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dan

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Posted - 12/09/2012 :  23:53:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This simple remedy was posted by user Janet a couple of weeks ago but I think it needs its own topic so people can consider it. By the way, it is easy to crush a melatonin pill to powder by placing it between two spoons and then press the spoons together. Also, coconut oil turns to liquid at 76 F (24 C). If the coconut oil is solid then a suggestion is to hold the spoon with the crushed melatonin and coconut oil over a burner for a moment to mix them together.

Here's Janet's post:

"I had a spot on the side of my nose that I've been messing with for 2 yrs! I tried vitc and h202 but never for more than the first scab because of my job. Finally since I don't have insurance the dermatologist said he thought it was ak didn't warrant a biopsy because i asked him for a prescription for Carac. Turns out that was almost $400 dollars so I got Efudex (which I'd never use again over carac) twice a day for 3wks. I think there's a chance it might have been bcc because the spot never fully healed and then bled again 2mos later and I couldn't get an appt for over a month. So I applied coconut oil and melatonin powder (crushed a 3mg tab)and it immediately started to look better. In 10 days it was not tender anymore. It is now about 18 days and the root where it was bleeding from is almost undiscernable but I still have a 1cm spot of pinker skin where I treated with efudex. More people need to try this to see if it is really as great as it seems! For me, I will keep posting if the spot continues to heal."

Thanks Janet! Hopefully you do not mind that I am starting another thread.

lenardd

10 Posts

Posted - 12/16/2012 :  18:32:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dan,

How many times do you apply it a day? Do you scrap off the old stuff before reapplying it? Do you cover it up?

Also, what do you think of this melatonin liquid stuff:

http://www.iherb.com/DaVinci-Laboratories-of-Vermont-Melatonin-Spray-1-fl-oz-30-ml/46064

Because it is a "liposomal", it will get absorbed easier. Also, it does not have all that "other ingredients".

I also wanted to mix it with some liquid D3. I found the following:

http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Liquid-Vitamin-D-3-2-fl-oz-60-ml/14060

Or how about this one where 1 drop packs a wallop of D3. Not sure if that is too much:

http://www.iherb.com/Life-Extension-Vitamin-D3-2-000-IU-1-fl-oz-29-57-ml/15901

Which of the D3's would you try first?

--Lenard

Edited by - lenardd on 12/16/2012 23:00:30
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dan

611 Posts

Posted - 12/18/2012 :  00:20:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Lenard,

I don't know about the frequency of applying melatonin and coconut oil but it is a good question for Janet if she sees this. I did try to mix up and apply a crushed melatonin tablet and coconut oil and don't see much of an issue applying it frequently except for any systemic affect where a nighttime application only would be better. It goes on oily by gets absorbed in a few minutes. I did not see a need to scrape it off or cover it. Maybe the liquid melatonin would be better than crushed tablets. I have taken melatonin orally at night for the past several years. Really, it has been since about the time that my skin cancer concerns diminished so maybe that was part of what worked for me. I do like the topical melatonin idea.

Interesting idea to apply vitamin D topically. I think I would try the cheaper vitamin D first. I have been taking vitamin D (Trader Joes) orally for couple of years too. Normally, it is important to balance vitamin D with vitamin K2 (Life Extension Super K for me). I'm not sure if vitamin K would matter for a topical application where you are just targeting skin cancer. Let us know if it works!
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JimB

49 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2012 :  10:24:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Signed up to give back to the community that has helped me. I first want to thank all the long time posters and pioneers of this site for their work and detailed records of results. Without their efforts progress on my skin problems would not have been possible.

Over the last 35 years at least I have had all sorts of skin problems, all cancers except melanoma. MOHs surgery, floricil, freezing and more recently some kind of light therapy (basically a light giving me a sun burn that works quicker healing than the chemicals)

Anyway after I ran out of insurance, I have not been seeing a doctor about my problems.

Let me address what has worked for me from this site and what has somewhat worked.

Sorry I do not have pictures or detailed records but can give antedotal evidence only and moral support for others.

What has worked really well is Sunspot ES, H2O2, also coconut oil with and without melatonin and vitamin D.

Currently I am on the third week of taking the vitamins prescribed by envisage plus a multivitamin. While I believe that these supplements should be taken for general health, gut feeling says that they are not the solution to my skin problem.

I am also on the third week of using coconut oil. For 2 weeks I used it twice a day by itself. Incredible moisturizer and healer. Really shrunk my skin problem areas in height and size. I believe that I started to get an alergic reaction to it because I used it twice a day so I shifted down to once a day. That helped with the redness.

