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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- 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
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Aloe Vera
- Iodine, Tea Tree Oil
- Malt Vinegar, Vitamin C Powder
- Remedies Needed
- Salycilic Acid
- Scratch and Apply Salt
- Ted's Mole Theory
- The String Method
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] 04/17/2011: Erin from Tuttle, Ok, Usa: "Background info: A few years ago I was able to successfully remove a wart on my pinky finger with Raw Organic ACV. I've had a raised mole the size of a pencil eraser behind my ear my entire life. I decided to try to remove it using the same method I'd previously used on my wart. I've been applying ACV to a cotton ball and securing it over the mole with a bandaid overnight. Although the ACV is working on the mole (it's a lot smaller, black, and flat against the skin - I feel with a few more treatments it will be gone), the skin around the mole (an area about the size of a 50 cent piece) is very red and irritated. There are some areas within the red patch (very small in size) that are scabbed over and almost look like little ulcers. Also, the lymph node under my ear is a tad swollen and tender to the touch. I typically do not have sensitive skin and have never experienced a reaction like this to ACV. For now, I plan on treating the area with Aloe Vera gel and Vitamin E oil and only applying ACV to the mole with a cotton swab so the other areas do not get further irritated.
1. Has anyone else experienced this sort of reaction to ACV?
2. Am I correct in thinking Aloe Vera gel and Vitamin E oil will soothe the area or are there better solutions?
3. Could it be that the ACV was eating away heathly skin while working on the mole?
Thanks in advance for your help earthclinic!"Replies
05/20/2011: Repairmom from Chicago, Il,usa replies: "Since the area behind your ear is swollen and appears to have changed color around the edge, as well as crusted, from my own experience, see your physician (or dermotologist) and get checked out for skin cancer. I had a tiny sore on my face that turned out to be skin cancer. I am totally fine years later after Mohs surgery. I hope it's nothing but you can't play around with cancer. I use natural treatments whenever possible - and always will; but if you need it I recommend Mohs surgery, as the most effective painless option if it is cancer. If not, keep trying the ACV, it's amazing. Good luck."
07/22/2012: Leo from Boston, Ma replies: "You could be allergic to apples."
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 03/17/2011: Omar from Cairo, Egypt: "Alright, Im omar From Cairo Egypt.. Since I was 10 Ive been living with a mole on my chin the size of a pencil earaser. 1 year ago I tried applying ACV on it including saftey precautions, It made a light scab on the surface of it. I started picking at it and the scab came off, so did the mole but it kept bleeding. 2 days later I could see the mole growing back and it has actually grown bigger, not so big but slightly bigger from the original size. I was just curious. If I use the ACV again, will my Mole Grow back again? Please Email me or reply . Riva_alexei(at)hotmail(dot)com"Replies
[YEA] 03/18/2011: Marla from Atlanta, Georgia, Usa replies: "Try hydrogen peroxide at 17% for your mole instead. I've tried it on half a dozen moles of my own, and those 3 that appeared healthy and fine (regular edges, consistent color, smooth surface either flat or raised) didn't react at all but the other 3 all reacted by becoming coated with white, stinging a bit, and after repeated applications over several days, reduced in size and evened out in tone and elevation. Without laboratory validation I can't say, but my guess is I took 3 cancerous or pre-cancerous moles and restored them to healthy condition."
01/12/2011: Anonymous from Melbourne, Australia: "Apple Cider Vinegar for Moles
I'm currently using ACV to get rid of a slightly raised mole. When I began this treatment, I had already been (unsuccessfully) trying to get rid of the mole with a sulfur-based mask, so a layer of skin had peeled away from the center of the mole to begin with due to the exfoliation I did alongside this. I've been using the ACV method for about one week now (applying it to a piece of folded paper towel and keeping that in place with a bandaid). The middle part (where a layer of it had already worn away from the previous treatment) is continuing to wear away even more and become deeper. The mole seems to be peeling off in layers and these areas are kind of... soft, and when moistened with the ACV they turn lighter in colour.
Does it sound like it's working? If so, how long could I expect this to take? I've just noticed that many other people have experienced effects such as the mole hardening into a black scab and simply falling off, whereas I've experienced only a bit of scabbing and a seemingly more gradual removal process.
