After reading the mole remedies on this site, I decided to seperately test the Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic and Iodine on three different moles. These are my results:
ACV--It completely removed one mole in 5 days. After "scratching" the mole with a clean needle, I soaked a small piece of cotton in ACV and placed it on the mole with a bandaid on it overnight (did this for 5 nights). During the day, I dabbed ACV on it a few times. During this time period, the once raised mole (the size of a pea) became flat, then black, then peeled off like a scab. The only problem was that I did not protect the skin around the mole with vaseline, because I couldn't get the bandaid to stick to my skin if I used it. Because of this, the skin around the mole became quite burned. It looks pretty bad! I'm trying to heal it up with Coconut Oil. But, personally I'd rather have a little burned skin than a nasty mole!
Garlic--the garlic worked pretty fast on another pea-sized mole, but again, I burned myself by not protecting the surrounding skin. And I really disliked smelling like garlic all day! The garlic worked in two days. The mole puffed up and blistered and then came off like a scab. Beware--this stuff really burns, so watch out for the healthy skin!
Iodine--I had a slightly-raised mole that basically flaked off after 7 days of using iodine on it 3 times per day. It takes a little longer to work than garlic or ACV, but NO burning!
With each of these remedies, I scratched the mole with a needle before applying the stuff. I think that helps to really get the substance in the mole in order to breat it down. Also, where the moles have fallen off I have scars. One of the rather large moles made a keloid-type (red, raised) scar. I'm applying Coconut Oil to all of these hoping to speed along the process. Finally, I tried these remedies on moles on my body--not my face. I can't recommend doing that, unless you understand you will have a noticable scar.
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I've used anti-dandruff shampoo first for a small fungal spot on my shoulder. I soon found it's great for all kinds of skin issues, though should be used sparingly on sensitive areas like the face. I've successfully treated acne, rashes, and a lifelong redness I had under my nose. I suggested my dad try it for his awful roseacia (not sure how to spell) on his forehead, and in 2 days the bumps were gone. They haven't come back yet, 3 months later. Redness of the skin will persist for a couple days. Basically, the salisyllic acid removes the top layer of skin and destroys any bumps very quickly.
Method of use- I take a pea sized drop on my finger tip and apply to a small area like lotion. You will get used to how much you can use based on skin sensitivity. My dad put maybe 1/8 of a teaspoon on his forehead (including some scalp as he is balding). When I used it under my nose for redish skin, I got my finger wet before putting a small drop (half a pea) on my fingertip. This made spreading a small amount easier, and diluted it to some extent. It almost developed suds/bubbles from the shampoo, but not quite. I consider this the greatest discovery! My doctor told me it's good for fungus on the feet and toenails, bearing in mind that toenail fungus is often unlikely to permanently vanish. At least you can keep it from spreading and ruining your ability to wear cute shoes! Good luck!
Anti-dandruff shampoo cures moles. All you need is to scratch your mole, massage and leave the shampoo over the scratched mole. It will make a scab and it will fell off. Scaring is minimal. Keep applying the shampoo until the scab falls by itself in about 2-4 weeks.
I have tried all methods and applying Anti-dandruff shampoo to a scratched mole until the scab falls is by far the best method.
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Apple cider vinegar/garlic paste worked in eliminating my flat mole the size of a pencil eraser!!! After trying horseradish for two weeks, and apple cider vinegar alone for two weeks, I was frustrated and worried. The mole changed and a red circle surrounded it (I didn't use vaseline but should have in hindsight). It looked worse than ever! I decided my last attempt would be the acv/garlic paste which I applied 3-4 times a day (just applied it with a q-tip and let it dry on). At night I soaked cotton pulled off a q-tip and rolled it into a tiny ball the size of the mole and covered it with a bandaid. In the morning I removed it with cotton soaked in peroxide. A scab started forming by the second day and the whole thing fell off in two weeks. Once I was sure it was fully scabbed, I stopped the acv/garlic paste and just waited patiently for it to fall off. I've since applied coconut oil everynight and the red circle is completely gone, All that is left is now is a tiny little line that is fading each day. I am so happy and relieved!!! Thank you all for sharing!!!!
