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- 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
02/09/2013: Mary from Minneapolis, Mn: "Does the mole get black and really ugly? Wondering if I need to cover it with a bandaid when I go to work so I don't gross people out. I would like to remove a raised mole on my face and it sounds like your..."
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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Moles
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cotton Swab (Q-Tip)
- Emery Board
Abrade the mole lightly with an emery board or the like, and then soak a cotton swab in apple cider vinegar. Avoiding the healthy skin, apply the vinegar to the mole until it turns white. You can do this several times a day, but take it slowly at first. The mole will scab over a bit and eventually begin to flake off, though you may still need to continue treatment until the mole is completely gone.
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 01/19/2013: Kle from Minneapolis, Mn: "I watched a video on YouTube about a woman who had removed a mole using ACV, based on information she got from this website.
I have had a small raised mole next to my nose for most of my life. I had asked a dermatologist about removing it a few years ago but was told it would scar and the cost was a little too high for me. So I left it alone, even though it has always bothered me.
So I decided to give this a shot. I read several pages of responses from people here and decided I wouldn't be bandaging it like some people did, but that I would apply the ACV several times a day instead.
Day 1. I carefully applied Vaseline around the mole to try to protect the skin. I soaked a q-tip in ACV and held it on the mole for about 5 minutes and then got a new one and repeated the process. I was nervous about roughing up the mole like I had read about here, so I just gently used the q-tip and used that instead. The mole was kind of small, about the size of the end of the q-tip.
Day 2. Part of the mole had definitely turned black, but part of it looked unaffected. I tried to be a little more aggressive with the q-tip to make sure I was getting the whole thing. I repeated the vaseline/ACV process about 4 times that day.
Day 3. Apparently I had been a little too aggressive the day before because the surrounding skin was looking definitely burnt. The mole had gotten flat but the surrounding skin was kind of a dark brown. It is really important to carefully get all of the surrounding skin covered in the vaseline! So now the formerly small area was about twice as big because of the burnt skin. Day 3 was tough. I was starting to feel some pain when I applied the ACV and by the end of Day 3 it was hurting even when I hadn't done it for a few hours. Plus it looked horrible. I was feeling a little discouraged.
Day 4. I didn't think I was making any progress because the surface of the mole was covered by black scabbing. I used a pumice stone to gently roughen up the surface and I think that helped a little. I had been nervous about roughening up the mole but it was necessary. It was not painful because I just did it gently over and over several times. The ACV was much more painful! Day 4 was really tough. It looked really, really bad and my face was definitely sore from just this one spot. Very frustrating! I almost wanted to give up. I did one small application of Tea Tree oil because I was afraid of infection. Be aware that TTO can cause burning too, and do not use TTO on your face unless you know how you react to it.
Day 5. Using the pumice stone didn't seem to be working enough. Part of the mole was changing in what I thought was for the better, but part was not. It was hard to tell because of the surrounding skin that had been burnt previously. Each time I applied the ACV on day 3-5 there would be a white-ish circle of skin surrounding the mole. After a couple hours this would get better but always came back when I did another ACV application.
I was feeling very impatient to be done with this process so I used a clean pin to carefully roughen up the surface of the mole. It didn't hurt as long as I was careful, and I never did enough to cause any bleeding. But I think doing this REALLY helped significantly. I was able to get through the black scabbing that had covered the mole. I also took a clean washcloth and would let it sit under very hot water for a minute or two, squeeze out the water and then hold the damp/warm cloth against the mole for several minutes, repeating the hot water when the cloth would cool down. This also helped loosen it up so that the ACV would penetrate.
Day 6: The surrounding skin that had been burnt started to show some signs of healing. It is hard to remember exactly but I was seeing progress. I only applied ACV once that day. I did the warm soak with the clean washcloth. I also applied a Vitamin E gelcap a few times that day, hoping it would help based on what I had read here. After using 1 capsule throughout the day I decided I should check to make sure I was doing the right thing to help a scab heal, because it looked to me like it was at the scabbing stage and I could not recognize anything that looked like the mole anymore.
Based on what I read, Vitamin E is not really the best choice to use for healing wounds. I did one more application of TTO that day and then that night I used a small amount of raw honey on the whole area.
Day 7: The surrounding skin where I had burnt it was scabbed but the scabs came off! Just lightly pink skin underneath! I was feeling very hopeful! That day I did only 1 ACV q-tip on a small area that looked like it might need it. I applied honey to it twice that day. Slowly the scabbing area started to come off. I tried not to mess with it but helped it a little when it seemed like it would come off easily. I did a little bit of soaking to try to get more of the scab off because honestly the scab was horrible looking. I used a little bit of raw honey on the wound that night at bedtime.
