Apple Cider Vinegar for Basal Cell Carcinoma

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lory (Kaneohe) on 03/31/2021
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I have used Bragg's unpasteurized, unfiltered pure apple cider vinegar for my skin cancer for over 12 years. I had a very large spot on my forehead, I used a cotton ball, soaked in the vinegar and taped it on my cancer and slept with it on, then during the day I would continue to apply the vinegar, mine was so large that during my self treatment the roots of the cancer came to the surface, they died as well, however it was scary that the amount I had surfaced. I feel that with this type of cancer it will consistently keep emerging, therefore I continue to use the vinegar daily after my shower. Stay out of intense sun, find shade and enjoy your life without unnecessary surgery. Mahalo for reading my story.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lorraine (New Zealand) on 12/13/2019
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I have been treating a large round basal carcinoma on my arm with the following procedure. It was previously dark, raised and angry looking but with this treatment has gone through several stages of flattening out, changing to red but more healthy looking. I stopped treatment and it did not progress so started up again with the following: 1. Before bedtime Saturate a small piece of cotton wool in ACV Braggs ACV with ‘the mother' is the best. Cover area with this and apply 2 bandaids like a ‘cross' to keep out oxygen. 2. Repeat every night same time. 3. Alternate with organic turmeric powder, including ACV 4. Also add 3% Hydrogen peroxide to the mix.This stung a bit but subsided. 5. Day 3 - Good result Looks like treatment is eating up the carcinoma and flattening out not so raised.. 6. Important to keep it covered once treatment is done each day. I leave it exposed for 30 mins then treat and cover. I will post again in a few days of results. I also had a basal carcinoma on my face which was cut out by surgery several years ago leaving a large scare from skin transplant. A small new mole formed (and got progressively bigger) a few months ago. I recently applied ACV and it disappeared in 2 days- completely gone! The one on my arm was very advanced, so taking longer but I do believe home treatment is working. A doctor saw it last week and told me I was a ‘fool' for doing this but I believe I will prove him wrong. Will post further results soon.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Suzan (Indonesia) on 11/05/2019
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I have been treating my BCCs with ACV for about 3 years now and have learned a lot about what works best. In my experience, if you leave a soaked cotton pad on the BCC every day several times, it will go through various stages, BUT IT IS ONLY AFTER IT TURNS BLACK (OR BLOODY) THAT THE BCC IS UNDER CONTROL (dying). So you did well. Even after it turns black I normally continue the treatment for a few days longer just to make sure. BCC have an extensive root system, so I learned also to re apply ACV to the same spot after a few months and see what reacts at that time.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tami (Fl) on 10/16/2019
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I have started using ACV and what was a bumpy clearing spot has now flattened and turned practically black. Is this normal? I wish someone would truly talk about each step theirs went through to help us newbies feel more comfortable. Lol


