Mole Remedies

Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by M.s (Athens, Greece) on 05/10/2010


Hydrogen peroxide - I used it on a mole and it left a scar. I will how it goes.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kristie (Portland, Oregon) on 06/15/2009

I found this site a little over a week ago - and I'm glad I did! I cured my very first mole with Hydrogen Peroxide in a week.

Here's what you will need: Hydrogen Peroxide 3%, Q-Tips, Band-Aids, Bag Balm, Nail File

Day #1. I cleansed the area around the mole with soap and water, then I dried it off. Next, I gently used the coarse side of the nail file to roughen up the mole - again do it gently. After that, I applied a thin coat of ___ (antiseptic balm) around the base of the mole to about 1/2 inch in diameter out from the base to keep from burning my skin with the HP. Next, I soaked a Q-Tip in Hydrogen Peroxide and applied it directly on the mole and held it there until it started to whiten and bubble a bit. It will sting a little at first, I must admit. Repeat these steps 6 times throughout the day and leave the mole uncovered if all possible to speed up the healing process. At night before going to bed, do the entire set of steps again, this time applying a band-aid at the end.

Day #2. Same as Day #1

Days #3, #4, #5: Let the mole rest and keep the area clean. Do not do anything else to the mole.

Day #6: I noticed that the mole had formed a hard, crusty top cover to it (DO NOT PICK IT OFF), so I DID NOT use the nail file this time. Instead, I applied the ___ and then HP as I did in Days #1 & #2, repeating the process 6 times throughout the day and then once again at bedtime with the band-aid.

Day #7. During my morning shower, the hard & crusty mole fell off, leaving a dark pink spot with a small crater-like hole to it. I applied ___over the entire area now...and will keep doing so until it's completely healed.

As with any health advice, please keep in mind that your results may vary from mine. I only offer this a possible solution to your mole problems.

Good Luck!

Replied by Adam
(Fairfield, California)

how loong did it take you to see results when you apilied the hydrogen peroxide on the mole.. or do u need to scrape off the surface of the skin covering the mole..please reply back soon thank you

Replied by John

You apply it 6 times per day?!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Belixzza (Newark, NJ) on 10/16/2008

At first I tried the ACV remedy. I put ACV on a cottonball and applied it on the side of my face were the mole were. I then put a bandaid over to cover it overnight. I am guessing ACV was too strong for my skin because it burned that section of my face I waited a week until the scarring disappeared. Of course I felt dumb because I scarred my face on my own. I had four noticeable moles and a burn mark from the acid on ACV. After everything went back to normal I tried Peroxide volume 40 the one people used for hair. In 2 weeks GONE. no scar no problem. I would take a q tip and keep pressin on the mole. Yes it stings and yes it gets sore. What I noticed with the peroxide was that no scarring and no issues. The mole started to get dry it turned dark and fell off. I am going to try it on the moles that are close to my skin it will probably work the same. Wish me luck YEEEE!!

Replied by Matt
(Chicago, Il)

People use 40% hydrogen peroxide in their hair? I couldn't think of a better way to get dandruff. But hey. i'll give this a shot when I get the change to order, thanks for the info. My skin is sensitive too, but the HP is simple. Perhaps if I used 90% fuel grade.... hmmmm....

Replied by Mike
(Santa Cruz, Ca)

HP 40 Volume isn't 40% hydrogen peroxide, it's 12%. Not sure why they call it 40 Volume. And yes it's strong stuff. I'm experimenting with it on a mole and a couple cherry angioma and will post results later.

Replied by RB
(Somewhere in Europe)
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"Peroxide volume 40, the one people use for hair?" Wouldn't it be healthier to use "food grade" peroxide?

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Yes, food grade would be best. I believe that's what the OP, Kristie from Oregon, was referring to regarding the 3% she used.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Joyce (Houston, Texas) on 06/03/2008

Hydrogen Peroxide for Moles: This is truly a miracle and it works in a matter of days..I had several large moles on my face for over 20 years and about a year ago I tried the baking soda and castor oil treatment.It worked on the two of the moles i had near my eyes but it took almost three weeks and it really burned my skin..I still have a small raised area that did not totaly go away that bothers me .I had another mole on the side of my nose that I wanted removed, but I did not want it to take 2-3 weeks for that to happen so i tried the Hydrogen Peroxide.