Apple Cider Vinegar and Garlic
Apple Cider Vinegar and Garlic combined cured my mole.
I had an mole which resembled a pimple, flesh colored, raised, not to big.so I decided to try the method of removal with garlic, I taped garlic on the mole for 1 hour in total, then removed and let the mole air out for a while, then I cut the mole with scissors (it didn't hurt, just bled a little) waited for the bleeding to stop, than held organic apple cider vinegar on the mole for 20 minute intervals about 4 times,
mole first swells, turns black
Mole is black and hard, skin around mole is irritated
mole falls off during sleep
Skin is healing, a tiny scab, flat,
the skin around the mole was very burned and irritated it looked discusting, but it's healing really fast by constant cleaning, and application of vitamin e (from first aid kit), triple antibiotic ointment(polysporin or neosporin will do), white and black spruce pitch salve (which is proven to have healing, antimicrobial and anti-cancerous properties) and healing oils seems to be healing quite fast, but not yet healed, this is my 4th day.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Garlic
I was sceptical but desperate to get rid of a large mole just below my collar bone. I googled and found this site and decided to give it a try. I used a mixture of garlic and ACV (slicing the garlic and leaving the slices in the ACV and changing the garlic twice a day). It took four days to dry out the mole, which I then picked off (a little too early perhaps). The skin around the mole did get burnt and I dont think this can really be helped, but I healed the area using Vit E oil and antiseptic cream. There is now only a small scar, but my parter also has a scar after having a mole surgically removed some years ago so I think that is invitable and I would rather the scar then the mole. I am working on a second one now! Thanks so much for this site and your suggestions!
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I am writing to report a successful attempt at removing an unsightly flesh colored mole I had on my scalp. I had had the mole checked out and was told it was non cancerous, and left it be for many years but as I have become more knowledgeable about natural methods, I wanted to try removing it myself. It took almost 3 weeks from start to finish, cost me literally under $5, and left no scar or sign that anything was ever abnormal.
I began the process by first using a nail file to rough it up a little, then after showering I would take an ACV soaked cotton ball and place it on my head. My arm would get tired of holding it in place so I used a bandage wrap to wrap around my head and secure the cotton in place... I looked funny. I would leave it on for ~30 min at a time, and in the mornings when my hair was dry, I would apply a essential oil mix of- clove, tea tree and cinnamon.
After a little over a week the mole became very dry and hard, and by week 2 it was almost black in color. I could feel the edges start to separate from my scalp.
The best thing was that it did not irritate any part of my scalp.. there was no affect to anything except the mole.
I would say the mole was a little smaller than a pencil eraser and had no nerve endings in it.
ACV for the win..again!
Rosehip oil, jojoba oil and fresh aloe from the plant will reduce any leftover scarring with a few weeks. Just be sure to get good quality oils (i.e., organic, cold pressed) and slather in it after you have a shower when your pores are open. You can do one of these or a combo if all three; apply at least daily or more frequently as desired.
I nuked skin cancer off my cheek with ACV and 35% Hydrogen Peroxide which left a real gnarly burn but after a few weeks of the above, I was right as rain. So much so that by the time my referral to the dermatologist came through, she said my skin looked really healthy and she didn't know why I was there!
Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
My fiance had a raised mole on her arm since birth. She is 43 now and I used apple cider vinegar and hydrogen peroxide on it for five days and it fell off. I had her rough up the surface of the mole with a nail file and then applied the Apple Cider Vinegar and then about the third day just used hydrogen peroxide. She checked it today and was shocked to see it gone. I keeped the vinegar and peroxide on it until it started to sting so I knew it was taking effect. The perimeter of the mole was affected some and is a little rough but the skin underneath is pink. you can email me if you want to see a photo.
Bag Balm and a bandaid will take off hanging moles and most warts in a few days. A bandaid only for protecting your clothing from the bag balm. My mother is from the south and she has been using it longer than I have been alive.
