DIY get rid of moles

Updated February 21, 2017

Moles, known to doctors as "nevi," are pigmented skin cells that appear in clusters on the skin. Moles are usually dark brown or dark pink spots, but can be present in other colours as well. Moles can occur anywhere on the body, and most people have at least a few moles. Moles are generally harmless, but sometimes they can develop into melanoma. It is important to monitor moles if they change in shape or colour over time. You can remove moles on your own at home with a few items from around the house.

Duct tape

Duct tape can cut off the circulation of a mole and dry it out. First, wash the mole thoroughly using antibacterial soap and water. Dry the afflicted area thoroughly. Using scissors, cut a one-inch by one-inch piece of tape and place it directly over the mole. Leave the tape on for five days. If you are having trouble getting the tape to stay, avoid getting the area wet when you shower. If the remnants of the mole do not peel off with the duct tape, place another piece of duct tape over the mole for another five days. Move on to a different home remedy if this solution does not work for you.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an acidic liquid that can burn through moles. Wash the mole first with antibacterial cleanser and water. Dry it thoroughly with a paper towel. Saturate a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place it directly on the mole. Cover the cotton ball and mole with a sterile bandage. Change the bandage the next day and put on a new cotton ball that is saturated with apple cider vinegar. If you experience burning or pain around the afflicted area, discontinue use. If the mole becomes sensitive, dab the area gently with apple cider vinegar three times a day and bandage it without the cotton ball during the day.

Dental floss

Dental floss will cut off the circulation to the mole. Eventually, the mole will fall off. Wash the mole thoroughly with an antibacterial cleanser and dry it with a paper towel. Take a piece of plain, unflavored dental floss and wrap it tightly around the mole several times. Tie the dental floss tightly. Leave the dental floss on the mole for seven days. If the mole has still not fallen off, change the dental floss and leave on for another seven days. If the mole still has not fallen off, remove the dental floss and see a doctor for removal.

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