I make sure that the surface of the mole was smooth by filing it down with a nail file and i applied a layer of vaseline around the area then i applied the peroxide with a cotton ball several times untill it was saturated and white .This does burn quiet a bit, but so did the the other treatment I had tried.I applied the peroxide sevearl times during the day and after I let it dry I applied aloe vera from my plant to the area to help with the burning..the next morning I noticed that the mole was less than half the size and it had turned black so I knew it working..With-in two days of using this method it was completed gone on a small patch of dry red skin and I have treated that with aloe vera..I wish I would of known about this 20 years ago..I feel more confident now that I have removed those ugly moles from my face and the cost has nothing really things that I already had at home.I have a couple of small flatted areas that I will work on next..I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to remove stubborn moles in a hurry

Replied by RB
(Somewhere in Europe)
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"I make sure that the surface of the mole was smooth by filing it down with a nail file."

Question to EVERYONE: Why it is necessary to file down a mole? The issue is, the more (intentional) damage you cause, the more time your skin will need before it can heal.

Replied by Peter
(Cedar Rapids)

I have a mole on my back, should I pore some of the hydrogen peroxide in my bath tub and have it soak it and how many days should I do that so it can disappear for good?

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Glenn (Rohnert Park, CA) on 03/31/2007

A nevus is little black pigmented spot on the skin, sometimes called a beauty spot. Mine was flat, about 6-7 mm in diameter and near my neck and slightly elevated. It's been there for probably 20 years.

I dipped a q-tip in 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide and applied it to the nevus only for a few seconds and then mopped the excess with the dry end of the q-tip. It burned a little, especially on later applications. I applied liquid vitamin A a few minutes afterwards to decrease the burning and promote healing. I did 3-4 applications over a period of a week. It fell off completely after a week and has not returned. My wife was very impressed. I'm not recommended this approach, but simply reporting my personal experiment. I've been experimenting with Bill Munro's inhaling approach for a little over a week. It appears to be working well. My energy has just about doubled and I'm breathing much better at night.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by John (Birmingham, AL) on 03/03/2007

NOTE: I don't know what the laws are and I don't want to get sued. Use my information at your own risk. I'm just trying to help in any way I can, because NOONE should have to go through what I went through - numbing devastation and fear. If this helps you PLEASE spread the word!

3 skin cancer growths on my face cured in a WEEK of applying Hydrogen Peroxide on them - HOW YOU APPLY could mean the difference between EFFECTIVE, or NOT (read further for detailed explanation). (NOTE: I use a lot of repetition, to make sure you understand exactly what I'm referring to.)

I would definitely recommend trying this before you try bloodroot.

THANK GOD!! WOW! I'm still shocked it worked and it took only a WEEK!!! How is this possible that people don't know about this and a truth so simple is not known by everyone is beyond me.

My story and how I used Hydrogen Peroxide 3% to cure my skin cancers: Over the period of two years two cancerous growths appeared on my face (nose); one of them was growing very slow the other one faster. Then in less then a year another one appeared on my face as well - on the side of my nose very close to my eye. That one was growing at an alarming rate. All those growths hurt with unusual intensity when touched and had tiny veins but they were not moles. They were kind of the color of my skin except more red and at times really red. I applied just about every fruit on them I could think of with what seemed no effect. I was getting worried and felt helpless. I begged God to help me and I searched a lot. I found this great site and read that there have been reports that Hydrogen Peroxide cured melanoma. I was going to try the eggplant and white vinegar remedy, but was worried about the fumes from the vinegar being so close to my eye. So I decided to try the Hydrogen Peroxide first. At first it didn't seem to have any effect at all. I was getting so worried by that point because the spot close to my eye was growing even faster and by then it was about 5 millimeters in diameter and just few months ago it was a tiny spot. In my helplessness.