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ray (Notts) on 09/23/2018
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Thank you to all the people who contributed here with their useful information. I had one basal cell carcinoma removed by surgery. Following this 4 appeared on my back. The hospital said that surgery can cause more to appear. They also wanted to take biopsies in seperate procedures. Then they suggested treating them, if possible, with light therapy, activating the cancer cells. I didn't like the sound of this, so I searched for a natural remedy and found it here. I went all out applying vinegar every hour or so for about two weeks. I continued treating them (probably for far longer than necessary). I made the mistake of not applying enough moisturiser, so I do have small scars. I also treated other suspicious areas on my face and shoulder. It worked. I believe that they would respond to a far less full-blown treatment. I have another on my leg which I tried to ignore as I was tired of the regime! But that seems to respond to far less intensive treatment. I also drank the Organic Unfiltered Raw Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother (it's important to use this specific one for the treatment too, I think) mixed with water during the treatment. It's interesting to note that after patch testing I have found that I am allergic to parfum (which comes under many other names) which is in almost every toiletry and cosmetic product, not to mention cleaning products. I wonder if this has contributed to the susceptibility to these. Allergy to parfum is increasingly common because we are subjected to overwhelming amounts of it these days.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jimmy (California) on 09/19/2018
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First off I'm not a doctor. Here is my story. About 5-6 years ago around 2012 I started getting a sore on my ear about 1/4" in diameter that wouldn't heal. I'm a side sleeper and it would constantly bleed on my pillow. I would put different over the counter meds on it such as Neosporin. It wouldn't heal. So I went to my GP and he did a biopsy where it came back positive for Basal Cell. I then went on the internet looking for different things to try and different posts about ACV showed up. So I decided to give it a try internally and externally (about 1 table spoon per day internally). Putting on the spot using a cotton ball I would let it set for 15-30 minutes and would apply again. I did this for about 5 times per day for a week or so. It did have a light sting to it but not unbearable. A small white circle incurred around the sore. When the scab fell off in about a week of starting ACV there was a red spot. So I went thru the process again and another scab formed and fell off. So I was cautious in touching it and drying it off after taking a shower. It looked good for a few years but it came back again this year (July 2018). I started the process again with the ACV and it took about 2 weeks of repeating the treatment. Plus after the scab fell off I put on a mixture of Aloe vera, Vitamin E, & Coconut oil. The sore has healed great right now. There is no evidence or scar. I also purchased a pillow with a hole and that works very well when sleeping on my side to protect my ear. It's been about one month now since the spot has healed and very happy with the results. Would do it again if needed. Jimmy


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Oscar (Fl) on 08/23/2018
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I have been using these ideas for about 8 months. I had an infection I believe from shaving over 2 years ago, that with chronic inflammation for months turned into basal cell. The size is now way smaller and seems to be ready to heal up totally. My additional treatment to this idea was vitamin C tab mixed with baking soda and multivitamin mixed with a little water. It has been frustrating, as twice I stopped treating thinking it was a normal scab and healed, but when the scab fell off it was still there. I have been using baking soda with water or coconut oil. Hydrogen peroxide, Apple cider vinegar. Sometimes taking a couple days off when it got too red and inflamed and using flax oil and aloe. It is way smaller and seems to be just about licked.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Colonel Gary D. (Las Vegas Nv.) on 03/11/2018
5 out of 5 stars

We use Apple Cider Vinger every day for the last 10 years for everything. I had a biopsy done on my nose 5 weeks ago. They said their was a lot of basal cells and want to cut it all out. I said no. So I did my Vinegar and 4 week later I think it is all gone. I feel great and look good now. Thanks to Apple Cider Vinger


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Caroline Y. (Sydney, Australia) on 02/10/2018
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I have been putting this apple cider vinegar treatment on my nose skin with bcc for a few weeks and it is working. You have to be patient with it but I didn't know that apple cider vinegar was a natural treatment. I went to two demerlogist and none of treatment worked but I do have go to one soon because I am worry it might be a SCC so what your advice.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Zoey (Thailand) on 03/31/2017
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I had basal cell skin cancer inside the top curve of my ear for over 10 years. I saw various doctors during that time and treatments did not work. Last year I was told my a new doctor that my only option now, was mohs. I saw pictures on the internet of mohs surgery and the large holes that are in need of plastic surgery.

I came upon this site and read the other reviews. I have been using ACV for 5 weeks and I believe it will be completely healed in another week. I put the vinegar on a q-tip about 10 times per day, a few nights I left it on all night. It went through a painful period, but now it has almost completely closed and is not noticeable or scarred. I am so surprised by the results, I believe the key is to keep doing it, even through the painful period, just believe it will work.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Martha (Usa) on 07/27/2016
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I have had a growth on my forehead near my hairline for years. I could hide it with the way my hair falls but was always conscious of it in the wind or when in the water. It started as a small bump but changed size and color a bit and was creeping down my forehead. I had another skin colored, round bump on the other side of my forehead that I couldn't hide but didn't mind so much. Then it started to get larger. So off to the web. I found this site, read all the way through and decided to try using acv. My co-workers thought I was nuts because I was self diagnosing but I figured I would try this first before going to a practitioner. I just want to say, "Thank you! " Both of my bumps are gone. It took a few weeks of regular attention but for me it worked! After the initial attack of Apple Cider Vinegar I switched to Hydrogen peroxide because it felt more gentle to my skin. I'm fair skinned, 50, female.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Manu (Sofia) on 07/06/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Working. With only Acv and aloe vera with vit E .


