[QUOTE=Ronaldo77]hey, i used the garlic method on a mole on my leg which was flat and about 2mm in diameter. it scabbed over and now it is a red spot with a light brown area in the middle, im hoping it wil heal more over time. QUOTE]
If you still see a slight brown spot i'd suggest applying the garlic again. I did the same thing last summer and just let the mole be after applying the garlic. The mole returned, although not completely. It appears in two parts now with a small space of no pigment. The surrounding skin was quite irritated when I did this last summer but has faded significantly since then.
Last week I applied garlic to a flat mole a little smaller than a pencil erasor for 4 days. I rubbed the mole with a pumice stone until it just started to bleed. I applied vaseline to the skin surrounding the mole in an attempt to prevent the surrounding skin from getting irritated. This has worked quite well and the red border extends very little beyond the mole. I applied the garlic only at night and the entire mole has scabbed over. I'm just waiting for it to fall off and hopefully the mole is gone. If I see any remains I am going to reapply the garlic.
As for causing cancer I don't think you really have anything to worry about but you should always keep an eye on it. In fact, garlic is known to have anti cancer properties and has also been used to treat bacterial and fungal infections.
I'm not sure how old you are but young people tend to have pretty good defenses against arising cancer cells. Cancer cells can arise spontaneously and through exposure to different mutagens many times throughout a persons lifetime. These cells are often recognized by the immune system and destroyed before they are ever noticed. It is when the surveillance system for some reason or another doesn't recognize the cancer cell and fails to produce an appropriate immune response against it that problems usually arise.
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