Hanging Moles

Minute growths on your skin are called moles and they are made up of nevus cells. They are very common and large populations of people have them on any part of their body. These growths vary in color; they can be dark, brown or black. They also rarely grow for more than one millimeter in size. Their sizes are different because of the melanin in the skin cells. Some moles can develop during adolescent while others are present since birth.

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Moles can occur anywhere on your body. Moles can develop on your neck and are usually not harmful. Many of the moles on the neck are hanging moles. These hanging moles on the neck interfere with the beauty of many people and removing them is vital to make you comfortable. Hanging moles are severe and usually bleed due to constant abrasion of your shirt collar.

Types of Moles

The following are different types of moles that can appear on your skin:

  • Dysplastic nevi: These are moles that are irregular in shape and larger than the average size. These types of moles are not uniform in color; some of them have brown, dark centers and lighter irregular edges. Dysplastic nevi moles tend to be inherited in the family. People with this type of moles can have more than 100 moles and can become cancerous.
  • Congenital nevi: This type of mole appears during birth. Congenital nevi moles are more likely to develop into melanoma. The mole can grow to more than eight inches in diameter and pose more health risk to an individual having them.


Moles occur as a result of melanin cells in your skin clustering together instead of spreading all over the skin. Melanin is responsible for giving your skin its color.

Many moles develop during childhood and later in the late 20s of a person’s life. Some moles may not develop until later in life.


The dermatologist may decide to evaluate further the mole so as to determine if it is cancerous. The dermatologist can conduct a skin biopsy by removing a sample of the affected skin and examine it using a microscope.

 Hanging Mole Removal (Treatment)

Treating hanging moles is done by removing the mole by a dermatologist in a hospital or at home. The following methods can be used to remove the moles:

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Apple cider vinegar: This product is used as a food preservative and in dressings as well as treating many ailments. This method is famous because it removes the mole safely without causing pain. You can take the following steps to use apple cider vinegar:

  • Clean the affected skin with warm water and soap which is not irritable.
  • Dry the cleaned area properly with a clean and dry cloth.
  • Apply Vaseline on the skin around the mole. This helps block acid in the vinegar from destroying the skin around the mole.
  • Put small pieces of cotton wool in the solution and remove the surplus vinegar.
  • Put the cotton wools on the affected area and hold it with a bandage and leave it the whole night. Apply it three times each day.
  • Remove the bandage and the cotton wools in the following morning and wash it properly with water.
  • Some people may notice results after several weeks while others may take longer. The mole will begin to flare up and fall off. During this process, avoid rubbing the mole so that it naturally dries up.

Use dental floss: Tie a dental floss or a thread around the base of the hanging mole with a safe knot. This will disconnect blood supply to the hanging mole and hence cause it to fall off within several days.

Use Vitamin E capsule: Cut the vitamin E capsule and apply the oil directly to the hanging mole. Use an adhesive bandage to cover the hanging mole and wait for it to drop off. The bandage helps in preventing blood supply to the hanging mole and Vitamin E capsule is used to heal the area around the mole.

Use duct tape: Cover the hanging mole with a duct tape to prevent blood supply to the mole. Remove the duct tape after two days which will also remove the dead skin around the mole.

Use a wart solution: Soak the hanging mole with a less severe wart removal solution. Use a bandage to cover the hanging mole and remove it after two days.

Medical treatment. A hanging mole can be removed by a doctor if it bleeds and is considered cancerous. Your dermatologist can cut the whole mole, removes a normal skin on your body and stitches the wound together.

Many moles are not cancerous. Those moles that appear later when a person is over 20 years are of medical concern. You can examine your skin by using a mirror or have another person check it for you. If you notice changes in the existing moles; they are bleeding, scaly, itch and pus come out of it. You should therefore seek urgent medical attention when you notice the above symptoms

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