Day 8. The long, very frustrating, and at times painful week was showing signs of being over! I soaked the scab a little bit to help it along and finally the rest of it came off.
GUESS WHAT! NO MOLE!! The skin underneath is a little bit pink and is tender, but there is no sign that I ever had a mole there! I put honey on it again and will let it finish healing on its own. In about a week or so I plan to use some Mederma to help prevent any scarring, but I think (based on memory but I have to double check) that you have to wait until the skin has had some time to heal from the wound.
I am very, very happy to be done with this process. 8 days start to finish and I was shocked to see that it really worked. But do not think this was an easy fix! It was at times painful (like a 3 or 4 on a scale from 1-10), and it was UGLY for most of the week. Even now it is not exactly pretty skin but it is so much better and I am very happy it worked.
It is extremely important to get the vaseline right up next to the mole so that you don't burn skin but also don't accidentally cover any of the mole. Harder to do than it sounds!
Roughen up the mole (gently) because it really does make it more effective. Using a pumice stone helped somewhat but using a pin really did work the best. The warm/wet compress also helped make the area soft so the ACV could penetrate.
Expect this to take at least a week if you are doing daily applications. It might take longer for you. Be prepared for the black coloring and the scabbing. It is not pretty.
Rather than using Vitamin E at the end when you are just left with scabbing, I highly recommend using raw honey. If you are able to bandage the area over the honey that is the best way. Because of the location I was not able to cover mine but it still worked ok. I really think this helped the process at the end and helped the scab heal very quickly. Also I read that increasing your Vitamin C at this time can help, which I did by eating oranges, drinking juice high in Vitamin C and eating a few Tums on day 6-8.
Compared to other moles I have had removed in the past, this was physically the most difficult compared to burning or cutting. I think that is because doctors use numbing agents. Other methods also have the benefit of being done very quickly. The main benefit this way was the cost savings. I used maybe $4 total in supplies? It is too soon to tell if it will scar or not so I can't compare that to other methods yet.
So my answer to this is yes it works, but with side effects. I do not think I will do this on any other moles in the future. I don't think my pain tolerance and patience is high enough to do it again."
[YEA] 01/09/2013: Bbouy from Nassau, Bahamas: "Ok everyone who is reading this listen up!
apple cider vinegar works 100% to remove moles/birthmarks! and yes, they do remove the flat ones!!!!
i have had a flat mole the size of a penny on the left side of my cheek since birth. i have lived with this disgusting, flat brown mark all my life and learned to deal with it by letting my beard grow and hide it as much as i could. but getting older ( now am 34) i was getting tired of always having to hide the left side of my face and when i shaved i hated seeing my mole so ugly, big and brown. it has made me very self conscious all my life and i could notice people's eyes glancing at it when speaking to them.
i stumbled across earthclinic a while back and this site has helped me on numerous occasions. this particular time, i don't know what got into me but i started feeling like getting rid of this thing once and for all, so i researched.
laser surgery? cryo? scalpel? so many choices... so little money... then eventually i stumbled across earthclinic again. here were all these stories about apple cider vinegar and i thought well it doesn't hurt to try. i read how to do it and many, many success stories, but my problem was most of them were about raised moles and mines was flat.
i decided to try it anyway, not knowing for sure how it would turn out. i can gladly say that this is day three, and my hideous, dark, brown, flat birthmark/mole that i thought i would die with...... is completely gone!!! yes you read that correctly, in three days!! my flat, brown mole is gone!!!
i have it saved in a piece of tape as a reminder of the old me. this is a new year 2013 and finally a brand new meeeeee! i am so happy i am going to celebrate today!!! this disgusting thing is dead and off of my face!! thank you god! and thank you earth clinic and thank you all the people that tried it and posted to give me hope! and thank you apple cider vinegar!! an amazing product!!!!!!
now the moment you have been waiting for.... dun dun dunnnnnnn.... here's what i did step by step. first get these items:
1. apple cider vinegar (of course) i used the cheap grocery store one, heinz
2. regualar rubbing alcohol (green one)
4. needle (preferably the pin cushion ones. you know with the round ball at the bottom you can hold)
6. anti-septic/anti-biotic cream/liquid. (i used both, bactine and topcare.
now you're ready. here are the steps:
1. take the alcohol and pour some in the cap. do the same with the apple cider vinegar. take the chapstick and go around the outher edges of the mole.