Also, as the surface of the mole was damaged when I began this treatment, and continues to be like this as I am peeling at parts of it, the ACV stings a bit when I reapply it. This subsides after a few moments. Is that okay, or should I stop the treatment and let the skin heal before continuing? I know some have successfully removed a mole quickly by scouring its surface, but I'm just weary of overdoing this. I am aware that it may result in a scar... not too worried about that though, as I'd rather have a scar than this mole.
Any responses to my queries wold be greatly appreciated. Thanks."
12/22/2010: Jcrews from Orlando, Florida, United States: "Okay, so I have had a protruding mole since I was about 4-6 in/on my belly button. I have tried getting it frozen off before. The first time I got it frozen it took most of it off, I thought it was eventually going to go away because it was so small. Over the years it started to grow back but I was to scared to go back because of the pain. (I'm a big sissy about that stuff) Over the summer I had it frozen again. It still has not gone away and is starting to grow back. I'm wondering if the ACV remedy would work for me? What should I do?"Replies
[NAY] 01/08/2011: Sandra from Los Angeles, California replies: "Apple cider vinegar did not work for my moles. I have many moles, mostly flat ones that blend in with my freckles, but the three raised moles on my stomach and chest were prominent, gross, and had to go. I was very hopeful, too, as I want to spend this summer in a bikini instead of my usual tankini or one-piece (yes, I'm that self-conscious about my moles). Seeing all of the success that other people had with apple cider vinegar, I decided to try it myself. I bought organic, unfiltered ACV (5% diluted) and began the routine application of roughing up the surface and then applying ACV to the mole; I did this every twelve hours, leaving a band-aid with a bit of ACV on it to cover the mole.In the first few days, I didn't notice any difference, other than mild irritation.
On the third day, the moles began to swell, and I thought, Yes, some results! I may have celebrated too early. On the fourth day, the moles had swollen still, about twice their original sizes, and they were incredibly painful to the touch. Each application of ACV was a nightmare it felt like I was dabbing on hot coals. But I was determined, maybe a little hard-headed. I was sure that, with so many others achieving success, that it was only a matter of time before my moles gave up the fight and fell off.
On the fifth day, my moles were swollen to three times (no exaggeration! ) their original sizes and blistered all over! I had to take OTC pain relievers all day, and couldn't sleep on my stomach at night.On the sixth day, the blisters burst with pus, the swelling pushed the skin to the limit, and the moles split open and bled. And if you've ever nicked a mole before, you'll know those suckers bleed so much, you'd think they had their own little hearts! I don't think I have to tell you that it didn't tickle. I called it quits.
After another few days of pain and at the first signs of infection, I went to the doctor. It turns out I gave myself second-degree chemical burns on my moles (thankfully, careful application of the ACV spared the surrounding skin). The moles had to be cut out, which is what I wanted to avoid in the first place, except I could have spared myself a week of torture! If ACV works for you, great (although I'm sending every bit of jealousy I have your way), but beware if you start to have a reaction like mine. I think I'll leave any future mole removals to a doctor from now on."
01/08/2011: Brenda from Springfield, Il replies: "I think it depends on the type of mole. The first mole I used ACV on was small and flat. It was gone in a couple of days. The second mole was larger and raised. I had the swelling, blistering, hurting too. I didn't continue because it scared me. It healed up and I haven't tried it again... I have tons of moles I'd love to be rid of though. I may get brave enough to try it again someday but not too soon."
04/12/2011: Tinam from Brisbane, Australia, Qld replies: "Technically, removing a mole with ACV is burning if off. If you go to a skin cancer clinic or a dermatologist, they will tell you that some moles are not able to be removed by burning. I have had 8 moles removed surgically as they were not appropriate for burning. I have started using ACV on 6 moles with various results. One has completely collapsed into a crater. It is extremely painful, with pain under the skin in one direction only. I assume this is the root that is deeper in the dermal layer. So far it is working on 3 of the moles, which are becoming flatter, but the other 3 just have darkening, but no reduction in size and it's only the top of them that are turning black. This is from a skin cancer clinic website, which may explain why some people are having their moles grow back. "Shaving A raised mole is sliced flush with the skin's surface. Because a shaved mole's "roots" are left in the skin, the mole may grow back. You can expect a faint, mole-shaped scar.
Excision A mole is cut out of the skin entirely, roots and all, never to return. A dermatologic or plastic surgeon will use special stitching techniques to minimize scarring. Expect to be left with a fine line that's slightly longer than your mole. The scar should fade after a year and can be further minimized with a laser treatment at that time."