For two months I treated a growing, crepuscular mole on my forehead with a sodium bicarbonate paste. It completely disappeared and my daughter photographed the evidence.
my mother once told me to warm up some bannas peels on some moles' that were blocking my vision,so I did and soon forgot the about it, until one day some family member ask me, hey what happen to that mole that was blocking my vision, so I looked at our mirror and notice them gone!
I used black salve on moles and it worked fine but unfortunately, I added vitamin E with other oils & additives, in the holes that the salve made in order to prevent scarring. Now I have perma elevated welts (that look like bug bites) & black salve doesn't work on this (it pushes them down then they come back up). Any thoughts on what I can do?
Thought I would share my research and experience removing moles. I have fair skin and lots of moles all over. The ones that stick out really bother me.
I first learned about Bloodroot from Dr. Andrew Weil; in one of his books he described removing a growth on his dog and later medical students using it to remove moles. This sent me on a hunt for Bloodroot. I ended up purchasing an herbal product I THOUGHT was bloodroot at the time, but turned out not to have that specific ingredient. However, it did work, and apparently by the same mechanism as bloodroot.
It seems like most home remedies for mole removal are one of two types. The acid/caustic products burn the mole as well as any healthy skin they touch. That is why many recommend applying Vaseline or some other protectant to the skin around the mole before using the product. I believe garlic, and possibly ACV and iodine are examples of acid/caustic action. I have not tried any of these, but I would think scarring, etc. might depend on how precisely you apply the acid. Also, some products are stronger than others.
The other type, which includes bloodroot and the herbal product I used (maybe bananas also?), activates an immune response but does not damage healthy skin other than an initial irritation. In a few days the area becomes inflamed, a white ring usually forms around the mole. At that point you stop using the product and a scab forms. Eventually the scab falls off, leaving a crater that over several weeks/months fills in and heals. One theory I have read about how this works is that there is a microbe (virus) in the mole and the product removes the protein covering the microbe hides behind. The immune system then sees the microbe, shrieks “not self” and pushes it out of the body. It isn't the product that removes the mole, it's the immune system that does it and without affecting healthy tissue.
My experience: I purchased Bio-T and tried it on a small protruding mole in my armpit. Nothing happened after several days, I concluded it did not work and forgot about it. Several years later we were packing up to move and I came across the little pot of Bio-T and decided to try again. This time I used an emery board to rough up the mole – the very same mole I had tried before – then put on the Bio-T and a bandaid. Incidentally, they tell you not to use metal (something about changing the pH) or latex bandaids. Anyway, with the initial roughing, it worked as described, except it's never clear to me exactly when the mole “falls out” – it's just a messy little wound until it heals. I have since used it to remove another 6 moles, including 3 on my face (after deciding I would prefer a scar to the mole). Can barely see any scars, and only because I know they are there.
The mole looks worse, sometimes bigger, and very scary during this process unless you know what to expect. At the time I did my research there were a lot of photos on the web of moles in progress, so I did not panic.
I have not yet tried to remove my largest moles – most are on my back in hard-to-reach spots. The largest of all is on my breast, almost dime-size in circumference, and I've been wondering if I should try do a small area at a time. I'm also considering EVOCO; based on testimonials here about moles “rolling off in pieces” this seems like yet a third mechanism, perhaps the gentlest – and slowest! – one.
I'm still dithering ....
I'm a white male, age 31,135 lbs, 5'7". I have safely and effectively removed dozens of moles, some small as freckles, a few as large as a man's fingernail, and one (on someone else, a woman's neck) about the size of a large pea.
This is more reliable and effective than anything an M.D. can do, and it's about 100 times cheaper.
I simply "roughed up" the mole with either a needle or toothpick or dry toothbrush or emery board (for smoothing fingernails), then, after the surface of the mole is tenderized, cover the mole with bloodroot paste. Then put a bandaid on top.
I've left it alone, and I've also repeated the procedure the next day. It's probably best to just leave it alone. It will turn black, and become a scab, and in a few to a several days, the scab will fall off (the mole just falls off)--leaving a small indent which will heal in a few weeks or a month or two.
The worst that can happen, which is unlikely unless you go crazy and try to rush the process by excessive "roughing up, " is that when the mole is gone there will be a small indentation (still better than a mole).