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
Last Modified on Mar 21, 2014<< Continued from page 7
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.
[YEA] 06/02/2009: Aldo from Brisbane, Australia: "Apple Cider Vinegar removed a mole in 7 days!!! I have to admit, though I am very interested in natural remedies, I was very skeptical that just simple ACV could help to remove a mole. But, for just a few dollars spent on band aids and ACV, why not give it a try?
What I did:
Used a sterile needle to "rough up the skin a bit" over the mole, just break the skin a little, but not try to make it bleed. Then I used a corner piece of tissue and folded it 3-4 times and made it into a neat square. Then I put some ACV into a spray bottle (it is so much easier to apply then) and sprayed enough to soak the tissue. Finally apply it to the mole and cover it with a band aid. I did this twice a day.
In just a couple of days, the mole seemed to transform into a scab. On the seventh evening, it almost fell off (with a little help from me when I saw it came three quarters off by itself anyway. I have to admit, I only very very gently tugged at it and it just fell off.
Now, I am applying honey to a piece of tissue paper and applying that to it. I heard elsewhere on this site (and subsequently others) that honey is great for the healing and minimising any scarring. Well, the ACV worked, so why not give that a try!
By the way, the ACV I used, says it is organic but it didn't even have "the mother" in it, and it still worked!!! Now I have started doing 4 more flat moles, it is day 2 and they are all looking exactly the same as the first one did on day two! Wohoo!
Thank you to all of you who posted before, it really encouraged me to give this a try. Thank you too earthclinic, you are doing a wonderful work!"
04/28/2010: Peter from San Diego, Usa replies: "I used neosporin on it and the reddish mark is little to none. I'm not sure but it might slow the effect of the ACV slightly but i don't really mind as long as there is no red mark for me it's fine. This is day 2 for me with the ACV and it has started to scab but there is red mark and also it's on my face and none of my friends seem to notice."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 05/31/2009: Xena from Singapore: "pls cud any kind angel help me, my wedding is cumin.. N I'm stuck with a brownish reddish mark surrounding my mole that I've tried to remove using apple cider vinegar. My mole is almost gone, but the surrounding area is troubling me, cause it makes it more obvious. I'm scared tht it might be permanently be there. I've applied so much of aloe vera gel but it does'Nt seems to lighten at all.I guess the surrounding area of my face is burned by acv. Pls how do I get my original skin colour back fast. Help me! Warning to those, trying the acv pls protect ur surrounding skin especially if it's on ur face. pls give me a solution guys... Thanks"Replies
06/19/2009: Kayla from Ottawa, Canada, Ontario replies: "Try Honey ?"
08/15/2009: Bonn from T Or C, Nm replies: "Try putting a circle of petroleum jelly around the mole. Just get some vasaline on a q-tip and swipe in a circle around mole covering read area, hope it helps!!"
05/26/2011: Abez111 from Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom replies: "ok so heres my question, I have a mole in my private area, and I want to use avc, im from england. Im 16. Is it just the organic apple cider vinegar, in like a blue bottle? or the one in the see through bottle? I hope some1 can answer this as I am desperate"
[YEA] 05/27/2009: Angie from Los Angeles, CA: "ACV: Used it to remove an ugly mole
I am so excited about ACV. My 10 year old son had a mole right at the center of hix neck on the back, the size of an eraser. He refused to wear anything without a collar, and insisted on wearing his jacket to school just to cover the mole. Apparently he was getting picked on at school. One day I found him on the internet trying to find a way to remove the mole, that's when I realized this was more serious that I thought. I jumped on this site and tried the ACV. I put it on with a Q-tip morning and night before he went to bed and covered it with a band-aid. I only put the acv on the mole. By the fourth day it turned black and flat that is just peeled off. My son was so happy, he's now wearing his regular t-shirts without a collar! I love collars shirts but I just want him to wear anything without being self conscious about himself. Thank you for your wonderful postings. You have made my son very happy."