I think you can expect scarring when burning a mole off with ACV as well. I would treat with Lucas Paw Paw ointment (or any other type of Papaya ointment), Vitamin E oil, and I have read several recommendations for Aloe Vera (raw)."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 04/19/2011: Tinam from Brisbane, Qld replies: "An update on my progress with removing my moles with ACV. I have had success with 2 moles, but it has taken about 2 weeks as opposed to 2 days. I'm still going on another 3, which are very slowly (and I mean very slowly) getting smaller. It is a pretty painful process and I'm not entirely sure that getting them sliced off isn't actually easier. Also, because I have been using plasters on them and I'm really not having a great reaction to the plasters. The skin is red raw from the plasters and yesterday when I removed one, it took a chunk of skin off too, which was very painful. ACV works, definitely better on some moles than others, but you need to be really committed to this, and like I said, I think it would have been easier to get them surgically sliced off."
[YEA] 07/05/2012: Lilgreenie from Marietta, Ga, Usa replies: "The apple cider vinegar remedy for moles WORKS!! I am a 26 year old female who has a lot of moles (as does everyone in my family). I had several of the more unsightly ones that annoyed me removed as a teenager. Nowadays, getting moles removed for cosmetic reasons is out of my budget. I had one raised, round, dark brown mole on my upper arm (about 3/4 the size of a pencil eraser) that I just hated. A couple of weeks ago, I read about the apple cider vinegar method for removing moles on this site. With so many "YEA" ratings, I was extremely curious and decided to try this method out before going to a dermatologist and shelling out my hard-earned money to get my mole cut off. On the first day, I gently scrubbed the mole with a nail file to "rough it up" as suggested on this site. This was a little uncomfortable, but I did it for less than one minute and stopped before the mole bled. I then surrounded the mole with a petroleum jelly-based salve to protect the skin, and then applied the inexpensive, grocery store brand ACV to the mole using pointed q-tips (the kind that are made for applying/removing make-up) for precision, holding it firmly in place for a few minutes (this stung quite a bit, but was still less painful than the dermatologist's work! ). It turned red. I repeated this process once a day for about five days. Each day, the mole would become dryer, flatter, and darker. Eventually, it dried out completely, the edges turned up, and it loosened from my skin (after approximately 6-7 days) and fell off. Now, all that is left is a crater in the shape of the mole. The skin around the area is rather red, as I didn't do the best job of applying the petroleum jelly each time I applied the ACV. Make sure you apply it carefully and thoroughly each time you apply the ACV in order to protect the skin. It looks like it is healing, though. I am now restarting the process on two moles on my next.
I highly recommend this remedy, as it really works!! If you have a suspicious mole, however, see your dermatologist to rule out melanoma. If a mole is simply bothering you for cosmetic reasons, ACV is the way to go!!"
[YEA] 12/18/2010: Manofaction from Kansas City, Mo: "Apple cider vinegar is pretty cool stuff. It works best on warts. I used it to cure my genital warts in just 2 days. And I tested it for mole removal on one mole that is hidden pretty well behind my jaw-line. Like testing the color-fastness of your closet carpet before you clean the stain in your living room. I scratched it with a sterile needle and applied the vinegar with a napkin for about an hour (I used regular white vinegar as I did with the warts) By the next morning it was blistered a bit and I applied the vinegar twice throughout the day... Just dabbing it on. And then again for about half an hour at night. I rescratched the surface at night worrying that I didn't get it thoroughly enough the first night which took the entire surface of the mole off! This was disturbing but I continued with the vinegar. I stopped applying it for such a long period of time and just dabbed the vinegar on the surface 4 or 5 times a day. This is the 4th day and the mole is totally scabbed over and I'm pretty sure it's ready to be left alone. I'm treating it with TeaTree Oil to aid in the healing process and as long as it doesn't scar too much I'm going to continue removing all these moles."Replies
07/03/2012: Joliefa from El Paso, Usa Texas replies: "I have a mole right by my anus. Its been there for 20 years. Its not cancer or anything bad. Its just a regular brown mole. It looks ugly and even my gynocologist scared away.... :( Will ACV work on this mole?"
12/15/2010: Nicolas88 from New York, Usa: "Hello, I used the ACV method to remove a really small mole. I scratched it a bit and then applied ACV. The first day it looked scabbed and the second day it started peeling off. The third day it was gone, but left a big scar around the area. Thanksfully, most of the red is gone by now (1 month later) and the skin is normal, but there is still a reddish dot where the mole used to be (it has the size of the mole too). It is better than having the mole, but still very noticeable. What I'm wondering is whether it is the mole growing back (the scar hasn't changed for a long time and although I cannot really say if it has brown in it, it is dark) or it is just a scar. Could you help me please? Have you had similar experiences with this treatment?"
