Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- ACV, Garlic and Iodine
- Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Garlic
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Bag Balm
- Banana Peels
- Bloodroot Paste
- Castor Oil
- Castor Oil and Baking Soda
- Castor Oil and Baking Soda Paste
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Sore Medicine
- Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide
- Garlic, Sea Salt
- General Feedback
- Herbal Creams
- Horse Tail Hair
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Iodine, Tea Tree Oil
- Malt Vinegar, Vitamin C Powder
- Remedies Needed
- Salycilic Acid
- Scratch and Apply Salt
- Ted's Mole Theory
- The String Method
[SIDE EFFECTS] 08/03/2012: Timothy from Karachi, Sindh: "I applied garlic for 3 to 4 days and peeled it off in the end... The skin under the mole is puffed and red... Wht should I ..."
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[YEA] 10/27/2007: Mike from Chicago: "I've had mixed results with castor oil. Some moles would shrink in size instantly and others would take a few months. Some moles were not affected at all. I heard that mixing castor oil and baking soda would work well together, but it didn't help me at all."
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
[YEA] 03/28/2009: Mary Jane from Hollywood, CA: "I've got an enormous of moles and a few skin tages. I was so excited to read that I can get rid of them so easily! I always thought they were permanent. And the one that the derm. removed a few years ago left a 'burn' scar, and cost me $120 (they didn't mention this beforehand either) I've been ridding them with the Castor Oil/Baking soda paste method. I read the AC-Vinegar works well, but since I had the whole bottle of Castor Oil, and I find that it does not burn the skin around the mole or skin tag, I am using this as my initial attack on the moles. I have a little advice for anyone curious about this method. It is basically very similar to the AC-Vinegar method, but just want to add a few helpful tips. I am still learning myself, as I realize that one method alone may not rid every mole I have.
For the purpose of these tips, I'll state that one 'application' would be considered 4-8 hours, which can typically be done during a workday or a night of sleep.
1. For the first 1-3 applications, nothing new might be noticed. This is usual.
*I've read that the ideal consistency is that of 'gum', and this has worked best for me. So make it more on the moldable side rather than too runny. You should be able to almost roll it into a little ball and stick it on the mole. This is also better so that the mixture doesn't leak out too quickly.
2. For faster results, 'score' the mole or skin tag (scraping lightly with a needle, toothpick or nail file) prior to each application.
**Please note that this will make the mole more tender and a red or irritated area will usually develop around the mole due to distress from the scoring. If your mole is in a visible place (on the face or neck) you may not want to score it. In my own case, I'd let them dry and scab up and apply light makeup since they were near my face or neck...and I was still presentable during the treatment! This won't hamper the treatments, it just takes more time. Either way, it should take only 1-2 more applications to get to the next phase.
3. Once you start to feel a slight tingling or burn, this means the mole is moving into the 'disintegration' phase. I imagine it as if the paste is literally eating away at the mole, at least that is what it feels like, and looks like afterwards. The burn doesn't have to occur for the treatment to be effective. I've so far only noticed it on moles, but not with skin tags. Sometimes I will place light pressure with my finger on the area if the tingling starts to subside, to make the most of the application. I feel that this helps to really dig in there and pulverize that thing! It simply feels like a tiny sunburn; and you will likely gain a tolerance for it.
4. I've noticed that some (bigger or raised) moles seem to be full of blood, and this disintegration phase will often look like a blood bath (sorry but that's really what it looks like) when you take the bandaid off, so take care when wearing an application if you are going to be out in public or with friends. Other moles just seem to flatten without the blood, but it's still good to be cautious during this phase, in case of a leaking bandaid. Nothing appealing about that!
5. Once the mole has significantly been disintegrated, use your judgment about peeling it off, or letting it heal. It seems each case is different, and there seem to be no firm method of what to do from here, so go with what you feel. Sometimes I let the mole rest for a day or two so I can truly determine what kind of progress has been made. Other times I just keep going at it. It's often hard to tell if the mole is gone, when there is a scab area, hence the uncertainty.
6. I also read that treating more than one mole at a time is not the best idea, because your immune system is aiding in fighting it off. I attacked quite a few big moles in the past few weeks, and I certainly have had some spells of fatigue that came out of nowhere; just something to note.
In any case, I won't hesitate to try different methods, or perhaps even switch methods mid-treatment. I am covered with plenty of 'beauty' marks, and once the big ones are completely addressed, I'll still be at this for awhile!"
