Moles can be a problem for many people, no matter how old or young. Most of the time a mole is a small, darkish area on the skin, normally it is no bigger than a quarter of an inch and is circular in shape; they are either flat or slightly raised from the skin. Most of the time these skin blemishes are benign and pose no danger to an individual’s health; however, sometimes they can indicate the presence of a melanoma. It is a sad fact that these melanomas often go on to claim the lives of tens of thousands of people each and every year. Many people are now turning to home remedies for skin moles to help with to keep their skin blemishes under control, one such method is the use of Salicylic acid for moles, which provides some very consistent results.
How Salicylic Acid Treats Moles
Salicylic acid starts off life in the bark of a willow tree and is very well known for its ability to treat fevers, pain and also to reduce inflammation. For these reasons salicylic acid is often found in topical creams including muscle rubs and ointments. When the salicylic acid is used directly on to the skin it can be used to peel away the top layer of the skin, this is often achieved without much in the way of pain or discomfort. This is one of the reasons that it has become such a popular remedy when treating moles.
There are some researchers that believe that salicylic acid is an essential element of the human diet, and in some respects potentially qualifying it as a vitamin.
The users of salicylic acid will very often report that they have been able to improve the appearance of their moles in just a matter of a few short weeks; depending of course on the position of the mole or moles this often leaves them with an increased sense of self confidence.
What Forms Does Salicylic Acid Come in?
There are in fact a variety of different treatments available, normally coming in the form of one of the following:
- Cleansing pads
The Dos and Don’ts of Applying Acyclic Acid
When it comes to applying, special care should be taken to ensure that the salicylic acid does not come into contact with the eyes, mouth or lip areas, as these sensitive areas can lead to irritation; in addition it should not be applied to areas that are already inflamed, infected or itchy. Additionally salicylic acid should never be used on the genital area, should the acid come into contact with any of the above then it is important to immediately wash it off with copious amounts of warm water.
For the best application of the salicylic acid follow these steps:
- Cleanse the area with clean warm water
- Allow to dry thoroughly
- Apply the salicylic acid directly to the area
- Repeat this procedure 2-3 times each day, until you notice an improvement
For most people it is likely that positive results can be achieved in one to two weeks of using the salicylic acid.
In the unlikely event of a reaction to the medicine it is important that the treatment is stopped immediately and consultation of a medical professional is obtained.
Possible Side Effects of Using Salicylic Acid
Very often the side effects of using this remedy are quite mild and the benefits far outweigh the possible minor side effects; however it is important to be able to recognize what the side effects could be.
Minor side effects
There are also some potential more serious side effects and these can be things like:
Serious side effects
- Stinging sensation, this can be similar to a bee or a wasp sting
- Feeling or being sick
- Ringing in the ears
- Fast breathing
In the event of any of these more serious side affects you should consult with your medical provider immediately.
As with all other types of topical cream or ointment they will cause massive issues if ingested. At a minimum it will cause nausea and diarrhea, but can also have more harmful consequences such as severe abdominal pain and also extreme vomiting.
In the event of ingestion it is vital that you seek medical assistance immediately.