2. sterilze the needle! heat up the needle till it turns bright orange, then quickly dip it in the alcohol in the cap.
3. scrape all around the mole, up and down, left and right, around the edges, all in the center of it, completely. feel free to reheat the needle as much times as you like and repeat dipping in the alcohol. i also poked some holes in the flat mole and kept picking at it until skin broke and bled.
4. after it bleeds. use the q-tips to dip in the apple cider vinegar cap and go right ahead and soak the bloody thing with the acv. it might sting a bit, but that means its working. you can also use the alcohol to clean up the bloody mole and to help disenfect.
5. now i did not have any anti-bacterial stuff until the third day so you can use the alcohol only at first but make sure you get the anti bacterial stuff to prevent invention!
6. keep soaking the mole with the apple cider vinegar q-tips at least for 5 - 10 minutes at a time, until you feel satisfactory that it is penetrating.
7. clean up around the mole with the alcohol, and then place a bandaid over it.
i repeated this process 3-4 times a day, yes scraping it again until it bleeds, i wanted to make sure i was getting to the roots of this gross thing, yes it hurt sometimes but i was hoping for the best, not knowing if it was really going to work. i made sure i always used the alcohol to clean the wound and sterilize the needle and to clean up to properly place the bandaid on it. i slept with a bandaid with some acv soaked in a tiny piece of the qtip once, but usually slept with it uncovered so it could breath and scab faster.
but i kept the bandaid on it during the day because i had to work and my mole turned dark and looked bigger! i guess this was because i broke up the upper layer of the epidermis so the true nature of the beast was now showing!
on day 2 i continued this process and was wondering how long it would actually take. i read online some say 5 days, others said 2 weeks! i didn't care, i was going to keep it up intil this thing was gone! i even got to the point where i poke it so much the skin was tearing and i could literally pull of a piece of my skin with a tweezers! sterilized first of course but it did hurt!
so i instead just kept rubbing acv with the qtips and then cleaning up with the alcohol. i left it alone for a few hours so it could form a scab. then i would periodically soak it with the acv and alcohol. dont forget to use the chapstick to protect the surrounding skin.
also, it helps to use a hand held mirror to get a closer look and to hold the qtip upside down to keep the acv right on the tip.
day 3 - the best part!!!
i could notice a little white outline around the mole and was hoping this was a good sign. i started my regualr routine with the cider and alcohol and needle, but this time something different happened!
i started to scrape, poke and pull at the mole as usual, and a tiny piece of my skin tore again. it bled, oh it bled , so i cleaned up with alcohol again as usual, after the bleeding stopped a bit, sterilized needle again and continued to poke , prod, and pull alternating between acv, and alcohol soaks. i also dipped the needle in the acv and alcohol.
now here's the interesting part, i strated to try and pull that tiny little piece of flesh that was coming off, just to take a peek and see if thsi stuff was actually working, to see if i could see the pink flesh inderneath, it was only a tiny piece , wouldnt hurt that much i thought. ......................and then it happened.
when i pulled and tugged at this stubborn piece of flesh that would not come of, suddenly, looking in the mirror and tugging, i felt and saw the damn corner of the mole give in and tear off my face!!!! i was stunned! i was like whoah! i didn't mean or expect that to happen! i just wanted to take a peak at theat tiny hole i made and the whole mole nearly comes off with one tug!!!
so naturally, when i saw my beautiful pinkt skin underneath, and no ugly brown spot under there, i did the inevetible............ i scraped around the rest of the border of this mole to make sure the whole thing was loose enough, and i stuck that needle in there reallll gooood, and i pulled the whole damn thing off my face in one piece!!!!!! terrified i looked closely in the mirror, is it gone?? is my skin ok? then i looked at that brown disguting thing at the end of the needle that i had on my face my whole life and was holy cow!!! i can't believe it worked! and in 3 days no less!!!!
so the first thing i did was place it in some tape a s a reminder and cleaned up my wound with antibacterial stuff and a bandaid over it, and i said i am going to write to earth clinic my amazing removal af my flat, brown mole/birthmark with apple cider vinegar and all i can say is thank you all!
and those who are skeptical about your own blemishes, take it from me, you will never know until you try!!! i am ready to live my brand new life to the fullest!!!
;) smiley with no mole!!!!!!
i can't wait until it heals completely and everyone who knows me seeeees!!!"Replies
01/10/2013: Debbiesmiller from Geneva, Illinois replies: "You made me smile! I too have gotten rid of some really ugly moles the same way.... maybe not as intense, but it worked..."