06/19/2009: Kayla from Ottawa, Canada, Ontario replies: "Hii, Im Kayla and I will be trying this method out, because it seems that Acv is the most effective for mole removal, this has encourage me to attempt removing the mole that has been bothering me for years. Thank you everyone for your stories and opinions. I will start this project today and will report back once I am done the operation! XD
I hope this really works!!! :D *crosses fingers*
- Kayla ! :)"
[WARNING!] 05/20/2009: Diane from Ottumwa, IA: "Do not use the Apple Cider Vinegar on your FACE. I for some reason decided to remove the skin color mole on my face with ACV. It looked like a large pimple and I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time. It was interesting to watch my skin-colored mole turn black and scabby. I knew it was working, but the ACV left a hole in my face that may be a permanent scar. Now, instead of a pimple, I have a huge crater in my cheek. I am very scarred, and to top everything off, the granulation left after the mole came off this morniug while I was washing my face, far too early, and I know from experience, this will male the scar worse. The ACV also took another area that had no mole and now there is a small black spot. Perhaps it was there all the time, now it really is visible. I don't know how bad the scarring is going to be, but I am kicking myself for even thinking of it. I wish I had tried the Coconut oil or the Lugols for my face first.
I am using coconut oil, mederma, and aloe vera for the scar, also currently taking Hylauronic Acid, all my vitamins, and Serrapetase. Wish me luck.
Good Luck To All."
EC: Can you please tell us exactly how you used the apple cider vinegar? Apple cider vinegar has been one of the top remedies for facial acne on EC for years, but people typically just use a cotton ball and apply it like toner.
05/21/2009: Diane from Ottumwa, IA replies: "Re: ACV and moles on the face. The method I used with such disasterous effects was a tiny piece of cotton saturated with ACV "with the mother", covered with a bandaid on the area for five days. The bandaid hid the section where a new mole was forming due to the ACV. I kept the cotton in place the whole time and every time it dried out I replaced it, or re-wet it with the ACV.
I repeat, this method is not recommended for the face. I'll let you know the results when I finally heal. I am also using Ted's remedy of honey and nutmeg on the scar and sleeping with a silicone sheet on the area along with silicone gel and coconut oil. At this point, I don't know if I still have a mole or not, I can only see a deep depression and a small new mole in the area.
Thank you EC,
Take Care All,
EC: Thank you for the update! Much appreciated...
05/21/2009: Diane from Ottumwa, IA replies: "First, I also pierced the mole several times with a sterilized needle. I think this is one of the keys to a successful mole removal regardless of which method is used.
05/21/2009: Tatia from NYC, NY replies: "I agree you need to be careful with apple cider vinegar on delicate skin areas like the face. I used acv last year to clear up a pimple patch on my chin. I was desparate to get rid of it and held an acv soaked cotton ball to the area for about 5 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes that night. I totally burned through the skin and got a big scab that took 10 days to heal! It's strong stuff. I now use 3% hydrogen peroxide to pimples. I can hold it to the pimple for 10 minutes and it doesn't harm it, only cures it."
[YEA] 05/21/2009: Michelle from Melbourne, Australia replies: "I actually tried using the ACV method on a large black flat mole on the side of my chin, which I've had since as long as I can remember, it's very noticeable, I think the method is working quite well for me...even though the process isn't completed yet, and the method I used is slightly different...
On the first day, I started out by soaking a small piece of cotton wool the same size as the mole in ACV and stuck it on the mole with band aid before I went to bed. The next morning I removed the cotton wool, but instead of replacing it with a refreshed one. I also removed the band aid and instead used a cotton bud with 1 tip soaked in ACV and gently dabbed it on the mole, I did this several times a day, and only taped the ACV soaked cotton wool on when I go to bed at night. I repeated this process for a few days and by day 3, a scab formed in the affected area. When I tried to dab some more ACV on the area, it stung quite badly so I stopped using the ACV altogether...initially I thought the method had failed for me...but then, a few days later when the scab was thick and dry and peeling off, I had the urge to peel the whole scab away, I did just that and I noticed that some of the pigmentation had peeled away too, and the mole was fading in color. Upon seeing this, I thought, maybe it's working afterall. So I waited for about another week (not using the ACV anymore), just waiting for the scab to reform. Last night I checked the affected area, the scub had dried out, hardened and peeling, so again, I peeled the scub away, and another layer of pigmentation came off...now the mole has turned from pitch black to a light gray shade and is becoming far less noticeable. I'm intending on sticking to the process...but I won't use the ACV anymore, at least for the time being because it's just too strong, it would only sting the area...I'm just going to wait for the scab to reform and then peel it off again. So I only used the ACV for the first few days or so, just to form the first scab, to set a benchmark for the process...I haven't used the ACV ever since then. Although I can't guarantee that this kind of method I'm using will work, and there's no concrete results since I have not completed the process yet...but I believe it's working, and it's working well for me at least.
