. I do think that MMS is a great way to get rid of most warts, whether under a fingernail or not. (I do not know about using it on genital warts, and I would hesitate because of the delicate tissues in volved. Maybe someone else has tried this and can comment on safety and efficacy.)

      Since I wrote the “Kissing Warts Goodbye” blog, I have learned of 2 improvements to the strategy that I used. See my latest blog post “A Faster Way To Show Warts The Door” for details.

  2. Jeff Bell
    Posted June 10, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your comment. I can’t make any guarantees, because there is so much variation between different human beings and how we respoind to things. But it is worth a try. This seems to work most of the time. You might also want to look at my post made on 10/28/2009, called: “An Even Faster Way To Show Warts The Door”. It is a more powerful way to get rid of warts.

    Also, keep in mind that warts are caused by persistant viral infections that distort the way the local tissues grow. So anything you do to boost your immune system will help. For example, I think having an optimal vitamin D level should help. There are other posts and articles on this site about improving one’s immune system. They should help with getting rid of warts and keeping them away. And, of course, it is good for general health to have the immune system as strong as possible.

    I hope this helps you. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further help. My direct e-mail is posted at the end of varius articles on the site. To your great health!

  3. kevin
    Posted June 8, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for sharing. I have a wart on the edge of my index finger. I’ve tried everything with no solution. I’m trying the mms with dmso and i have a couple of questions. should the wart appear larger because it’s fighting back? And also should the wart be sore?

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted June 8, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Permalink


      Those are both good questions. I don’t think it is unusual for the skin around the wart, and maybe even the wart, itself, to get a little irritated. MMS is powerful and with repeated applications it can irritate the skin. It is not likely that the wart is “fighting back” as you put it. More likely the skin is irritated because the MMS is powerful and somewhat irritating to skin. This is when it is not diluted by water, as it would be were you drinking it.

      Very occassionally I have seen warts increase in size before they finally give up and go away. Here is my explanation: As the wart starts to get killed off, the cells that comprise it could get “fooled” into dividing a little faster, which would make it larger. This phase should not last long and the size increase should not be a lot. I would say not over 20%. Then it should start to shrink. If it does not, we ought to have a call so I can ask some questions that might be important.

      It helps to understand what is going on in most warts: The wart is caused by a virus, which modifies the DNA and RNA of the cells that it infects. These modifications cause the cells to either grow abnormally or divide abnormally. The result is the sort of rough, horny surface that often shows up on the skin of a wart.

      So the real thorough way to get rid of the wart is to kill the virus. Local applications of MMS, especially if DMSO is mixed with it to enable the MMS to penetrate below the very surface of the skin, will generally kill the virus locally.

      However, it pays to consider that if warts are plentiful, or if they come back, or if one otherwise seems susceptible to them, that can be a sign that the immune system is not functioning optimally. In such cases there are measures to consider. For example, optimizing vitamin C and B-Complex levels; optimizing vitamin D3 levels, etc. I have protocols for these measures and more. Feel free to contact me for them.

      To your health!

      Jeff Bell

  4. dael
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    My 15 year old son has warts under his fingernails and is due to go in for surgery to have the nails removed so that the warts can be treated, I feel this is a very drastic measure, Please can you tell me what MMS and DMSO are as I would like to try it.


    • Jeff Bell
      Posted January 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

      Hi Dael, I hope I am not too late in responding to this. Please hold up on the fingernail surgery!! You are absolutely right in calling that a drastic measure. It is a much bigger deal than most doctors let on and the recovery is likely to be slow and painful. To add insult to injury there is a good chance that the warts will come back. The root issue, (pun intended), is that warts are caused by a virus that invades the cells and screws up the way that they grow. And if warts are growing on the body and difficult to get rid of and especially if they keep coming back, that is a near certain sign that the immune system needs some help. So the overall approach that is most likely to work and to lead to real health is to address the issues that are preventing the immune system from doing its job, then wait and see if the warts go away. If they do not, then some local measures, such as MMS and DMSO, or perhaps colloidal silver, or some similar measures may be needed. The reason for this is that the areas where warts sometimes tend to grow, like under the fingernails, are areas where the circulation is not so strong. This whole subject is important enough and there are enough different factors involved so that I have myself scheduled to devote a whole blog post to it. Please check back in a couple of days and there should be a lot more information to help you. You can also e-mail me directly if you have more specific questions that I may not have addressed.

      To your great health!

      Jeff Bell

  5. Waldo
    Posted August 11, 2013 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Thanks for this story bro and am sorry about losing your finger. You have a good ending and thats what counts the most!

    • Jeff Bell
      Posted August 25, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

      Hi Waldo,

      Ha, ha! Who said anything about losing a finger? Never happen! Not on my watch!

      To your great health!

      Jeff Bell

  6. Jeff Bell
    Posted June 28, 2015 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for your kind words. I really can’t take any credit for the technical hosting details. All of that goes to the hosting service I use.

    I can and will take credit for the contents. I have devoted 35 plus years to research, practice and sharing what I have learned along with my current learning in the area of natural and alternative health. I do my best to find useful solutions and then to share them.

    This is my mission in life.

    To your great health!


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