01/14/2013: Kim from New York, New York, Usa replies: "Bbouy, please I have a similar situation... I tested the ACV on my arm, it worked but will it scar? I want to use this on my face but I am terrified of a scar. Have you noticed any signs of it is going to scar? How is the healing process going please reply back thanks a thousand!"
01/08/2013: Sloane from Asheville, North Carolina, Usa: "I've been using ACV on a large flat mole on my leg for three days and it hasn't hardened or scabbed, but it got slightly darker and wider? Is this normal? I really don't want it to stay larger."
09/28/2012: D. Breeze from Wilmington, Nc: "Everything has worked great. I'm 3 days in the the 4 moles on my face a flat and black. Should I keep using the ACV? Please let me know ASAP"Replies
[YEA] 10/10/2012: Pink Lady from Derbyshire, Uk replies: "Hi, just to give you some feedback and let you know my experience, I have already posted a while away on this forum.
I had a raised flesh coloured mole on my face for years, I used apple cider vinegar **** protect area around ***** I did not realise the importance of this. away after 5 days the scab came off and looked very red!! I bought some bio oil and pure collagan gel from boots chemists in the uk and rubbed them both on every night.
i rubbed the bio oil in first and then rubbed the collegan gel in and left it over night. it has taken from may till now so 5 months but you cannot even tell there was a mole there now.
it has gone altogether no scar nothing. hope this helps"
07/24/2012: Chelseagal from Lansing, Michigan: "Hi , I just started doing the Apple Cider Vinegar treament on my mole , my mole is in my genital area. & ive always been ashamed of it. So I "rough it up " , using a nail filer & apply petroleum jelly around the surronding skin . I then soak a q-tip in the Apple Cider Vinegar and apply the Apple Cider Vinegar to the pea sized mole I only hold it on there for about 1-2min & apply it 3 times a day. Should I apply it longer? I need this mole fast gone fast as possible any suggestions?"Replies
07/25/2012: Willy from Trenton, Nj replies: "Be sure to treat the area around the mole with the vaseline. I did not do this, and now I have painful sores and/or ulcers on surrounding skin. Also it should be noted I was putting fresh Apple Cider Vinegar several times a day, don't know if this made it worse on regular skin. still waiting for mole to die though..."
09/02/2012: Farah Ishaq from Karachi, Pakistan replies: "How many times should I apply this and how many hours? can I apply it during night? help"
[YEA] 07/21/2012: Danielle from Birmingham, Alabama: "So as I metioned before, I tried removing a small flat mole I have on my face. It only took 5 days for it to be off. Although I didnt get the ACV on too good so only a tiny part is still on (My fault). Still, I couldnt be happier! Having the majority off for good. It was all a SUCCESS. Good luck to all you out there trying it."
07/20/2012: Danielle from Collinsville, Alabama: "A couple of days ago I saw on the web that you could remove a mole with ACV so I talked it out with my parents and they agreed. I have a small dark flat mole right above my lip on the left. Its really annoying. Also when im talking to someone and their eyes just drift to it. So as you can see I hate this mole. This will be my 4th day trying to remove it with ACV. Its actually getting quite hard now. Im pretty sure its in the process of scabbing. The skin around it is pretty red and irritated. I am using vaseline so no worries. I just want to get this mole off my face for good. Anyone know how long it will take? Remember it is starting to scab.
Help will be very appreciated. Thanks! Xx"
07/09/2012: Sarah from Sydney, Nsw: "I had a mole just above my lip and under my nose, for years I wanted to get rid of it but my mum always reminded me it was a beauty spot and I shouldn't change how god made me. She had a point but I couldn't stand it anymore, some people embrace there moles and look good but I just couldn't do it. To me it just ruined my face, I always felt I could see the people staring and thinking who knows what. So I decided to get rid of it I always thought the only way to get rid of it was to get laser treatments or the painful way and get it cut out. I couldn't believe how much they charged just for one mole.. So I decided to investigate.
I found out about Apple Cider Vinegar getting rid of them, I purchased some and started applying it a few days later after I looked into it abit more. When I started I 'roughed it up' I soaked a cotton bud in ACV and placed it on my face with a bandaid, held it there for about a hour but I had forgot to buy vaseline so I thought I would just make sure it didnt touch the surrounding skin. But it did.. And it wasnt pretty, the mole itself was nearly completley flat which was a plus and had gone dark brown/black it had burned a layer of my skin it didnt hurt just didnt look very nice. I applied burn cream on my burn and it started to heal. I repeated this for only 2 more days being alot more careful and I noticed it was completely flat and it was turning into a scab like thing. I had been covering it with makeup cause it was so dark and the burn around it wasn't nice and I noticed it looked bumpy and I came home about a hour ago and washed my makeup off my face and it was just half hanging off, I couldn't believe my eyes. I phoned my boyfriend straight away and told him the good news. I just had to tell someone, I should of probably used a ear cleaner but I just cleaned the area and pulled it off.