[YEA] 11/13/2010: Me from Fremont, Ca: "I had a small mole on my face that suddenly grew large as a pencil eraser and unsightly. I applied ACV with a q-tip to it for about 20 minutes per evening while I read a book. I also scratched the surface of the mole to make the ACV more accessible to it. Dried, crusty layers of the mole came off until eventually, with continued treatment, it was completely gone. The process of applying ACV lasted about eight days. Amazingly, when the last of the mole came off there was no scarring whatsoever. It looks like I never had a mole that had been on my face for as long as I could remember. Yea!"Replies
[YEA] 06/11/2012: Pilar from Panama City, Panama replies: "I read all the posts on this wonderful forum regarding getting rid of moles/skin cancers with ACV and I decided to try it a month ago. Since I couldn't find the organic ACV I went and bought the Heinz which worked VERY well. I started treatment on a suspicious mole I've had for over 20 years which I suspect I developed after over sunning myself during a summer holiday. The mole was about 3/4 cm in size (1/2") and a dark beige color. I am light skinned. It was located about 1 inch above my navel. The ACV started to work right away. Within 5 days, the mole had sloshed up like lather and I could rub it off. Ten days after I started it was scabbing up. A month later the scab came completely off and all that remains is a pinkish spot slightly indented. Looks like its GONE for good! I am very grateful for all you great people who have shared your experiences as you gave me encouragement to go and try the ACV. I was truly dreading having to go to one of these local dermatologists who would probably gouge my skin and my pocket and put the scare of my life into me. Thank you everybody!!!"
[YEA] 11/07/2010: Melissa from Frisco, Tx: "After reading all of the success stories about getting rid of a mole with ACV, I was convinced to try it. Just wanted to say that ACV really works. I got rid of a flat mole in just about 4 days. I used a cotton ball, tape, vaseline and ACV (Store Brand). Every night I put it on and removed in the morning. By the fourth day it had a scab. I peeled the scab off and the rest of the mole went with it. It made a sore and scar, but it's healing pretty fast, alot better than the mole. Thanks Everyone!!"Replies
[YEA] 06/21/2012: Mrs M from U.k. replies: "I began using ACV on a flesh coloured mole six days ago. The mole was raised and lighter in colour than my skin tone; applying make-up didn't disguise it at all and I felt as though it had slowly become the most dominant feature of my face :( In certain lighting it almost disappeared, yet I still felt so self conscious because it was located on my chin, prone to hairs and now so visible in many photographs!
I visited a dermatologist who said that surgical removal would leave me with a more noticable scar. She basically told me to keep smiling (this flattened it out) and to learn to live with it as it was non-cancerous and benign. I was elated about that part, but still miserable about my appearance. I could see over a year that it was more raised and friends and colleagues would glance down during conversations :(
So.... out came the ACV, and thank heaven for this wonderful treatment! If you try this remedy, please do not be put off within the first two days of treatment. My mole became swollen, sore and red during this time - and I was only applying the ACV with a cottonbud for three ten minute applications daily. I didn't soak overnight, felt it was way too potent for that, nor did I scratch the area. But I did surround it with vaseline ;)
By day three my mole was flattening and scabbing. I felt it was time to stop applying ACV, so started taking one tablespoonful in water twice daily on appearance of the dark scab. On day three I also steamed my face with hot water and a little added ACV. I am definitely continuing with both of these, my skin is fresh and glowing and I have more energy! I applied some aloe vera and tea tree oil to the scab every morning and night. Now, six days later, my scab is way smaller and the skin around it is not red or raised! I can tell it is getting ready to drop off, no picking here to avoid scarring, will post when the scab fully heals! Very pleased so far.... It's working!!!!! :D"
10/04/2010: Lindsey-marie from Nottingham, Uk: "Hi there, just started using Apple Cider Vinegar today about 6 hours ago, scratched at the mole with a sterile needle and applied Apple Cider Vinegar using a cotton pad, then placed a plaster over the top and kept checkin every hour. It has gone black and I have now took the plaster and Apple Cider Vinegar off as am unsure how much I need to be doing this and what the next step is??? Can anyone advise me what to do now it is black and completely flat to the surface? thanks"Replies
10/04/2010: Friend from World replies: "You don't need to check it every hour... Just do what you did: after covering, forget about it. Leave it there until you shower or get up in the morning or something. If it is too irritated and hurting, skip a day or two until it is not. Otherwise repeat the treatment once a day and suddenly it will fall off (it will be a great "ha! " moment). Also, it helps if inside the bandage you leave a cotton ball soaked with ACV (overnight is best). Just get enough of cotton to cover the mole. Good luck!"