For at least 1 week started using powder melatonin from 12 3mg capsules emptied into a large empty baby food jar with 12 5000 iu softgels cut on the inside of the jar lid to allow them to bleed into the mixure when I put the lid on. Also I put a little water on them on the inside of the lid to allow them to start melting as they will not melt in oil.

I put 3 or 4 large tablespoons of solid Coconut Oil into the jar also and closed the lid. Why the baby food jar you ask? I take a coffee cup with 1 inch of water in it and microwave the cup and water for 30 seconds. That heats up the water warm enough to melt the CO in the baby food jar. Just drop the closed jar in the warm coffee cup for a couple of minutes and the Coconut Oil goes from hard to soft and allows you to mix the ingrediants by shaking the jar. You then apply the ingredients from the jar and have more to use for the next several days, heating the coffee cup each time.

Applying 1 time per day and using powdered melatonin with vitamin D3 seems to be really helping.

Yesterday used Coconut oil with sugar to softly scrub off some dead skin on my face and it did a great job. BTW I add coconut oil to my coffee each day and dip my chocolate in it. Also use it for cooking.

Previously, I used H202 3% for about 2 weeks twice a day after about 2 weeks twice a day of Sunspot ES on a diagnosed SCC that I was suppose to have MOHS on but ran out of insurance. The mixture did make the SCC disappear.

Here is something I am working on. I bought some 12% H2O2 because I could not afford the 35%. Not sure that there is that big a difference between 12 and 3 but I would probably buy the 12% again. I put H2O2 in a Tequila Shooter glass (for effect) then pour in somewhat less CO with Melatonin and D3. The liquid oil mixture does float on the H2O2 so I stir it with a Q-Tip and apply to selected BCCs or whatever they are, twice a day. I repeat with the Q-Tip until each BCC hurts and has a white area of skin appear.

Now the interesting part is that the oil holds the H2O2 on the skin longer because air cannot get readily to it. Also the oil may allow for better penetration of the H2O2, but does act as a healant after the H2O2 dries up. I am finding shrinking BCCs and not as much damage as using H2O2 alone. If this works what I want to do is use this mixture on my entire chest area with a cotton pad twice a day to get rid of lots of sun damage that I have never addressed.

Yes I have used Apple Cider Vinegar by itself and with eggplant it did reduce the size of some of my problem facial Keratosis and BCC but could not finish the job. Sunspot ES really did the same as straight ACV but with less flare up.

Thats my story.

USEFUL LINKS

ACV link
http://bragg.com/products/bragg-organic-apple-cider-vinegar.html

Neutrogena Men Sensitive Skin Post Shave Balm- A great face moisturizer, no alcohol or grease reduces redness
http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Neutrogena-Men-Sensitive-Skin-Post-Shave-Balm?skuId=789665

LANE LABS Sunspot ES 14 gm shipped by East Coast Vitamins good company for Sunspot.
http://www.amazon.com/

Vitacost CoQ10 + Alpha Lipoic Acid + Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl 2 a day match the formula mentioned by envisage in earlier posts.
http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-coq10-alpha-lipoic-acid-acetyl-l-carnitine-hcl/?NttSR=1

Vitacost Melatonin -- 3 mg - 300 Capsules The capsules pull apart so you do not have to crunch the tablets.
http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-melatonin-3-mg-300-capsules/?NttSR=1

Vitacost Vitamin D3 -- 5000 IU - 365 Softgels - Mini Gels
http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-vitamin-d3-5000-iu-365-softgels-mini-gels-2/?NttSR=1

Vitacost Extra Virgin Certified Organic Coconut Oil -- 54 fl oz
http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-extra-virgin-certified-organic-coconut-oil-54-fl-oz-9

333 Uses For Coconut Oil one of the best is for Keratosis Pilaris use alone or in conjunction with salt or sugar to form an exfoliating paste. I use it with sugar. Really takes off the dead skin.
http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2012/08/333-Uses-For-Coconut-Oil.html





Edited by - JimB on 01/08/2013 12:22:17
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JimB

49 Posts

Posted - 01/07/2013 :  19:02:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thought I would update my progress.

I reduced the mixture of the 12 3mg capsules of melatonin and 12 5000 iu soft gels of D3 with the Coconut Oil.