But my question is once the mole does fall off do you apply more ACV to burn the roots of it or do you just leave it and apply cream to cover the skin back up?????"Replies
07/20/2012: Ustabearepug from Tulsa, Ok replies: "35% hydrogen peroxide food grade and a cotton swab will remove warts moles(make sure not melonoma) skin cancers, sun spots, dab the swab about 5 minutes until the object turns white, the more you do this the quicker it will just fall off and will not leave a scar, use two swabs, one to catch the run off as it burns, I was scheduled by my dermatologist to remove a skin cancer off my upper lip in two weeks, when I went back it was gone and she said well where is it? and where was it? she had taken a biopsi and it was cancer."
07/20/2012: Danielle from Birmingham, Alabama replies: "Seriously your story sounds just like mine!! Im not even kidding. I also have a dark small flat mole above my lip on the left. I really cant stand it. Especially when im talking to someone and their eyes just seem to drift at it. Well today is like my 4th day using ACV to remove it. Its on the process of scabbing. I have a question, should I keep applying more ACV to it or not? Please help. Thanks! Xx"
[YEA] 07/04/2012: Molly from Tucson, Arizona: "7/4/12 -- Results of ACV test on 3mm flat mole on face. Day 1 (6/29/12) = applied ACV through hole cut in bandaid and covered with a second bandaid saturated with ACV. Day 2 = Refreshed bandaids. Put 1 teaspoon ACV in a small cup to evaporate overnight and concentrate the acid. Day 3 = New system = applied concentrated ACV directly to mole and to a new bandaid placed over mole. Day 4 = Half of mole came off when rubbed with Qtip, leaving dark pink underneath. Day 5 = Stinging sensation on mole when ACV applied. Day 6 (7/4/12) = Rest of brown mole surface came off when rubbed with Qtip! Light pink underneath. No other skin irritation. Success!"Replies
07/07/2012: Kathy from Dallas, Tx, Usa replies: "Hi, ok so ive been doing the ACV on a raised mole on top of my lip and like the middle of the mole is scabby and its been 1 week. I have done it and the remaing of the mole that isnt scabby is like a lighter color its like a gray white and idk what I should do. I have a Job Interview on Tuesday and need this off pronto. Can anyone please help me what do I? I need this off by monday- please help me."
06/29/2012: Kathysanchez from Sturgis, Mi: "I have been using ACV for 5 days on the tops of the moles but only ruffing it up then dabbing ACV on it 3 to 4 times a day. Did get the scabing but not srinking. now I am trying it overnight using Vitimen E oil around the large moles and soaking cotton in ACV and taping it on over night and see if I can get them to go away. I really hope this works. Read in this section that if it didn't work I was doing something wrong. Hope I am just doing something wrong..lol"Replies
06/30/2012: Connie from Central Coast, California replies: "I used hydrogen peroxide and alternated with tea trea oil to get rid of my sebaceous keratoses. It took about 10 days of using it 5-7 times per day. I also filed them occasionally with a nail file."
06/29/2012: Molly from Tucson, Arizona: "Using ACV to remove moles has had excellent results, but the vaseline part sounds messy. I have a small (3mm) flat mole on my jaw just in front of my ear. To protect the other skin from the ACV, I cut a 3mm hole in the center of a round bandaid, stuck it over the mole, and applied the ACV through the hole with a Q-tip. Then I took a second round bandaid, saturated the pad with more ACV, and put it over the hole so it could soak in overnight. This gets the most ACV with the least mess. I hope it works for others too."Replies
02/06/2013: Don from Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia replies: "I was going to use duct tape with a hole puncher, but if bandaids work that's even better. Putting another soaked bandaid over it is a terrific idea which I didn't think of... Thanks for posting.. I will do that as that is the cleanest solution I have seen, with burning skin issue resolved."