10/06/2010: Lindsey-marie from Nottingham, Uk replies: "Hi, I did as you said and left the cotton wool soaked in ACV with a bandaid on for most of the 48 hours, changing regularly to avoid infection. I have stopped using ACV now as it is totally flat, black and around where my mole was in turning scabby but the scab seems to be sort of indented slighty, lower than the rest of my skin. Anything I can do to speed up the process of the scab coming off and avoid there being a 'crater' on my face?"
12/06/2010: Tracey from Columbus, Oh replies: "You may want to check with a dermatologist. The way you are describing it sounds a bit like a minor skin cancer my grandmother had."
04/02/2012: Ole Man Dan from Gadsden replies: "The question was raised 'Did I repeat the treatment for four days? Generally yes. The smaller ones didn't need that much time, but the huge flat one on my neck has needed a couple of weeks. It was the size of a Dime, now it's about the size of the head of a 'Q'Tip. It's scabbed over and shrank down... I'm waiting for it to fall off.
Since my first post, I've taken a small wart off the back of my Right hand too. The scab came off of it yesterday. Not a single mole has left much of a scar. If I get a scar from the giant mole on my neck, it will still be an improvement. Take care of yourselves, and use common sense and AVC or Iodine will remove warts, and moles. If they are stubborn, we have to be stubborn too."
04/22/2012: Autumn from Colorado Springs, Colorado replies: "I tried the ACV on a mole right above my lip that I've always wanted gone. It's now day 2 (I did the first application last night by pressing a soaked q-tip to the slightly raised mole which is about the size of the 'O' on your keyboard) and within an hour, it flattened an turned dark. I know I shouldn't have been so impulsive, but I wanted it gone so badly, I was willing to risk negative possibilities. I'm still somewhat apprehensive of scarring and, worse, regrowth... But I applied Vaseline liberally and have been pretty sterile. All the best. - Autumn
p.s. - there's a small white ring around the mole. I'm wondering if this will turn into scar tissue when the mole falls off?"
[YEA] 09/30/2010: Shack from Miami, Fl: "I had a protruding mole midway between my right eye and my hairline. It was already the size of a small bullet point on a word document. I irrated it a couple of weeks ago and it started to grow exponentially. In fact it perhaps more than doubled in size to a small raisin. I was desperate. We (my family)is in the middle of switching our insurance plans, so I couldn't get to a doctor. I came across this website and intensely read every post. I analyzed the comments and weighed the pros and cons. Right now its Thursday morning. On Tuesday night I went to the store and purchased the Apple Cider Vinegar. When I got back home I took a Q-tip and dipped one end in vaseline. I put a light coat around the mole. I took a sterilized needle and poked holes in my mole. Mind you, my mole had that "clustered grape" look to it. Then I took the other end of of the Q-tip and dipped it into the ACV, and proceeded to dab it onto the mole. I did that for about 2 minutes, then put a band-aide over it. By morning time it had strunk some and started to darken. I put more ACV on it, and kept the band-aide off during the day. Later, Wednesday afternoon, I looked in the mirror and it had strunk to even lower than the original size. By bed-time around 11pm it looked like it was ready to fall off. This only 24 hours later. I repeated the needle/vaseline/ACV treatment and put the band-aide back on. Well, this morning when I took the band-aide off, the mole fell off it as well. I have no discoloration and the only thing you can see, if you look real closely, is a slight raising of the skin where the mole was. Hopefully, it will flatten. I will take any suggestions regarding post-treatment. I want to thank all those who shared their experiences. So far the results are 100% positive."Replies
03/03/2012: Julian from Vancouver, Canada replies: "Worked for me. I had a slightly raised, smallish mole near the base of my neck on the side before I discovered this site. I applied ACV with gauzes and bandaids at night and when around the house. I'd just dab some on with my clean finger before I went out. The mole was filed down and turned into a scab and fell of in only three days.