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lil G (Missouri City, Tx) on 06/27/2016
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I am using the regiment for the cure for Basal Cell Carcinoma and I have some questions? First how do you know it is working? And how long do you continue to use the mix. I use Peroxide, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Baking Soda with coconut oil; then vitamin E. They all have the properties to fight cancer, heal, and repair. The area is 3 times larger, but it has been know to get bigger before it gets better.

Any help with length of time would be much appreciated.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Debbie (San Diego) on 02/29/2016
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I had a pimple or cyst in the middle of my nose that my GP doctor attempted to prevent from being a constant problem. It developed into what he was 99% sure was a BCC. A friend referred me to your site when I had a few days off and a week until it was to be biopsied. I decided follow Mike's detailed protocol but perhaps should have waited to more of the others because I was not prepared for the second big connected area that was apparently a sunken BCC. Unsure, I kept using the ACV when they had dried instead of stopping. Then I developed a staph infection. I went to the derm doctor appointment that way instead of with it healed. Good news is that the infection cleared easily and I did not use antibiotic prescription, but the antibiotic ointment for a couple days. Earthclinic's info on staph was helpful.

When the scab washed off I used ACV once or twice, some H2O2 a couple times but no second white scab formed, or it came of early, not sure. The indentation was kind of alarming. I began the aloe and vitamin E, alternately with coconut oil and have been doing that for several days. Depending on the light, the indentations appear to be VERY slowly healing... or not at all, but the BCC is gone. Next I may have to check Earthclinic's info on scars... hope not, but this was going to be my third BCC surgery, so I will either way for the first two.

I definitely would follow Earthclinic's protocols again, just with more understanding and confidence. Thanks Kate and Mike and all of you for your input, and those who run the site. It's a blessing!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kate (New Zealand) on 02/11/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Last year in August I had fabulous results from using Apple Cider Vinegar to rid myself of a small Basal Cell Carcinoma on my nose.

It's now mid February, the balmy heat of late summer at it's best. I'm delighted to report that my nose, & the rest of me, is free from all BCC.

No recurrence of of anything even slightly odd....other than my wide brim gardening hat which I wear when I go walking on sunny days!

:)


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mike (Abington, Pennsylvania) on 12/17/2015
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Kate from New Zealand Apple Cider Vinegar's protocol post on 08/19/2015 is very good. It works. I followed her methods, and received similar results. I would like to add a little more detail that may address some other questions/concerns throughout, as I've read virtually everything on here while I was administering ACV on a BCC raised/waxy lump on the center of my nose. Here's the history:

A few years ago, I went to the dermatologist for a small scar on my nose that would repeatedly heal and then bleed if bumped. The doc took one look, made no fuss, and blasted it with liquid nitrogen to freeze it off. I thought this was the end of it, and after a week, all seemed well. It returned. Back to the derm office for another treatment. This time, they prescribed Fluorouracil 5% topical cream, and mentioned something about a possible biopsy if it persisted. The Fluorouracil burned and made the spot red and nasty for weeks. It sort of cured it. Only within the last few months did the lump appear again, and I wasn't feeling visiting the derm office again; so I found Earth Clinic and decided to give Apple Cider Vinegar a go. Here's what I did:

Began on a Friday morning around 9am. I used an organic ACV with "the Mother", cut a cotton ball into small wads to fit across the site. A cotton wad saturated with ACV will stay stationary until it dries. I replaced the wad every hour. After the second hour, as Kate mentioned, the center of the BCC turned black, encircled by a white ring. I followed this procedure for nine hours, changing the wad every hour (fortunately, I work from home, so I didn't have to concern myself about appearances). After 6:30pm on Friday evening, I left the site alone. The scab maintained the dark brown/black center with a white outer rim (beyond that was redness). I woke in the middle of the night, and secured a cotton wad with a bandaid and went to sleep (about five hours).