In my case at least, the ACV was very effective in the beginning to form the scab.
I think the process of removing flat moles is rather different to raised mole removal...with raised moles, I hear they tend to just fall off...but with flat moles, I was told you need to peel the skin away layer by layer, especially if your mole is colored like mine (due to excessive pigmentation)...it sounds scary and painful, but when I peeled the scab away both times, it was virtually painless for me, it didn't even bleed. I don't even need to apply any essential oils or vaceline to speed up the healing process. I leave it all up to nature. As I wait for the scab to reform, I don't do anything and just leave the mole alone.
But then again, everyone is different and results will differ with each person...I'm just sharing my experiences, and the method which I just thought up as I went along...some of you may be worried that I'm probably taking a risk, but in all honesty, it's working well for me, so far so good. But there's no guarantees."
05/25/2009: Margaret from Tallahassee, Florida/Leon replies: "My advice is to go to a dermatologist. My neighbor played around with the home remedies and her face got out of control. She developed skin cancer and died. Dr. Sherman Williams Skin Clinic in Tallahassee on Thomasville Road took a mole off my nose and it was easy and painless. Try it it is safe, dont play with your body."
05/31/2009: Jenjen321 from Edmonds, wa replies: "Diane, My moles are flesh colored and look just like what you described yours to be. I am struggling with the burned skin around the moles too. I only kept ACV in place with a bandaid for one night, thank goodness! In the morning (this was a few days ago) I could see that one of the pieces of cotton had dislodged and actually indented and burned an area next to the mole. Since then I have only used a q-tip to gently touch ACV to the moles and with plenty of A & D ointment around them. I should have done it this way from day one. How is your skin healing with coconut oil? I have that and have read that it can be used for mole removal as well. Please let me know how you are doing, as that will give me hope. I'm scared that I won't heal and I'm kicking myself too!
Do you think that flesh colored moles respond differently than the dark moles?"
[YEA] 06/19/2010: Diane from Ottumwa, Ia replies: "Re: Moles, ACV, & scarring, & iodine
Just an update. After using the ACV on my skin colored facial mole, I can tell you I now have no scar. There was a crater and I was freaking, but after 4 months it filled in nicely. Used silicone, and Ted's remedy of honey and nutmeg. No mark, not redness, no scar.
I have since used the ACV and Lugols iodine methods to remove moles. Lugols's looked like it worked but the mole came back in about 6 months. It also left a scar that is still visible. For me, the ACV method works the best, but everyone is different.
Here is my advice:
1.) Experiment first on a mole on your body to see what works for you.
2.) Protect the skin around the mole.
3.) Scratch and rough up the mole.
4.) Be patient, don't freak out. Things will look bad, but if you do not form keloids, you will probably heal better than you expect.
Good Luck everyone!
06/19/2010: Diane from Ottumwa, Ia replies: "Jenjen321,
I'm in my 50's and my moles are all very deep. Even the flesh colored ones. I suspect the flesh colored ones are a different type of fungus, but I really don't know. It took at least 4-6 months for the holes to heal, but I have no scars and I would do it again happily. I used aloe, coconut oil, silicone, and Ted's honey, nutmeg & I mixed in a little cayenne pepper to the mixture. I also took as many vitamins as I could. Remember to take especially Hylauroic acid.