I took a cotton swab and soaked it in Hydrogen Peroxide and kept rubbing the cancerous growth with the Hydrogen Peroxide soaked cotton swab until the growth was soaked in the Hydrogen Peroxide and was white. It stung badly, but I didn't care, I just wanted these things gone. I was so desperate, my eyes watered every time I looked at the spots on my face. After the soaking of the growths I applied cotton soaked in Hydrogen Peroxide on them. NOTE: when soaking the skin with Hydrogen Peroxide make sure you don't do it to the healthy skin, because even though it is more resistant to getting white and soaked with the Hydrogen Peroxide, it will also get white after a while. If healthy tissue gets white like that, let it air out until it regains its normal color. So do the soaking to the unhealthy tissue only or as close as you can get. After soaking and making it white apply soaked in Hydrogen Peroxide cotton ball on the growth and when the cotton gets dry, wet it with more Hydrogen Peroxide. How it worked was: the soaked cancerous growth after a while formed as crust much like what happens with a normal sore. The strangest thing is I see no scars it flattened it out like it was never there..IN A WEEK!!! Even the fast growing one!! I'M STILL IN SHOCK. I tried SO many things. THANK GOD. THANK GOD!!!

Replied by Gabe
(Los Angeles, California)

how often do you apply it in a day?

(Somewhere in Europe)
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Gabe, I don't know about John's experience. But, in my experience, I'm on day 7, and today I can tell for sure that I didn't cause any long-term damage when, on day one, I applied 12% food-grade peroxide, not once, but 6 times.

Replied by John
(Birmingham, AL)

In my previous email to you, I forgot to mention:

1. I stopped drinking tap water and started drinking purified water when I was doing my Hydrogen Peroxide therapy.

2. I tried applying the Raspberry Skin Cream well known to cure skin cancer to the cancerous growths on my face for weeks, but it didn't work for me - I noticed no difference. I have heard the Raspberry Skin Cream worked well for many people after about two weeks.

3. Also I forgot to mention when I started my Hydrogen Peroxide I also started using air purifier that is running 24/7 in my bedroom.

(Somewhere in Europe)
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"I stopped drinking tap water and started drinking purified water when I was doing my Hydrogen Peroxide therapy."

Comment for everybody: Tap water drinking is linked to cancer.

Replied by Kristie
(Portland, Oregon)

Did you have to scratch/prick the mole before applying the hydrogen peroxide?

Replied by Tony
(Fort Worth, Texas)

Question: I've read and heard that Hydrogen Peroxide can cause scaring. Does anyone experience scaring that did not go away when using Hydrogen Peroxide to remove moles? Thanks

Hydrogen Peroxide and Iodine

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Posted by Julie (CA) on 04/11/2022

I've tried iodine and/or hydrogen peroxide 3% and they too would often get bigger and turn black but with enough time, it always worked. I liked to visualize they got bigger as the inside mole was working its way outside :)

Replied by JCee

I remove moles all the time with iodine. The few that have been resistant, I've finished off with Hydrogen peroxide a couple times a day. on my back got huge (sticking out ) after I started using iodine. I think the iodine caused mole to start ejecting from body from the base. It took awhile but finally totally went away also.

Hydrogen Peroxide, Aloe Vera

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Posted by M.s (Athens, Greece) on 04/05/2010

So here it goes!

I am 18 years old and i had a mole on my cheek 5mm in diameter and slightly elevated. I wanted it desperately removed since i got it(5 years old), so when i was 15 i went to the dermatologist to have it removed. The dermatologist performed a shaving of the upper layer and then an electrocauterization(pretty painful). She told me to revisit her in 15 days. Well i went there after 15 days and guess what, the mole was still there.

She told me to come back in 3 months time because it was summer and she couldnt repeat the surgery again due to the sun. Because it would make my mole worse. I watched it over the summer getting a bit better. The swelling had gone away and it was a bit lighter. So i went to my dermatologist some days before the school started. The same procedure except for the shaving occured and i must admit that it was much better than before. The swelling went away after 1 month but i realised than not only the mole was there, under my skin this time like a big sun spot, but it was formed like clusters of small moles that looked like a melanoma, a condition also know as pseudomelanoma. In the following year i went to several plastic surgeon and all said that they couldnt remove it without leaving a very visible scar. I was so depressed, i had tried everything. From internet remedies such as lemon juice to expensive creams containing hydroquinone and other harmful chemicals only to leave my skin swelled.