Saturday morning, I began replacing the wad every hour for four hours. I stopped between 11am through 3pm. Then applied the wad for another four hours until 7pm. The site maintained redness and the scab, the white ring with the black center. Woke up early Sunday morning and for the next five hours replaced the ACV wad every hour again. I also purchased Hydrogen Peroxide 3%, as I read other folks used that as a support, and began dabbing a qtip on the site before replacing the ACV wad on Sunday morning. I stopped from noon through 4pm and began again until 8pm. At this point, the site around the scab became really red and sensitive.

Around 5pm on Sunday afternoon, I began applying an all natural Vitamin E cream and Aloe Vera gel to help with the redness. While applying the cream, I brushed the scar off and it revealed a decent size indentation/hole. The entire site around the indentation was white and outside was red. I had the sense that the ACV did its job and was in the clear. For the next few hours, the ACV really burned/stung. I used the Hydrogen Peroxide 3% very sparingly too.

I was a little concerned, as I was left with a indentation/hole in the center of my nose, but I trusted the process. I also sensed this was the end having to soak a cotton wad in ACV; so I did not use ACV or secure a wad on the site over Sunday night. Monday morning, I began the process of administering Vitamin E and Aloe Vera gel on the site to promote healing, and to reduce the redness. Fortunately, overnight, a whitish (healthy looking) scab formed, covering the indentation/hole which was a comfort. A few other little whitish scars formed around the main site where the BCC was; so from what I read, this must have been "tentacles" that would be no more through this protocol.

I duly persisted a few times a day with the Vitamin E and Aloe Vera gel combo through Wednesday evening, along with some quality organic essential oils with a coconut oil base to cool the redness, as I had them laying around and figure it couldn't hurt. During one application, I brushed off the whitish scab and the indentation/hole was about 97% closed! Also noticed a little flaky skin where a tentacle was. I ever so gently worked it across the site, and it remove a layer of dead skin along with two dark spots, revealing perfectly healthy pink skin underneath! After, I washed my face with a Coconut/Olive oil soap.

Thursday (day 6) and the site, while it is pink due to the new skin, the spot in the center is 99% closed and won't be noticeable, I'm sure in a day or so. Thank you all for sharing your healing process with BCC. I hope my sharing helps others who choose the ACV protocol to assist in their healing.

Stick it out during the first couple days of dealing with skin discoloration, redness and stinging. The second day, when applying the ACV wad, I had a dull nagging headache throughout, which I knew was a result of the ACV getting it done. ACV is magic! I hope you have as much success as I've had with this protocol.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Northern Peach (Montreal) on 10/30/2015
5 out of 5 stars

For years, ever since an intensive stint working in the sun, and despite using sun block, I had recurring basal cell carcinomas on my forehead. I used a Retin-A cream by prescription but when the pharmacy could no longer supply it in any strength that had an effect, the bcc spots got bigger and multiplied. I had surgery at one point, and still have a significant scar, so wanted to avoid this.

I saw on Earth Clinic people had used Apple Cider Vinegar for this and gave it a try. I had one large white smooth bcc spot which had been resistant to the cream for about 2 years. I started applying organic ACV with a cotton ball to the spot at night before sleeping. The first night I taped the saturated cotton ball onto my forehead, after that I just gently rubbed the ACV on before bed, not rinsing.

After the first two days, the spot opened up and was quite red. I also noticed that in a circular pattern around it, about an inch away, several tiny red spots emerged and formed small scabs. I was a little concerned but continued a few more days, and used a bit of organic coconut oil on it to sooth the redness, and the spot scabbed over (about day 4). After 6 days of this treatment, the scab fell off and I noticed that in the tiny hole which had opened up in the center of the spot, there was a good sized brown waxy ball. I pressed very lightly and the wax ball popped out. Immediately the hole closed up and became almost normal pore-sized, no bump whatsoever! I soothed my whole forehead (the surrounding tiny scabs had also fallen off and left no marks) with the coconut oil and within another day it was as if I had never had a basal cell carcinoma there.