Hope you healed well also.
06/20/2010: Joe from Wpb, Fl replies: "Hello Diane,
I have a few facial scars from cystic acne that left a few craters. Would your solution work with this or just moles ? What was your remedy ? Applied or orally ? dosage ? thanks Joe"
06/21/2010: Elsaeasterly from Elsewhere, Ca, Usa replies: "Where did you find Ted's remedy? Did he recommend silicone also? Do you purchase that as a cream?"
06/22/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "One question which might sound silly but why do so many people here want to get rid of moles? Unless moles in the US mean something else than here in Europe we as a rule don't touch them other than when the dermatologist thinks that there is something wrong with them and even then he will do it himself. Aren't moles those brown things we get on the skin or do you people mean something else like warts maybe? Those we get rid of.
By the way, I am having no trouble getting rid of my warts with ACV. You just have to be a bit patient for a number of days and then they are gone, even plantar ones. Just don't use white vinegar as I did on my leg, now I have a big, dark stain!"
06/22/2010: Crazydogjack from New Castle, Pa replies: "Personally I think moles are ugly and that's why I would get rid of them other than for a medical reason. Just my thoughts though..."
06/23/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Francisca,
I know it must seem odd to you as it does to me as well. What I am observing is that more and more people are convinced by drs. to just have the moles removed. It seems to be increasing at an alarming rate to me. They tell the patient that it would be a good idea "just in case" down the line it might become a problem. Now, it even seems to be the norm which in turn causes a lot of kids to be embarrassed of their moles and just want to have them removed for cosmetic purposes. What I then watch is the kids suffering for a couple of weeks stunned at how painful the procedure actually is. Then, on top of all this, they grow back again! And the procedure has to be redone because "they didn't cut into the root deeply enough!" At any rate, that is what I'm seeing here. And, to boot, the scars are really gnarly in some of the cases. So, your question is not silly to me as I have been unnerved by this being sold as the way to go. Lisa"
06/24/2010: Lee from New York, NY replies: "Hi Lisa and Francisca,
I agree with you. When my son was in college, he went to a dermatologist for a minor problem. She convinced him to let her examine him for skin cancer and ended up having about 8 moles removed! I suggested that the fact that he had medical insurance, and perhaps the dermatologist needed to earn money could be connected. It was one of those "aha moments" in his young life. I'm hoping that it taught him to be a bit more cautious before simply accepting the opinion of one doctor.
To our search for a better way,
07/10/2010: Hope from Country, Ab Canada replies: "Hello, I read somewhere that moles & other growths could be caused from a
* Potassium deficiency. Hope you have a nice day : )"
07/11/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Do you mean warts as well? I always seem to have skin problem. . . . Not really many moles but quite a few warts (got rid of a few with ACV and will continue after the summer), small growths some kind of warts as well, white spots. . . Always problems!"
07/14/2010: Hope from Country, Ab Canada replies: "Hi Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France,
It may be helpful to read some of Ted's previous posts on these subjects. You may also find some interesting information using the Google search bar & typing:
* Potassium deficiency moles growths or change a few words in your search (Eg: Potassium deficiency moles warts, etc. )"
[YEA] 05/12/2009: Rita from Rio Rancho, NM: "Just wanted to thank you for the acv for mole removal remedy. I have had a mole on my face since birth. I did what many suggested on your site and exfoliated, then slept with an acv soaked cotton ball on the affected area. It took about a week, but the mole is now completely gone. My fiancee tried this same method, and his results were just as successful
I have since tried many more of your remedies. I drink acv daily, oil pull and take cold showers. My life is completely change for the better!
[YEA] 05/02/2009: Joe from Australia, Sydney: "ANYONE??? Does ACV work on FLAT moles???