[YEA] 05/23/2012: Lucy from Calgary, Alberta: "After reading all of the comments on this site, I tried using apple cider vinegar on two of my moles: one small raised one on my shoulder and one slightly larger raised one on my ear. I roughed them up a bit first with an emery board, then held a cotton swab dipped in vinegar on them for about 10 minutes each, until I could feel it burning a bit. A few times a day I reapplied some more vinegar with a cotton swab. I did not leave the vinegar on to soak, mostly because I did not want to walk around with bandaids on.. Plus the ear one would have been almost impossible to bandage. Both moles turned black and scabbed over within a day, and within 2 or 3 days the scabs looked like they were almost ready to fall off, so I stopped applying the vinegar. On about the 4th or 5th day they did come off (ok, I picked at it a little bit, the curiosity was killing me) and they look amazing. The one on my neck is just a tiny pink scar now, and looks better every day. The one on my ear is completely gone, you would not know it was ever there. I did try it again on another (mostly flat) mole on my chin. This one I did not rough up first, just applied the vinegar, and when the scab came off there is still a tiny little light brown mark there. It does look a lot better than the mole did though. I may try reapplying vinegar on that one again."Replies
05/24/2012: Kevin from Hereford, Arizona, United States replies: "Was up. I'm 15 and just got out of high school and working my way into summer. I've heard all the sucess stories on how ACV can remove most moles in just a few days. Well I wanted untill summer to try this method because I heard that the ACV's acid really stains and burns your skin (which leaves a crappier mark than the mole itself! ). Anyway, I have 3 moles Ive been dying to remove. So right now I started on one that was the size of a pea, a bit elavated and more red than brown. I would "rough up" the mole first till it was to the point of bleeding but it didn't bleed. I Would then apply some ACV on a q-tip on the mole for a few minutes. I would notice that the area around the mole was red and swelled, and a white ring formed as well (uggg nasty). Well I slept with a piece of cotton soaked in ACV and a bandade, and wake up to see my mole and a radius of the skin around it was black! I think it was because I was stupid and applied ACV to the area around the mole. Anyway it's day 2 and I'm continuing to apply ACV. Any suggestions?"
[YEA] 06/13/2012: Megan from Pacifica, California replies: "I am going on vacation to Paris in a few days and I really wanted to get rid of this ugly mole right on the edge of my upper lip. It grew on my face when I was about 10 years old. It's about half a pencil eraser sized. Anyways, I tried removing it with ACV in 2009 by taping an ACV q-tip cotton ball onto the mole for about an hour. When I took off the tape, I had missed the mole almost completely and burned the skin surrounding it. I did get a piece of the mole with the ACV. The burned skin looked white and the mole turned darker and eventually scabbed over. I picked it off and I thought it was over. Unfortunately.. It came back as soon as the wound healed... This made me lose hope in ACV removing my mole and I began concealing the mole with make-up for the next 3 years. I about 5 days ago I tried ACV on my mole again.
This time, I soaked a q-tip with ACV but I did not tape it. I simply pressed it up to the mole for an hour every day and checked it every now and then to make sure I was only burning the mole. The first few days I did not see a real difference because my mole is already black and flat. On the third day the mole started getting rougher and seemed like it was turning into a slight crater. I applied it a few more times that day but it was burning a lot so I decided to stop. The next day it was a rough black scab, and then today I noticed a piece of the scab was falling off. I rubbed the mole with a q-tip (no acv) until the scab fell off and now my mole is gone!!! Incredible!!! :)"
06/15/2012: Had from White River Junction, Vermont replies: "I've used ACV for large moles also, I've gotten them flattened out (did like you, fall off, crater, wait to heal), I've still got skin discoloration but the height is all gone. So def. progress, In another month, I will get areas again and hopefully they will be all gone. I'm happy for your success, it helps w/ the determination not to give up."
[YEA] 06/22/2012: Tina from The Ozarks, Arkansas replies: "In regards to using ACV for mole removal. I'm in my 40's and had always had an ugly raised dark mole between my nostril and my lip that was about the size of a pencil eraser. I was always very self conscience about it, but about a year and a half ago, I just couldn't stand it any longer... I was tired of people looking at it and not my face when talking to them. Anyway, I did some research online and found some information where people had used ACV for mole removal. I also heard that it can leave a scar where the mole used to be, but at this point I didn't care, I'd rather have a scar than have to look at that mole one more day.
I went and purchased organic ACV and started using it. People say to scratch around the edge and the top with a needle, but I couldn't do it, it freaked me out too bad. So basically every night before bed, I rubbed petroleum jelly around the edge to protect the skin around the mole, I then soaked a small cotton ball (the same size/diameter as the mole) in ACV and taped it with bandaids and medical tape over the mole. Yes, it does burn alot, but it is tolerable. I also did this during most days. My advice to you is to clean it real good in between applications. Also, don't plan on going anywhere during that week, unless you can hide it under a bandaid or clothing, because it turns black and ugly. They also recommended that you not pull the black scab off the mole, but I couldn't help myself, I did. I don't think it matters one way or another, but maybe there will be less scarring if the scab is left alone. I personally feel that by removing the scab, it helps to remove the mole faster.