The way it looked after than was worse than the mole itself. Quite bloody and scabby. About three or four days later, the skin was just a bit red. It still is (this is seven days after I first applied the ACV), but it's quickly fading to skin colour.
If you're willing to have the area look worse for a week, this is a miracle tip. Surprised it isn't more mainstream."
[YEA] 09/07/2010: Rachel from Hartford, Connecticut, Usa: "ACV worked like a champ for killing the four moles on my face that I'd hated for years. I knew that my options at a dermatologist were to burn them off or cut them out, neither of which sounded appealing and both of which sounded like they had the potential to scar my face. When I read about ACV, I figured it probably wouldn't work, but when it did, I was pleasantly surprised. I followed the process suggested here (scratch mole with sterilized needle, apply ACV several times a day, use ACV-soaked Q-tip bud at night, wait until moles scab and slough off on their own), and I'd say it probably took about a week for the moles to fall off and another week for the underlying wounds to close up enough for me to be able to apply foundation over them. They're healing nicely; I apply vitamin E with a Q-tip and slap a scar-reducing bandage over the pinkish skin, and every day, they fill in better and appear less pink. I've been telling everyone who seems interested about this method. So glad I found this site and gave ACV a try before throwing money at a dermatologist!"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/23/2010: Andrew from La, Ca, Us: "Hi, I have used the garlic & Apple Cider Vinegar method multiple times, but once the mole is removed, it always returns again! I dont want to say it's a mole but black raised skin always reappears to where I applied the acv(it's bigger than the original mole also). It seems like it's pretty loose skin, but it becomes soft and loses its hardness and scab like qualities as it heals. I have been applying vitamin E on it and my mole came off about 3 days ago, but should I keep applying vitamin e on this "mole" to see if it heals? Thanks!"
[YEA] 08/14/2010: Tacocat from Hyde Park, Ny: "I am 47 and had a pencil eraser size mole on my cheek for over 20 years. It was a raised, flesh and red colored "bump". One MD said it would need to be "scooped out" and cause a scar. So I left it alone until my sister so graciously said " get that big ugly thing off your face, it makes you look old". AHHHH, I ran home and found this site. Well, I slice and diced this mole up and it bleed for a few minutes. I put the vaseline around it. Used a qtip and every hour or so applied the ACV. This got redundant, so I put a small piece of the qtip cotton in a bandaid and went to bed for 4 hrs. Thats when I woke up having a night mare that I would awaken to a burned out hole in my face. So, I discontinued treatment at 3 AM! This mole looked white and blistery. It had a red ring around it, on the skin that received a bit of a burn from the ACV. The next day it was blackened and I got very anxious that I screwed myself! I alternated from honey to 100% aloe gel on a bandaid. The bandaids I used were the ones that you can swim with and keeps it very much sealed. It even looks good on. After keeping it moist (moisture is best for healing!!! ) for 2 days the scab softened and the whole mole kept diminishing. 5 days later it is completely gone and flat to my face with only a red healing spot that is easily managed with coverup. During the last 3 days of healing, I was not anxious about any scaring. Whew! I applied iodine 3-4 times a day and that help it the rest of the way. I recommend this treatment. ONLY, DO it gradually- like 4hrs in one day and NOT NOT NOT over night. Remember: You must score up the mole. It isnt pretty for a few days. And, I was extremely anxious the first two days. I can see where it can burn and scar if you are too aggressive."Replies
09/09/2010: Janice from Apex, Nc/usa replies: "Hi, am currently trying the ACV method for moles and wondered, did you only score the mole the first time you applied the ACV or on every occasion of applying the ACV? Wasn't sure if it was necessary on subsequent treatments or just the first time. Thanks! Janice"
09/10/2010: Crazydogjack from New Castle, Pa, Usa replies: "I only scored the mole once and applied the ACV daily and the mole fell off."