Hi. I have tried ACV on a raised mole (on my chest) and it came off after about 1.5-2 weeks!!! Amazing. I did the same thing as all the other people talk on this website. I went and bought a 5% acidity ACV and applied a soaked cotton ball (the size of the mole) covered by a bandade at nights. But my question to any of the ACV users is - DOES ACV work on FLAT moles - i have a few noticable dark flat moles on my face and was wondering if the same process would work on them as well? Any feedback is great! ps. Fantastic Website! Keep up the good work."Replies
05/20/2009: L from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada replies: "I also want to know if the ACV will make flat moles disppear. I'm so self concious about my body because of these ugly flat moles. They are so annoying and people always point them out to me, its very annoying. PLEASE give me an answer, i'm desperate"
05/21/2009: E from Boise, ID replies: "I have not tried the apple cider vinegar for flat moles, but I have tried iodine on flat moles and it works. I used the 2% iodine first aid antiseptic that you can get at most stores. I scraped the mole with a clean sewing needle once a day and applied the iodine on the mole three times a day. I did this for five days and the mole scabbed over and came off in the shower. It left a pink spot where the mole was, but is slowly fading. It has been two months since I did this and it is still somewhat pink. So I can't say for sure if the pink spot will completely fade away. Good luck and God bless!"
04/01/2010: Migato from Brooklyn, New York replies: "I've only tried getting rid of flat moles on my face and from what I've seen, the moles have gotten smaller and less noticeable, the moles were small to begin with but they've gotten much lighter and decreased in size.
Since it's my face, I've been extra careful and I did the q-tip method, where I scratched the surface of the mole a little bit with a clean needle then applied the vinegar on the mole ONLY, for multiple times I reapplied until the burning sensation stopped. The moles were darker the next day, were slightly hard when I touched them and eventually the scabs fell off leaving behind smaller moles.
I think it is possible to completely remove them, it just might take a couple of tries."
[YEA] 04/20/2009: Dunoon from Raleigh, North Carolina: "ACV for moles = A+. I have had a mole on my cheek for years and I hated it. Make-up would not really cover it and I photoshopped it out in pictures. I have several but, this one just annoyed me. Insurance won't pay for the removal and the ones I have had removed by a dr. came back or left a huge scar. Mine took about 2 weeks before I finally peeled off the scab. It is red and mostly flat now but, anything is better than that mole. UGLY. Cover-up or foundation should hide the redness until it heals. I NEVER thought this would work and I cried when I peeled the scab off but, it was pure happiness. Years I hated it and now it is gone. I hope it stays gone too. I wish I had known this a long time ago and I will be working on more over the next several months. One came back on my face a dr. removed before my wedding. It was only gone for about 6 months and came back and a dr. removed it. Guess he sucked at his job. That one is going next."
[YEA] 04/05/2009: John from Kamloops, Alberta, Canada: "Hi, I just wanted to let everyone know that Apple Cider Vinegar DOES! work for moles. For instance, I had a mole on the left side of my abdomen that was an 1/8" of an inch for 13 years. The appearance of this mole always made me feel self conscious and resulted in me covering the left side of my stomach when I was at the beach for fear of someone noticing it. So, about 2 weeks ago I decided I wanted to find a natural way to remove it because I'm a student and simply don't have the resources to pay a dermatologist to remove it. Anyhow, after reading the testimonials on this site about ACV I decided to give it a shot all the while feeling that it probably wouldn't work, but what did I have to lose. So after 2 weeks of applying the ACV 2-3 a day and placing a bandage with a small piece of toilet paper drenched in ACV over the mole and under the bandage over night the mole fell off!!! I couldn't believe my eyes. It is important to note that while their will probably be a tiny scar it is far better than having that mole there. In addition, I will apply polysporin and Vitamin E oil to the spot where the mole used to be to speed up the healing process."