Anyway, in a weeks time, the area where the mole was, was completely level with the skin around it, and the mole was gone. At this point you need to stop using the ACV. The skin will still need about another week or so to completely heal, so my advice is to keep it real clean, and keep some antibacterial ointment on it with a bandaid. The area will still be red after a week or so, but that will fade too. I do have a little bit of scarring where the mole used to be, but it's not bad at all. I'm extremely happy with the outcome, I just wish I would have known about this years ago... It would've saved me alot of embarrassment and frustration. Good Luck!
P.S. So far it hasn't tried to grow back. =)"
04/28/2012: Floridagirl from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States: "I have been treating a raised mole with ACV. Then I applied Iodine 2% a few times. Some of it scabbed & I did touch it even though I know not to. Today the skin is raised up around the mole. Could it be just the body pushing out the mole or am I being paranoid? It looks so weird from the angle. Before it looked like skin with a mole sitting on top. Now it looks like a nipple, oh my gosh. Is this normal when using this method? I'm not sure I should continue.
Also, the mole did change color, went from brown to kinda bloody red / fleshy color & feels hard. Any advice is appreciated."
05/07/2012: Happy7 from Lansing, Michigan, Us replies: "I have been trying the Apple Cider Vinegar for about 5-6 days and so far all it has done is turn lighter in color and looks blistered. Is this normal? How long before it scabs?"
05/07/2012: Had from White River Jct, Vermont replies: "Soon, lightly scraping area helps to speed up ( to get through dead tissue NOT to bleed). I'm on a second round w/ other moles, this is amazing home remedy."
[YEA] 05/10/2012: Ashlee from Las Vegas, Nevada, Usa replies: "Yes!!!!! I registered for this site thanks to all of you who responded to this thread. I am gonna be 25, have had LOTS of moles since I was little... In high school I was so ashamed of my moles that I would wear long sleeves in the heat of the summer (in Vegas) and my hair down to cover the ones on arms and the one by my jaw bone. I had my son at age 21 and started really looking at my skin... The one by my jaw was about the size of a pea, and had started growing hideous hairs. That was the last straw. I talked to every doctor I could but they would not remove them, that's when I found you all!
I started the ACV treatment yesterday, twice a day I dabbed the moles for about 2-3 min (after roughing them up a bit) the stinging sensation I felt was almost welcomed as I was so hoping this would get rid of my moles! So at night I fastened cotton balls that were soaked in ACV to my body with bandaids. Today I woke up and the one that is on my arm (about 1/2 a cm) is completely flat. It is dark almost black and scabs up when I let it get air during the day... Same with the ones on my chest, there are 2 about the size of a pencil eraser! I was in total shock! I could not believe it was working!!! So here I am on night two of the ACV treatment with high hopes that by the end of next week most of em will be gone, including the hideous monstrosity on my jawbone by my left ear...
I really can't thank all of you enough. This is coming from someone who thought there was no hope of ever feeling "normal" to someone who doesn't even care about the scars it will leave as long as the yucky brown moles are gone!!! thank you so much!!
This treatment WORKS!! If you don't have success your not doing it right!! Thank you guys again!!!
Ashlee - age 24, Las Vegas, NV USA"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 05/24/2012: Pink Lady from Derby, Derbyshire, England replies: "Hi, I have been suffering with a flesh coloured raised mole on my face since I was about 5-6. It was a raised mole inbetween my eyebrows. All of my life I have covered it with my hair and was embarrised to go swimning etc.
I found this site last week as I was thinking of having it cut out. I even paid to go and see a consultant and they wanted Â£550 pounds to do this but it would leave a scar which I would of accepted as being better than what I had.
Any way I decided to give it a go in secret which is quite hard!!
First I roughed up the mole/lump on my face with a nail file and then put Apple Cider Vinegar on it for about 30 mins. next morning I dabbed it again for about 10 mins and covered it in makeup and then went to work.
On day 3 it started to turn black which scared me a bit but I carried on. I have never left the Apple Cider Vinegar on overnight as it stung to much.
I cannot tell anyone enough amount putting vasaline around the area as I didnt and it has burnt the skin slightly.
Anyway after 5 days I stopped put the Apple Cider Vinegar on as it had turned into a scab and started puttting salve on with silicone in the morning and at night.