[YEA] 01/15/2009: John from Anderson, SC USA: "Remove skin tags, moles, etc: A Cayce Remedy that worked for me was mixing castor oil and baking soda into a paste and apply cover with a bandaid is necessary refresh it till it disappears.Worked every time. John"
[YEA] 03/15/2007: Brad from Durham, NC: "Blood Root Paste did indeed remove a few moles from me. Each mole took a bout a week. It can be a bit uncomfortable and painful for a few days when it swells up. This method supposedly uses your own immune system. Those with auto immune systems may wish to consider this fact.
Since it became hard to find, I can also testify to Edgar C's baking soda and Castor oil method. (The Castor oil is Cold Pressed. Found in Health food Stores.Not the normal type found in Drug stores.) Scratching or pricking the mole, then applying a paste of the two ingredients, and covering with a bandage. The first mole I tried with this method was gone in 3 days ( takes a bout a week to heal after that.) I have 2 that are being treated right now. They are in the "blister" swollen stage on day 2. That can be a bit painful...but they should be gone in the next 2 days... This is suppose to work with warts as well. It did indeed get rid of a very, very small one on my penis.. it felt like a grain of salt under the skin... this took about 12 days... A much bigger wart on my toe that I have had for almost 10 years has not seen results yet, after 12 days... So it may be a stronger,older wart, or the method just might work better on Moles? Either way , it does seem to work on both."Replies
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/07/2008: Julie from Las Vegas, Nevada USA replies: "I tried the castor oil and baking soda method. I read on another site to mix it to the consistency of gum. I put it on and it immediately started burning! The burning got so bad, I finally had to wash it off."
Castor Oil and Baking Soda Paste
[YEA] 10/06/2010: D. Ron from Madison, Wi: "This seems to work for most skin issues such as skin tags, moles, warts, even skin cancer (removes the lesion/roots but does not heal the cancer):
Mix Castor oil with baking soda. Make into a paste, like tooth paste. Dab on the lesion and cover with a band-aid. Continue doing this until lesion fall off. Be patient. The area will heal without any scaring. Edgar Casey first recommended this procedure decades ago. When you remove a lesion with acid you will normally leave a scar. Baking Soda is alkaline and safe to use. My kitty Fonzie has a lesion on his forehead. We have been dabbing this mixture on his head when we can catch him. No band-aid. It is now just a tenth of what it was. Making a video of this and will post after the lesion is gone and his fur has grown back. I've used this on myself and it has always worked well."
07/24/2009: Nancy from Bangor, Maine: "I had a large mole on my breast, the cost to remove it was rediculous so I decided to try coconut oil. It took about 2 months of keeping the mole saturated with the oil, but it finally just came off in small pieces and has not come back."Replies
09/02/2010: Simbu from Brisbane, Australia replies: "This is exactly what my sister did. She used Cold Pressed coconut oil. Rubbed it twice a day for 2 months and the moles on her face both rolled off one day in pieces. I did it for 6 weeks and did not continue all the moles reduced to one third of the size. I changed countries and had trouble finding cold pressed coconut oil. Back on it again as I have about 10 to get rid of."
[YEA] 06/17/2008: Nancy from Orrington, Maine: "Coconut Oil Remedy: I had a very large mole on my left breast and was not fond of going to the Doctor's to have it removed.
I placed a fingernail dolop on a bandaid and placed it over the mole for approximately 8 weeks everyday. I could see that it was starting to disintigrate before my eyes. And it just seemed like suddenly it was gone. What a relief to not have to get it taken off by a Doctor."
[YEA] 05/20/2008: Killer Bees from Brisbane, Australia: "Coconut Oil For Mole Removal: I've been using coconut oil for about six months now and it's fabulous for heaps of things. But something interesting I noticed was this. My skin pale and blemish free, but just above the right breast, I noticed a mole starting to form. It was quite large (about half the size of a pinky nail) and it was skin coloured. I don't expose my body to the sun and I alwasy use sunscreen, so I didn't understand where this mole came from. Over a few weeks, it started turning soft pink and it got me a little worried. I start applying VCO to it every night after my shower and every morning whilst getting ready for work. In about 2 weeks, it had just flaked off in the shower. There's no trace of it ever being there and the skin beneath it is the normal colour with no trace of a scar. I'm so pleased with the unexpected result, I've started applying it to the black mole on my lower back."Replies
[YEA] 06/30/2008: Killer Bees from Brisbane, Australia replies: "Quite by accident, I found out that coconut oil gets rid of moles.