No recurrence either in 4 months - once I had a red mark I thought might develop in a different part of the forehead, but applied the ACV and nothing came of it. This is after years of "chronic" basal cell carcinoma, according to my docs, so I am quite impressed by these results.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mike (Thailand) on 10/27/2015
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Combination basal cell patch(es) on scalp and Actinic Keratosis (AK) cheeks/scalp.

Doc 1 said 1cm BSC lesion on scalp, never checked the rest. But had some AK there and resurfacing on cheeks. Wanted to do biopsy on the spot there and then. I said whoa, I'll think about it first, so she gave me bacterial cream in the interim.

Went in Cebu for second opinion, vg Doc, checked all scalp, the one lesion plus few more bumps, gave me antibiotic to reduce inflamation prior possible excision, plus Aldara, low dosage, which I'd used before, for rest of scalp patches and cheeks.

In the meantime I went on the internet, found this website and decided to kit up with Apple Cider Vinegar, baking soda, Hydrogen Peroxide, aloe vera, vit C, Tincture iodine, and mashed eggplant.

Started with the ACV on the lesion regular daily patch, left on at night, clean with 3% HP, plus Aldara 2x week on the scalp bumps and face patches.

After two weeks of ACV, and having had lesion for two months, it's scabbed over and the scab just off. Hopefully now will try Vit C/aloe to help heal skin loss, in the meantime the Aldara, while red patches as expected initially (supposed to show it's working) also seems to be having positive effect on both scalp and cheeks.

Many thanks for the posters and their suggestions on this website.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mike_studio (Canada) on 08/30/2015
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I have had the same success with simple protocol of ACV as Kate mentions. The protocol is almost identical, except I cleaned the area with non food grade 3% peroxide before applying the ACV. It has been almost 8 months, and after the scab fell off, it did leave an indentation, but was using creams to complete the process. I have noticed it has started to come back, I may have not completed the process so will attack it again, but this time will clean area with food grade Peroxide mixed down to 3%.

Yes it will get nasty looking, yes it may burn a little, but keep on the process for at least 2 to 3 weeks, even though my scab feel off with 3 days of applying ACV which was rather quick.

So I am doing it again, may have not caught it all, but the ACV did catch a smaller one on the other side of my nose, and that area completed healed up and looks normal.

ACV works great, yes going to be a little bit painful and sting, but well worth it. I am also going to try the egg plant version as well and make my own mixture.

Will keep people posted as to the outcome of this one, and try to take some pictures again. it has only been day 1 of actually starting it seriously again.

Stay Tuned...


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kate (New Zealand) on 08/19/2015
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Seven days ago I visited my GP to have another sun damage spot frozen off, this time from my nose. I'm 56, fair skinned, and have suffered the embarrassment of a flamboyantly sunburned nose more times than I care to recall. It was a tiny 2mm, raised lump, pinkish, bled if I knocked or rubbed it accidentally. GP looked at it with his magnification, said it was a basal cell carcinoma, couldn't be frozen, needed a biopsy, then surgical removal! ... Not impressed.

I immediately went online to find natural treatment, found this website, and was amazed by what I read.

To the pantry, to the Apple Cider Vinegar.

The biopsy was booked for the end of the month, 18 days away. I thought that maybe by then there may be some improvement.

I used a cotton bud with ACV every hour or so until bedtime, then stuck a small cotton wool pad soaked with ACV on the offending object, and held it on with a band aid. Removed it some time in the middle of the night, been on for 4 hours or so.

The first 2 applications with the cotton bud turned it blackish, and it started to scab. That was last Thursday afternoon.

