You know it’s true:
Warts, skin tags, and moles can be very unsightly on the skin.
If you happen to have any of these skin conditions, chances are you may visit dermatologist to seek some advice on how to get rid of them once and for all –
however you are probably wary of its associated treatment cost.
Among the other methods to remove such unwanted skin lesions, some people have tried home remedies such as hydrogen peroxide.
So how does it work? Any risks and side effects that you should be aware of?
What is Hydrogen Peroxide?
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a chemical compound and bleaching agent which can be bought in different concentrations. This is a form of mild antiseptic and and astringent that can be applied on the skin to help prevent possible infection on burns, minor cuts and scrapes.
Hydrogen peroxide is also known for being a good mouth rinse to get rid of mucus and relieve minor issues of mouth irritation. Due to its properties, it has been believed that it can be useful in removing HPV warts, moles, and skin tags.
In order to get rid of unwanted skin lesion using this chemical as home remedy, you have to start by looking for 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, in which you can learn more on about this in the video below by Dr Group.
Take note, however, that you need to be extremely careful with the use of this product, because this is a form of acid which can burn the skin.
Hydrogen Peroxide Warts, Moles and Skin Tags Removal
Some people used hydrogen peroxide to get rid of abnormal skin lesions like warts, skin tags, and skin moles on body.
Step 1: Once you found the right food grade, use a Q-tip, dip it into the solution and dot the affected area. As a reminder, this will stung a bit and the skin on your wart can turn white.
Step 2: You can choose to continue using the solution 3 times a day in order to remove any dead skin as much as possible. You can also choose a band aid over the treated area.
Step 3: When you are done with the process, you will notice that your skin lesion becomes smaller in size. Repeat the steps above for several weeks until your skin tag, mole, or wart is removed. A pumice stone or emery board can also be used for grinding off any excess skin which could have been left behind.
As there are no rigid, fixed ways for home remedies —
Let’s check out some of the case studies in the following brief videos:
Example #1: Remove Warts and Skin Tags with Hydrogen Peroxide
The video below recommends to apply Hydrogen Peroxide for 5 times a day, for 1 to 2 weeks:
Example #2: Get Rid of Skin Tags & Warts with Hydrogen Peroxide
The method shared in video below recommends to use pumice or nail file:
Example #3: Skin Moles Removal with 35% Hydrogen Peroxide
In video below, Pamela Dobson shared her home remedy to get rid of skin mole at home by using 35% Hydrogen Peroxide.
Note that she also recommends to wear glove when you apply Hydrogen Peroxide on your skin:
Example #4: Moles & Warts Removal with Hydrogen Peroxide FROM INSIDE of BODY
On the belief that warts and skin moles are signals that the body needs to cleanse, the video below shares a home remedy to get rid of these skin lesions from both internal and external of the body:
Hydrogen Peroxide Risks and Side Effects You Must Know
With its liquid form, hydrogen peroxide can be used for fighting off germs.
However, there are many potential risks and side effects that you have to know about this chemical agent.
- The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Association ) warned consumers about buying high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, while there is insufficient studies to show that this chemical compound is suitable for any medicinal purpose.
- Inhalation of vapors from concentrated (higher than 10%) hydrogen peroxide solutions may result in severe pulmonary irritation to the lungs.
- If swallowed, 35% hydrogen peroxide may cause health risks like breathing difficulty, loss of consciousness, as well as burns in the mouth, food tube (esophagus), stomach.
- You also need to make sure that the solution will be applied only on the areas affected, because getting it accidentally on surrounding areas can prove to be risky on the skin with side effects like skin irritation, burns, or blisters.
- Do not apply highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide on delicate skin area such as around your eyes, face, and genitals.
Hydrogen Peroxide Home Remedies Review: The Verdict
While there are some success stories of using this chemical compound as home remedy to help get rid of unsightly skin lesions —
It is important to take note that most home remedies are not scientifically proven, while U.S. CDC / FDA and medical experts have warned of the potential side effects and risks of using highly concentrated chemical solution such as the 35% hydrogen peroxide.
It’s still recommended to visit a doctor or get other alternatives to avoid unwanted adverse effects and scarring risk – as there are certainly safer treatment options available to get rid of (genital) warts, moles, and skin tags.