The scab came of yesterday but I am left with a pink scar aroung the area which isnt too bad but where the flesh coloured mole was it looks pink but a more darker pink!!!
Is this because this was a deeper area and scab?? than the outside?? as I'm worried that I have now made it worse.
Please can anybody advise I hope this will just fade but a bit slower. Thanks"
05/24/2012: Terrible Terry from Santa Monica, Calif. replies: "My story: wart like growth under left eyelid.
Tried all kinds of remedies - nothing worked. Eye Doctor told me it was interfering with tearing process. I would need surgery, no insurance.
Took a lemon and squeezed the juice including the oil from the peel. Swabbed it on the area on the hour for an evening. Next morning the growth peeled off like a grape peel. No scar, no growth - eyelid felt like baby skin. Came up with this myself. The growth had spread over a year and was almost covering my entire lower lid.
There are more remedies than diseases! And always more hope than despair. Keep searchin'
[YEA] 06/07/2012: Lori from Pawtucket, Rhode Island replies: "I found this site when I had a kidney stone and love it. The Apple Cider Vinegar for mole removal works so good. I couldnt believe it. I roughed it up put vaseline around the mole then put Apple Cider Vinegar on with a cotton swab and in five days it was gone just a little dry scab so I left it alone and today when I got out of the shower I noticed it was gone I cant believe it the skin looks so good just a little pink im sure in a couple of days it will be back to normal im just putting some antiseptic cream on it. I cant believe all the money doctors want to remove a mole and all you need is a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar thanks earth clinic."
03/22/2012: Silke from Dallas, Texas: "Hey guys..question: I started the apple cider vinegar treatment 3 days ago.. My mole looks like a flesh hump with a brown mole on it... The second day it started bleeding and some of the mole came off not all though... The hump got a little bit bigger and I observed also a swelling around the mole.. I guess its from the acid.. I use chap stick to protect my skin... The today is the third day and I saw a white circle around the mole.. The mole turned to a dark brown... Still swelling around the mole but no scab.. I am wondering if the mole will probably fall off but the flesh hump will stay.. I tried to avoid surgery so that's why I tried this way... I put the soaked cotton ball on it for twice a day.. Always 3-4 hours... I really need some help here if ppl had the same mole and had the mole gone but the hump stayed??? thanks"Replies
[YEA] 03/24/2012: Olemandan from Gadsden, Alabama, United States Of America replies: "Hi... I recently found this forum and read it thru. I tried ACV on several moles, and two skin tags.
I roughed up each one with a needle then held a soaked q-tip swab against them for 10-15 minutes. A flat mole on my chest was gone in 4 days. The skin tags were gone in a week.
Now I'm treating a huge mole on my neck. It's shrank to less than half it's size and half as high. I can see that it's starting to break up.
* With a swab, I can push in the center, and feel that its caving in.
I also tried using Duct Tape to remove them, but it didn't work for me. Too moist an enviornment to scab over.
I tried taping a cotton ball on the moles, and they always manage to slip and just burn the skin around the moles...
My best observation is that some moles take much longer to kill than others. The big one on my neck has been there at least 50-60 yrs... It's tougher. But it's dying.
The mole on my neck is right where the seat belt harness crosses the neck, and easy to irritate. Thanks everyone for you time and input. ACV has worked wonders."
03/26/2012: Tiffany from Fort Lauderdale, Fl replies: "Hi olemanden, did you repeat the 15 minute scratch and apply process each day for four days? Or just the first day?"
[YEA] 05/11/2012: Dallasgirl from Dallas, Tx, Usa replies: "I started the ACV treatment 4 nights ago. I roughed up my mole (about the size of an eraser--raised as well) with an emory board, not enough to make it bleed, but enough to where it is sore to the touch. Then I used chapstick around the mole to keep that area safe from the ACV. I then applied ACV with a Q-Tip for about 5 mins, then take a piece of a cotton ball soaked in ACV and band-aided it down over night. I did this 2 nights, then I forgot one niht, and did it again last night.
I have no issues regarding the area around my mole being affected or sore.
I do have a very dark scab that is the same size of the mole, but completely flat in the location I have been treating. It is sore to the touch, but I can definitely tell it is working! I have been able to kinda peel a little of the scab, and there is NO brown underneath where the skin has regrown. I can't wait. I will update once it is all gone.
I've had this mole on my stomach as long as I can remember; I can't wait for it to be gone. This week seems like forever, but it is completely worth it! I plan on using this treatment on other moles on my body."