Strong sulphuric acid is occasionally used as a caustic to venereal sores, warts and malignant growths.
The tentacles may number many hundreds or may be very few, in rare cases only one or two, or even absent altogether; they may be long and filamentous, or short and reduced to mere knobs or warts; they may be simple and unbranched, or they may be feathery in pattern.
It may be employed to destroy warts or small growths, to reduce exuberant granulations or it may be applied to bites.
There are also three small warts on each side of the face, the largest of which is just below the eye and carries long bristles.
The same may be said of the lineal descendant of savage medicine - the magical leech-craft of European folk-lore; cures for toothache, warts, &c., act in spite of the disbelief of the sufferer; how far incredulity on the part of the healer would result in failure is an open question.