[YEA] 09/27/2010: Mrs. L. from New York, Ny replies: "This was nothing short of amazing! I had a noticeable mole on the side of my cheek. I never had it removed due to fear of scarring. After reading all the posts on this site, I had no doubt that ACV was the way to go. I lightly roughed up the surface of the mole with an emery board, soaked a small piece of cotton in ACV and secured it with a bandaid. I did this in the morning and changed the dressing in the evening. After three days, the mole looked softer and the outer layers started sloughing off. By the fourth day, most of it was gone BUT there was a fairly deep and very raw looking indentation. I applied a mixture of Vitamin E and rose hip seed oil several times a day. Within a week, the wound started closing up and within two weeks the area was flat but discolored -- nothing a little concealer couldn't fix. It took about four weeks to heal completely, no discoloration whatsoever and it's like it never happened! I can't tell you how thrilled I am with this remedy. It also worked like a charm on two other moles I had on my leg."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/11/2010: Danniella from Essex, Uk: "Last thursday I started applying cider vinegar (just normal cheap one from supermarket, it actually only says cider vinegar on the bottle) on my 2 raised and big moles on my face. First, I did what everyone said on this website, soak a piece of cotton wool and taped it on, but it wasn't very accurate and Apple Cider Vinegar dripped or wasn't perfectly placed on my mole. Even though I put vaseline all around my mole it still burned (not too bad, but very uncomfortable) SO since then I have just been using a cotton bud, soaking it in Apple Cider Vinegar and dabbing my moles and holding it on for about a minute or until my arm aches! (still with vaseline around my moles)as I am on my holidays this is very managable for me. I have being doing this a few times throughout each day. It is now Wednesday (6 days) and so far one mole is very sore, it has shrunk and is black and I think it's scabbing. I really do hope it falls off as others had said. The other mole is similar but hasn't made as much progress. Layers of the mole has come off in the shower though :) Around the mole the skin is pink and soft. I feel quite disheartened as it's on my face but perhaps I need to give it more time. I will update on any progress. ANY ADVICE FROM ANYONE? Should I keep adding Apple Cider Vinegar OR should I just leave it completely dry so it scabs?? Thank you in advance :-)"Replies
08/11/2010: Addy from Fb, Ga replies: "Hey Danniella. I too was recently working on two moles on my stomach and experienced the same as you. One mole went flat, turned black, scabbed over and eventually came off. The second mole came off in layers. Didn't quite get why but I kept at it. Seems to me it was just a little more stubborn than the other one. Since you are dabbing it with Apple Cider Vinegar and not covering it on your face, I would continue for a few more days then stop. My only recommendation is to let the scabs come off by itself. I became a little to anxious and pulled one off before it was ready to. I've been a little red where it was versus letting it do its own thing.. Perfectly normal looking skin on the other. Good luck! Addy"
08/17/2010: Danniella from Essex, Uk replies: "Sorry, one more thing mole removers! I DID NOT SCORE OR EVEN DARE try to damage my mole before I put Apple Cider Vinegar on. That's just scary and I don't know whether that is safe at all! Yes I know we're putting vinegar on our faces but I mean as safe as can be. So from my other comments that I have written, you can see that actually the outcome is still generally the same as those people who are scoring their moles first. Please be safe people. Doing it slowly is probably the best method and the best outcome. Just dab Apple Cider Vinegar on your moles with a cotton bud for a few minutes and not put cotton wool with a plaster on and run the risk of it touching/dripping on to your healthy skin. Your choice but just keep safe. USE LOADS OF VASELINE AT ALL TIMES."
[YEA] 08/18/2010: Anon from Newcastle, Uk replies: "I 'had' four moles on the right side of my face which had bothered me for some time... After reading the feedback on the use of ACV to remove moles I decided to give it a go, I scored each mole with sandpaper and applied ACV with a cotton-bud directly to each mole over a couple of days until they turned darker in colour and scabbed, over the following week I eased the scabs away from each mole leaving the skin free to heal with absoluteley no sign of any of the moles remaining... Fantastic Remedy! , Thanks Earth Clinic & its Contributers."
08/25/2010: Danniella from Essex, Uk replies: "Please help. I posted a few times a couple of weeks ago about my 'successes' of removing my moles with Apple Cider Vinegar (2 large raised ones on my face). All seemed fine and am currently treating my scars etc.... BUT NOW, my moles are reappearing over the scars/crater! They look even bumpier and worse than the original moles. Has this happened to anyone else? I feel so disheartened to have gone through this whole process (let alone the highs and lows of emotions) to find that this has all been for nothing. As the moles are on my face, it's obviously visual to others and so I've avoided seeing anyone over the last few weeks. This has dented my confidence even more. Please help me anyone."
08/25/2010: Addy from Fb, Ga replies: "Hey Danniella from Essex, Uk. I noticed the other night that two moles popped up just adjacent to a previous mole. This has me curious.. Did it seem to be a little stubborn and come off in layers or did it all turn black and come off at once?