[YEA] 04/03/2009: Pam from Sacramento, CA: "A few months ago, I developed a large, ugly, raised seborrheic keratosis (SK) on my cheek. I had read so many positive reports about the power of organic ACV that I decided to give this natural remedy a whirl. Exactly 14 days ago, I started dipping a Q-tip soaked in ACV and dabbing it on the SK, followed by a dot of 10% benzoyl peroxide. I did this several times a day, and within 3 days, the SK start to scab, flake, and peel. The dry-and-peel action seemed to accelerate when I applied ACV just after taking a shower. Within 10 days, the ugly SK that had been the size of a pencil eraser had shrunk and flattened to one small dark scab over the stubborn "core." On Day 13, this black scab finally flaked off, leaving nothing more than an area of residual peeling. Today is Day 14, and I am stunned to report that this ugly raised SK is gone. I am using a medicated coverstick on this area as it heals -- it blends in with my foundation makeup. Note that I took a conservative, cautious approach -- I did NOT use a needle to prick the SK before applying ACV. Also, anytime I felt like I might be overdoing it with the ACV (signs of acid burn), I backed off on the ACV treatments for a day."
[YEA] 03/14/2009: Sherilyn from NY, NY: "I had two small moles on my face that I had been wanting to get rid of for years. After visiting this site one day, I decided to try the apple cider vinegar method on them. For two nights I had taped a small piece of gauze saturated with the apple cider vinegar to my face. During this time the moles began to turn white. After the two days, the moles started to scab and were a little sore to the touch. Unfortunately the skin around the moles became a little red and sore, but nothing worse then a sunburn. The 4th day the moles just came off on their own, leaving a tiny little pink skin underneath. I am shocked and so happy that this simple remedy removed moles that would have cost a fortune at a dr.s office. I am going to continue putting vitamin E oil on it until it is completely healed."
[YEA] 03/11/2009: Maggie from Kilgore, Tx: "I read various Yea's on this website at the end of last month I was amazed that after all these years I had no idea that you could get rid of moles in this way. I was so excited that I started to do treatment on my own moles starting at the beginning of this month. I scratched the surface of my moles to be treated with a toothpick (I broke the top of the toothpick to save me from stabbing myself) so I found the splintered end scratched the surface perfectly. I then soaked a piece of cotton wool with ACV and placed it over the mole, you need to wipe of the excess juice as you do this, then I placed some medical tape to hold it in place and then stuck a band aid (plaster) over that. I did this to each of them before going to sleep of a night and then removed all the band aids etc in the morning. The colour of the mole seemed to transfer over to the cotton wool piece and one or two of the moles became colourless. During the day I found that the moles would start to dry out and have continued to do this every day, each one seems to have scabbed at different times. I am now in the second week and they have all scabbed over nicely. I will continue to do the same routine until they all fall off on their own accord. Now I did read that several people have found the burning sensation quite painful which it is but if you can stand this it is well worth it. I have also found that it only seems to burn the offending mole and not the skin (which was a relief as it was a concern to me). So far I am really pleased and cant wait to see them heal and then I will attack another part of my body and hopefully will be 'moleless'. Oh yes and for good measure I have been taking 3 table spoons of ACV every evening also (it tastes disgusting, yuk). I hope this is useful to someone and yet again I have to say thank you so much for a wonderful website, if only I had seen this earlier!!!"
03/09/2009: Kate from London, Toronto, Ontario: "Just have a question. I was wondering if its possible to take off part of the mole instead of the whole thing by using the ACV on only part of it?"
[YEA] 03/04/2009: Dave from Seattle, Wa, USA: "You have got to be kidding me. SO i have tons of mole and hate taking my shirt off because of them. I go to the dermatologist every 6 months. The last time i went they cut 7 of them off. If you haven't had moles removed from the derm, its not as simple as you think. All of my moles are flat on the skin, so most of them are deep through the skin ( i guess, thats what the doc tells me ). So to remove them, they use a punch which goes all the way through your skin. My bigger ones were a little bigger than the end of a pencil. Out of the ones they punched, they were worried about 2 of them, so they went back and cut about an half inch completely around where those 2 were. Needless to say, big scars. Anyway they say to look for odd looking or shaped moles, those are the scary ones. All of my mole are deformed or shaped weird. None of them are round, so it is hard to monitor them. Anyway, i know what to look for and definitely will still go in to the doc if something is weird.