I kept fighting my mole desperately till on month ago. I was doing a project on chemistry for the school. My research at that day was on oxidisers, so i came across hydrogen peroxide. That molecule was so fascinating. So i decided to research more on it. As i was searching a came across some articles about hydrogen peroxide and moles. I told my self, here is someting i havent tried yet. I searched on google and i found here at earth clinic may testimonials about mole cures and hydrogen peroxide. I was so amazed! It could even cure melanoma! So after extensive searching i decide that i should give it a try!

I went at the pharmacy and bought 3% hydrogen peroxide.

I then went home and soaked a piece of cotton a little bit bigger than my mole and kept rubbing it on the area for 10 minutes. Then i rinsed the area with water and applied a cotton soaked with aloe vera juice. I did this for 3 days 3 times a day and kept a cotton soaked with aloe juice overnight. At first hydrogen peroxide seemed that it did nothing but after the second application the area started to bubble and at the second day it started to sting. As i woke the third day a scab had formed. I decided not to mess with it because it would increase chances of scaring. After 9 applications of hydrogen peroxide for ten minutes then aloe(as much as the cotton soaked with aloe stayed wet) and then overnight applications of aloe i stopped using hydrogen peroxide. I kept using aloe overnight though until day five. Then i started applying petrolium jelly on the scab as often as i could, sometimes overnight to minimize scaring as i works like silicone sheets which are very costly(i also used petrolium jelly on the area everytime i would bath). 3 day ago(15 day after the treatment with hydrogen peroxide started) i woke up and noticed i had little to no scab and that at the place where the mole was i had skin which was a bit pink. I was stunt! I said, wow it actualy worked! And here i am 18 days after the first application completly healed :D. I am very thankful for earthclinic because it changed my life my this remedy!

Thank you earthclinic!! :D

Replied by Tess

Is there any chance you can post a picture of the result?


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Posted by MamaBear (Toronto, Canada) on 12/16/2023

Iodine for flat moles

I have a flat black mole between my fingers. I used generic brand 2% iodine bought in Walmart for $3ish. I put 1 drop of iodine around 6-8 times a day, randomly. I did not cover the mole. I did poke & scratch the mole before applying the iodine. Which means poking & scratching 6-8 times a day. After 2 days the mole began to scab. After 4 days the scab began to peel. I stopped iodine at that point. I didn't think anymore iodine can penetrate through the scab. After 10 days, the scab has completely peeled off but some of mole remained. Will have to do this again to completely remove the mole.

Pro: iodine method works.

Con: it takes time and effort. Also, the skin around the mole where the iodine spread became dry and discolored. See pics. I suspect with time, it will revert back to normal skin. This method will not be good for the face.

Posted by Catherine (Wellington, New Zealand) on 06/09/2013

I have had good results with iodine painted on moles. From one huge black mole to a barely noticeable light brown mark now. I painted on the iodine at night, after a few weeks I was away on holiday and when I came back was not as regular with the routine but the mole was fading. I stopped for a while and the mole just kept on fading. I will start again now and see if the last bit disappears.

Replied by Lilly

I'd really like to understand if it's safe to use Lugols 15% on moles? After reading up here I did try to apply on a cotton bud but found it almost impossible to get the stuff out of the bottle! Also, someone said to use Vaseline around the surrounding area but that made it impossible for the iodine to "stick" at all. In the end, I had to try to get some on my finger and dab directly but that resulted in iodine touching a lot of surrounding skin. Would really appreciate more detail on how to use the stuff and whether 15% lugols is okay (undiluted) every day. It did not sting at all BTW. Want to use daily on foot moles and raised breast moles and breast mass. Please help someone - need more guidance to get this right.

(Somewhere in Europe)
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> if it's safe to use Lugols 15% on moles?

> whether 15% lugols is okay (undiluted) every day.

The 15% undiluted Lugol's will work better than the usual 1,2, or 3% solution of Iodine.

> I did try to apply on a cotton bud but found it almost impossible to get the stuff out of the bottle!

Either you need to pour it into a larger-sized bottle. Or you need to get Q-tips as opposed to trying to use your home-made cotton buds. My smallest 10 ml-sized bottle has an opening of approx. 10.5 mm, and it still works very well with my store-bought Q-tips because the latter ones are only 6 mm in diameter.