I removed two moles.. One with Apple Cider Vinegar w/o mother(kitchen brand) turned black, fell off, end of that one. The second one with organic avc with mother took a little work. It came off in layers.. I think it took about 3 weeks before it fell off. I thought it strange but now that someone else got it.. I'm curious if anyone knows what happened?"
08/26/2010: Danniella from Essex, Uk replies: "Thanks Addy for replying. I thanked you for your previous comments a few days ago, as well as updating my progress but they didn't submit my comments for some reason?! Anyway, they both went black and scabbed up. I'm going to number them to make it easier to explain. Number 1 mole: It's hidden slightly by my hair so I left completely alone and it shrunk and I kind of nudged it off gently. This one came of in layers. This one does not look as bad. This one is a crater and the outside circle is brown. I am not sure if this is going to grow into a full mole??
Number 2 mole: This one was more visable (under my eye) and so I did tug at that one. This one is the worse one so maybe you must have to leave it completely alone. Unfortunately as it is on my face I really feel I can't just have this horrible scab hanging of which is why the most visable one I really needed to get it off. Underneath it was very white and soft almost liquidy. The mole is growing over the crater more and more every day. I used cheap cider vinegar from the shop."
08/29/2010: Wafaa from Tucson, Az, United States replies: "Hi Daniella. Did you try reapplying some ACV with Q-tips to the new growth. I'm theorizing here, but it could be that you didn't get all of it the first time around (that is all the mole cells, since moles are caused by benign abnormal cells), so it's growing back. Especially because you mentioned it was hard to get rid of."
[YEA] 08/30/2010: Karen From Oregon from Sealrock, Oregon replies: "I had a black mole on my neck that finally had to go. It was getting in the way of my clothes & was growing a bit each year & was getting way too large & ugly. I sliced a garlic & put it over the mole & secured it with a band aid & left it in place for 3 days. (not getting it wet) I then removed the garlic & didn't put another back on for 3 days. After two rounds of the garlic the mole started to dry up, scaled up, & started shedding layers off until it was all gone. Yea! The whole process took about 2wks. Or so."
08/30/2010: Lee from New York replies: "Did you smell like garlic during the 3 days? I've tried, unsuccessfully with ACV, dandruff shapoo, h202. I'd love to try your method but am worried about the smell. Congratulations to you!"
11/24/2011: I Hate My Mole from Virginia, Va replies: "I started the ACV treatment on the 18th on a slightly raised mole in between my eyebrows YIKES THIS TOOK ALOT OF BRAVERY about the size of this "O". I read all of the comments on this site and felt real confident based on others results that ACV was the way to go. I lightly scratched my mole with a sterile needle and applied ACV with a Q-tip and held it in place for about 5 mins about 3 times a day, I was really scared of permanent scarring so didn't leave it on all night.
Second day the mole turned black and went flat and twice the size (it almost looked like a had a mono-brow), day 3 it looked like it was lightly scabing but definitely not ready for it fall off or even pick at, so I continued with the treatment, I had some swelling around the mole also I guess I burned my self even though I used alot of vaseline to protect the surrounding skin, wasn't too worried about that.
By day 6 I was getting really worried that the mole was not scabbing as others had described and was still swollen but now it looked like the mole had sunk into a crater, so I decided to stop the treatment.
Since last night (23rd) I've been using vitamin E oil and triple antibiotic to help with the healing. 24th it seems to be healing but still a little sore and red around the mole and the scab is no longer black but has turned to a dark-ish brown. Im going to let it heal completely and hope for the best. Has any one else had a similar experience? Does it sound I like I did something wrong? Would appreciate any feed back or advice as I obviously want this darn thing gone.
PS, I had my mole checked and was told it was a benign mole."
08/10/2010: Luckystarz77100 from Milwaukee, Wi, Usa: "I have just started the ACV treatment for a 'pencil eraser' sized mole on the side of my neck. I roughed up the surface quite a bit and started use, I only put the ACV on at night while I'm sleeping so I assume the process will be slower than others. I'm on day 4 and the hard dark scab is on the mole, but the very bottom edges are still soft (discolored but soft like the original mole) is there anything I can do?"Replies
09/18/2011: Cyn from Fern, Fl replies: "I have a question- my moles are flesh colored. They are not like regular moles that are brownish. And they are all over the right side of my face I look so horrible and I am so depressed because of them. Should I give the apple cider a try or would it be way too much scarring?"
09/19/2011: Lily from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia replies: "Hi Cyn, what if you try the apple cider vinegar on just a couple of moles first and then see what happens. Lily."