I had a light coloured mole on my chest which got bigger quite rapidly, but didn't change colour. It was still pinkish/flesh coloured. At the time I was using coconut oil as a body moisturiser. To my surprise, I discovered that the oil "loosened" the mole and it came off my skin without any residue or pain or scarring.
I have a large black mole at the base of my spine which has been there all my life. I'm now using the coconut oil to remove it too. It's become looser and softer as I deliberately target it with lots of the oil. I'm expecting it to come away in the shower any day now.
A word of warning though. Don't force the mole to come off. You don't want it bleeding and scabbing over. The oil will take it away without any damage to the underlying skin."
[YEA] 04/24/2006: Gail from Winston Salem, NC: "I have used extra virgin coconut oil topically and internally for seven months. It is fantastic. I applied it topically to a pre cancerous skin lesion on my forehead at the hairline and within three days the lesion was gone! I wish I had known about the benefits of coconut oil six years ago when I underwent Mohs excision and plastic surgery on my nose for skin cancer. I could have saved myself a lot of worry, not to mention pain and nine month of plastic surgery procedures to reconstruct my nose."Replies
[NAY] 01/11/2011: Rutabella from Uk replies: "I have quite a few flat moles on my body I wanted to get rid of. I didn't feel comfortable with scraping them with a pin and using apple cider vinegar so I used coconut oil. I bought extra virgin cold pressed organic coconut oil, the best quality. I have now been using it for over three months, morning and night, and no difference on a single mole or freckle. Very disappointed but I'll keep on using it."
01/12/2011: Brooke from Montgomery, Tx, Usa replies: "Castor oil mixed with baking soda into a gum like consistency also gets rid of moles, skin tags, warts etc..."
Cold Sore Medicine
[YEA] 09/27/2006: John from Terre Haute, IN: "For a cyst, I used cold sore medicine and it cleared right up. It was on the back of my ear and had been bothering me for years. Almost completely gone now after one night"Replies
09/22/2008: Didi from Pelham, NC replies: "Hi: Would you share more detailed info about what kind of cold sore medicine you used and how you applied it to your moles? How long did it take for the mole(s) to fall off? Please email me if you dont mind. Thanx alot!"
[YEA] 01/13/2007: Vinny from Sicklerville, NJ: "DMSO cures moles, put it on sparingly. i reccomend you read all about DMSO on the web first before you use it."
Garlic Treatment for Moles
Herbal Remedy Ingredients:
- Fresh Garlic Clove
- Emery Board
- Cotton Swab (aka Q-Tip)
Abrade the mole lightly with an emery board or the like, then crush a clove of garlic. Use a cotton swab to apply the garlic to the mole, being careful not to touch the healthy skin. You can use tape or a band-aid to hold the garlic in place, or simply reapply every few hours. The mole will scab over a bit and eventually begin to flake off. In some cases you will need to continue the treatment until the mole is completely gone.
[YEA] 10/11/2011: ***kp from San francisco, California: "I put a shred of garlic clove on my facial mole, it was really small but it was on the tip of my nose & I didnt like it. So yesterday is when I put the garlic and just now I removed the facial mole with a toothpick and I just picked it off. Yes it's kinda painful, but worth it! because it is now gone :)"Replies
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 06/29/2012: Obeybunny from Santa Ana, California, United States Of America replies: "The garlic definitely removed my mole, but there's a grayish discoloration around where the mole was where the garlic pulp spilled over. I was too much of a wuss to peel off the mole once it was shriveled and scabbed, so it took about 10 days to get rid of.
But I still have that gray pigmentation in a big ugly circle. How do I get rid of it?"
[NAY] 02/18/2011: Sauao from Apia, Samoa: "I tried garlic at 3 consecutive night on my mole but it started to getting bigger. So I really need to know if there any solution to it. Its getting worse and ugly at the moment. Please what can I do right now?"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 07/25/2010: Ummi from Yanbou, Madina, Saudi Arabia: "Garlic worked but with side effects. I tried the garlic remedy for my facial moles and I did get rid of them in four days. The only problem is my moles were very small like pinhead sized so it was difficult to apply the garlic on just the moles without the surrounding skin. So I burnt my face badly and now have bean sized black scars on my face. I have tried vitamin e oil and cream to fade the scars without success. If anyone here knows how I can fade these black scars without bleaching my face (am african) I would really appreciate. Also if anyone here has used any particular cream or gel that worked to lighten a scar or fade it, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (as product names are not allowed here). I have looked into many of the ones online, but I don't want to waste money on something that will not work. Thanks."