> use Vaseline around the surrounding area?

In my experience, if you work with Iodine, there is no need to use Vaseline, as Iodine, or Lugol's, will evaporate or get absorbed trans-dermally in less than 2 days, without causing any damage to the surrounding skin. The only exceptions are nails. Wear protective gloves as Iodine permanently stained one of my toenails many years ago.

> that made it impossible for the iodine to "stick" at all. In the end, I had to try to get some on my finger and dab directly but that resulted in iodine touching a lot of surrounding skin.

Other than protecting your fingernails, I see no issue here. The excess Iodine will evaporate in 2 days or so, and despite your worries, the spilled over Iodine, or Lugol's, will not harm the surrounding skin.

> It did not sting at all, BTW.

If it did not sting, then it failed to work. This is where you need to gently rough up your mole. If you have thin skin, or if you have an open wound, the 15% Lugol's will sting!

> Would really appreciate more detail on how to use the stuff

There have been many who ended up with small scars after they used an emery board, and or nail file. I suggest you play it safe, be gentle on yourself, because the more damage you do to yourself, the more likely it is that there will be a small scar after it heals.

The trick is to break the skin, without actually damaging your skin.

Conversely, if you fail to break the skin, the more likely it is that the mole will remain, despite your time, effort, stress, anxiety and fears in trying to eliminate it.

> Want to use daily on foot moles and raised breast moles and breast mass. Please help someone - need more guidance to get this right.

I hope this will help you, or somebody!

Posted by Sddave (Encinitas, Ca, Usa) on 05/21/2011

When I first read about iodine being used for moles I was a little skeptical so I ran a test and the results so far are very interesting. Iodine definitely removes moles when applied the right way and with good frequency. I tested it on 6 moles and it removed each one. They were mostly flat, and I know most people like to remove the raised ones, but iodine seems to be a good solution for people like me with flat moes.

Replied by Amy

Hi, I would like to know have u ever used it on the facial area?

Replied by RB
(Somewhere in Europe)
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Amy, I don't know about Krane's experience. But, in my experience, iodine is not the best remedy, and it is especially not the best remedy for the facial area. I've had more success with 12% food-grade hydrogen peroxide.

Replied by Jeanne Y.
(San Francico)

Hi, has anyone used iodine for mole removal? What brand and percentage did you use? What was your method? I am looking in to using the Iodine tincture. Thank you:)

Posted by Krane (Los Angeles, CA) on 06/22/2009

Iodine (liquid) worked for me to remove raised mole. I'd recommend puting vaseline around the area to avoid irriation of surrounding skin. I was skeptical, but iodine actually worked.

Posted by Susan (Port St. Lucie, FL) on 01/16/2009

Iodine for Mole Removal:

Iodine removed a scarey mole on my neck. I was really worried that it was a form of skin cancer as it was blistery looking, itchy and would turn reddish. I applied Iodine once or twice a day and almost immediately it sort of turned brown and dried up like a scab. Eventually after about 1 week it just flaked off. Iodine definitely works with no pain at all.

Posted by Emma (Berkeley, CA) on 07/16/2008

Thanks for the info about using iodine to remove moles. It really works! I bought a $3 bottle of generic tincture of iodine and applied it to the mole 2 or 3 times daily and the moles came off usually within a week! I had one black mole and a few light toned moles and the iodine worked on all of them. Thank you!! This site is great.

Posted by Tim (Berkeley, California) on 05/21/2007

PAINTED IODINE MAKES A MOLE OR SKIN TAG FALL OFF: I had just been checked for skin cancer at my HMO and was told that the blemishes on my skin were non-cancerous, so hving read all of the positive results with iodine, I decided to try it for myself. I ordered Lugol's online and applied it to a "mole" (for lack of a more specific term) on my hand which had appeared a few years ago. I applied it once per day for about 3 weeks and it disappeared. After about 2 weeks the skin started to get a bit dry and flakey so after 3 weeks I stopped applying the iodine. About 1 week later the flakey skin flaked off to reveal the lack of any "mole". I am going to try this again on a few more of these "moles" on other parts of my body. Thanks!

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