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Posted by Eartha (Takoma Park, Md, Usa) on 03/01/2010
[YEA] I have had a raised mole about the size of a lentil under the right corner of my mouth since birth. Never bothered me, though it grew slightly larger as I aged, and for the last few years I have thought about removing it -- but did not want to pay several hundred dollars to have it done by a doctor. Having seen a side view of it, while having my hair cut recently, I decided I was ready to say goodbye to it.
Natural home remedies are always my first line of defense, so when I went on the internet and came across all the positive results using ACV I laughed at how simple this could be.
I followed instructions roughing the skin up. I didn't have any unused sand-paper or emory boards -- so I used (LOL)a small piece if a cracker with a very rough surface. It did the trick, so I then applied the ACV with the tip of a cotton swab, dabbing for several minutes until it formed a hard black scab. I soaked a small piece of a cotton pad and covered the mole with it using some regular clear tape to secure it and slept with it.
The following day, I wasn't sure if I had roughed up the undersides of the mole(as it was raised)so I sterilized some cuticle scissors and scraped around the mole with the sharp tips -- again applying the ACV with a swab -- and again covering it with the soaked cotton pad.
Foolishly, I did not apply petroleum jelly to the surrounding skin, so the area became quite burned and inflamed. ACV is VERY strong, and I probably used too much, too soon -- so for the next few days I used only a little hydrogen peroxide to cleanse the area and vitamin E to heal the skin.
The mole had formed such a hard tight scab that I became doubtful it would come off. But I hung in there, and after a week it became loose enough to remove with a little prodding. There was still a trace of the mole underneath and since it was slightly raw I applied the ACV again with a swab.
There is a much smaller scab there, at present, I feel confident that the rest of the mole will come off, or at worst, will be greatly diminished. I will post back with the complete results.