But I read this site about 2 weeks ago, and figured what would it hurt to give it a try. So i picked one of the big ugly ones on my stomach to test on. I figured if all went to $hit i would just have the doc cut another hole in me. So i took a needle and scratched around it, not super deep, but enough to bleed a tiny big. I also scruffed the main part of the mole up as well. I then applied the apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and taped it on over night. I removed it in the morning. I didnt see any change. So i get putting ACV on periodically throughout the day. And did it again at night. I think it was the 3rd day it started turning black. That was good in this case, cause it was dieing! Wow, no way. None of the skin around it was affected, although i did put vaseline on it like i read. So its been about 7 days and i picked at the scab today. I pulled off about half of it, but its not healed all the way underneath yet. THe good news is the half i pulled off has no mole underneath it!!!!!!!!!!!
You have got to be kidding me. This is all i needed to do the last 15 years to remove some of these ugly things. I am now going to do this on as many as i can. I will make sure the small ones are gone before they have a chance to turn big.
So i am sure there will be a small scar from this, especially since some of these are pretty big. BUT the small scar from this beats a giant scar which looks like i was shot or took shrapnel!!!
Wow, thank you people for letting us know this! I still am amazed!!!!"
09/14/2010: Snicklefritz from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "Hey I'm really interested in the AVC treatment for moles. I was wondering, would it would for small, flat moles? Many people call them beauty marks, but really they're just small unraised moles. Please let me know, I have 3 on my face I'd like to get rid of. Thanks!"
02/28/2009: Hayley from Lakeland, FL: "I was going to try the ACV treatment on my moles, and i was wondering if you have to cut them at any point in the treatment process?"
[YEA] 02/21/2009: Kathy from Tampa, Florida, USA: "I have a mole in the middle of the back of my neck, right where your back and your neck meet. It appeared while I was a teenager and thought it was a pimple. I picked at it and picked at it. I found out it was a mole because it larger and larger. I have wanted to remove it for years but the cost has always been too much. I don't put my hair up or get it cut short bacause I'm self-conscience of that ugly mole sticking out.
I found this site looking for a cold remedy. The ACV remedy came up, then I saw it worked for moles! I was excited! I started drinking ACV daily. I decided to try mole removal a few days afterward.
I have been soaking a cotton ball and bandaging it to my mole for the past 3 nights. I take it off during the day. There is significant improvement in that it is much smaller and turning black.
On the down side, I too, am having the skin around the mole becoming red and irritated.
I read that someone put oil or vasaline on their skin for protection, only to find the bandage wouldn't stick to their skin that way.
So, on night number 4, I've come up with a little variation for this protection.
I found a piece of cellophane (like the plastic on ciggarette packages) but even a sandwich baggie will work. I cut a small piece, enough to cover the area past the soaked cotton ball. I stuck a 7/8" X 7/8" bandaid (the small round or square one's) in the middle of the plastic. I then cut the pad out, leaving a hole in the plastic and the bandaid. Using a q-tip, a smoothed a thin layer of coconut oil on the already irritated skin around the mole. I pressed the plastic to the area with my mole directly in the middle of the hole in the plastic. Using medical tape, I secured the plastic to my skin. I then soaked my cotton ball with ACV and used a bandaid strip to secure it to the mole and the plastic. I used another bandaid strip in the opposite direction to criss-cross it down. Then I covered it with tape to keep it there all night while I slept.
I shouldn't have any more irritation from the ACV and the coconut oil should help the past irritation to heal.
Hopefully, this mole won't be of the stubborn nature and will quickly die and fall off.
I also hope this helps everyone to keep their healthy skin healthy while treating problem areas!
Thanks Earth Clinic!!"
05/31/2009: Jenjen321 from Edmonds, WA replies: "Kathy, did your method work? Also, did the damaged skin around the mole heal up nicely? My face looks like hell now. I have four moles and had used the bandaid with cotton soaked with ACV the first night. Not only did the ACV burn the surrounding skin, but the bandaid left quite an ugly red irritation as well. The second night I was too scared to use ACV, but last night I applied A & D ointment around the irritated skin and just dabbed ACV on the moles. This morning they still look awful. The moles are bleeding and the skin is red. I just need some reassurance that my skin will be ok shortly."