I continued to repeat the exact process for the next 4 days. By then a scab had formed around the 2mm BCC, so the scab it's self was about 1cm round, with a blackish centre. The edges looked red and angry. The vinegar caused stinging, a little throbbing, none of which lasted more than 10 mins or so, totally bearable, and I'm a wimp with zero pain threshold!

On Tuesday I stopped the vinegar, thought I'd let the scab fall off, then see whats underneath. I gently rubbed an all natural vitamin E cream on the scab and surrounding area a couple of times a day.

Today is Thursday 7 days later. The scab washed off in the shower this morning. Underneath is healthy pink skin, no raised lump, just the tiniest hole where the BCC was. It's gone!!

I'm blown away. I'll keep an eye on it, but it seems to have vanished. I've cancelled the biopsy :)


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Peter (NYC, NY) on 03/22/2015
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Apple Cider Vinegar worked for me. I've been diagnosed with Basal Cell. One lesion I had cut out. I had a second lesion for over a year on my shoulder. After reading the above post, I applied ACV numerous times per day directly with a cotton swab and then covered it with a ACV soaked thin gauze pad or band aid. It stings. After a week, I could tell, it had killed the cancer cells. I stopped applying ACV, and allowed the area to scab, then heal. It took about a week to heal completely with no scar. Thank you!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Notations (Saint Paul, Mn) on 04/29/2013
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Six months ago my doctor observed an approximate, dime-sized spot on my scalp as basal cell carcinoma. He referred me to a dermatologist and descibed the curettage procedure - which did not put me in a dancing mood....

After procrastinating for a few months (typical) I decided I had better address the issue.

I've used Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar for years for a variety of reasons and looked on Earth Clinic for a possible natural benefit to basal cell. I saw one post for Apple Cider on the basal cell carcinoma page. I followed the instructions on this post and my basal cell reacted identically to the treatment prescribed in the above post. Joy...

The only thing I did differently is, occasionally, I secured an apple cider vinegar-moistened gauze pad across the basal cell and secured it with 3M Micro-Pore tape. I slept with this a couple of nights along with applying the apple cider with a dropper several times during the day. It was an easy process.

The healing started about the third day. It turned bright red and then a scab began to form. When the effect of the apple cider vinegar starts working, there is no doubt. You can feel it "reaching out" across the area - something like tentacles following the basal cell. It was similar to a low grade headache - which I was delighted to have as I could tell the apple cider was working.

I'm on the very end of my second treatment to remove a tiny bit of what was almost completely removed during my first treatment! It's all but gone I.E., down to a pinhead-sized scab.

The resulting healed skin is a bit pink but it is fading. I used only Raw Organic Apple Cider and generic 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. I estimate this saved me around $2000 in clinic costs.

I took a series of photos I could possibly share, but I'd like this final phase to complete which should be in the next couple of days. The scab that forms is not like a typical scratch that heals. It's very hard and takes time to complete healing to the point the scab falls off naturally.

Total treatment time was about five weeks. Total cost: Less than $10


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mike (Durham, NC) on 04/09/2009
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I have had basal cell 4 times. I had surgical removal for two. That was the pits I assure you and left scars and was expensive. So the next time, I simply applied applecider vinegar full strength about 5 times per day until the basal cell spot scabbed over pretty good. For me, it took about 5 weeks. I simply dabbed some on the basal cell with my finger by wetting my finger tips and then dabbing some of the applecider vinegar liberally and directly to the basal cell site. It might sting just a little tiny bit. Leave it alone and let it dry naturally. Do the applecider vinegar about 5 times per day until the basal cell will scab over pretty good. It will start to appear as a whitish grainy looking scab and will be hard to the touch. The spot might just turn a purplish and not scab and that is OK also. It will not hurt. Then I left it alone for about two weeks and then I started to apply 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to the scab about 5 times per day at first and then decreased down to once a day until the scar was gone. I simply applied the peroxide with my fingers liberally to be sure the scab was totally wet. And they are gone and have not returned in over a year. The basal cell is totally healed and not noticeable at all.