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Can You Remove a Mole at Home?

The contemporary era is a lot into DIYs and at-home services. So the internet is loaded with several tips and tricks to remove your moles or skin tags at home. Let’s find out if you can or it is safe to remove moles at home.                            

Moles develop on our skin naturally. But they can be a reason for worry for several people, and they would like to get them removed. However, ideally, it is advised to use professionally provided services by licensed practitioners for their removal. But they can be expensive, so many people try using various at-home remedies. Whether they are effective or not is a separate debate, but it is crucial to know that the American Academy of dermatology strongly opposes these such methods.                                    

Any layperson addressing mole removal will put the person at risk. A mole can be benign as well as cancerous in nature, which can only be identified by a healthcare professional. No matter how sophisticated mole removal devices look or how natural home remedies sound, they can’t replace the expert opinion. In fact, such practices can give you skin infections or spread cancer. Considering these risks, at-home mole removal is not at all economical.

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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.

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