FDA Cautions Against Using OTC Products to Remove Skin Spots, Moles
Those moles, skin tags, and liver spots should stay on your skin until you see a doctor, according to a new alert from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The alert warns against the use of over-the-counter products for removing moles, seborrheic keratoses (wart-like growths that are often brown), or skin tags, emphasizing that none are approved by the FDA for at-home use.
@vatan These products come in the form of gels, liquids, sticks, or ointments and commonly contain ingredients like salicylic acid, which are cytotoxic, or cell-killing. These chemicals are what make the products potentially dangerous, as each contains unregulated, and likely very high, amounts of these corrosive agents. Even products marketed as natural or organic have these same issues