The amount of oil I was using could not absorb all the ingredients. So I went with 6 capsules and 6 softgels this time. Jury is still out on the absorption of that quantity in the CO.

A couple days back my chest started looking red and rough with the application of H2O2 so I decide to stop that and just apply the CO mixture to heal.

So for a couple of days my chest just looked more or less the same, crusty scabs and purple areas of inflammation etc.

Yesterday I started a new way of dealing with the D3 soft gels. A toenail clipper on the end of the gel and then squeeze the vitamin goo into a tablespoon and then add the goo into the CO mixture of melatonin and CO. Worked well.

Also put several capsules of vitamin D3 directly on my face after the application of the CO mixture.

I noticed several things. The D3 does not absorb into the skin as well as CO and my face looked clearer this morning and the red patches seemed lower in height.

This morning I put on my daily CO mixture as I work in the house and can look greasy all day. I also cut 4 5000 IU D3 Capsules into the table spoon and put that on top of the CO mixture on my face especially in the problem areas.

I also decided to put some of the extra D3 directly on my chest which did not look great this morning. I put some on my upper arm then my chest.

After a couple of minutes I looked back at my arm and I kid you not it looked better. The 20000 IU of D3 also made my chest look better and dissolved the scabs that were crusty when I put the CO mixture on just minutes before.

So here I sit at the end of the day my chest and arm look like they made great progress healing today, smaller red areas with no scabs. I know I am amazed also. Incredible healing in one day.






Edited by - JimB on 01/08/2013 08:19:03
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Lily44

USA
38 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2013 :  12:22:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
JimB:

There are a lot of people that read this forum, and never respond. We also try many of the remedies mentioned. I couldn't name all of the thing I've tried on my face and arms. Most of them make the spots scab up and peel, but don't penetrate deeply enough to completely eradicate them.

My mom used the coconut oil, and got rid of many years of sun damage to her face. Shes 97, and people ask her what she uses on her face, because she only has a few wrinkles. The coconut oil made her face peel. She no longer uses it, and most of the time she uses no face cream or lotion of any kind. Thanks again for your input and ideas.
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JimB

49 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2013 :  13:46:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Lily for the kind words.

Most ideas on this site have helped me reduce my skin problems. And I am really feeling positive about the D3 and Coconut oil.

Today I decided to change my recipe to a more aggressive mixture and one that is made freshly each day instead of making a bulk bottle.

In the morning I am using 1 tablespoon of CO liquified and 9mg of melatonin capsule powder, combined and put on the skin, face and torso. Actually it makes enough for 2 days.

Then I go back over the skin with 5 fresh D3 softgels or 25000iu on my face and 5 softgels on my torso. I am probably going to use some D3 at night and back off that application, if that seems too much.

As you say most of the remedies on this site do not penetrate deeply enough to finish the job.

Down the road if the CO does not work to my satisfaction; I have been thinking of using Emu oil which penetrates all layers of the skin down to joint and muscle.

From what I have read,it sounds very similar to coconut oil in skin medicinal function and safety, but of course comes from an animal.

Adding to the Emu oil, I would use H2O2 hoping it would be carried deeper than normal and D3 for healing the collateral damage of the H2O2.

http://www.blue-emu.com/blue-emu-pure-oil


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Originally posted by Lily44

JimB:

There are a lot of people that read this forum, and never respond. We also try many of the remedies mentioned. I couldn't name all of the thing I've tried on my face and arms. Most of them make the spots scab up and peel, but don't penetrate deeply enough to completely eradicate them.

My mom used the coconut oil, and got rid of many years of sun damage to her face. Shes 97, and people ask her what she uses on her face, because she only has a few wrinkles. The coconut oil made her face peel. She no longer uses it, and most of the time she uses no face cream or lotion of any kind. Thanks again for your input and ideas.

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Lily44

USA
38 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2013 :  01:23:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I take more vitamin D-3 the spots and sun damage look better, but when I forget to take it, they show up more. When they get worse I take 5,000 I U's of D-3 for a few days. I probably should take it every day, but Im afraid of overdosing. Most of the time I open 1 or 2 capsules of the D-3, and put it in my face cream. I believe it must be made out of fish oil, even though I cant smell it, apparently my cat can.

For the last 2 or 3 weeks I have been using iodine on a large spot on my arm. The burning, cracking, swelling and pain, sure didnt feel good. I put some oregano oil on it, along with a bandage, and went to bed. When I got up, a lot of the swelling and pain was gone. The scab has peeled off, but its still ugly looking. Im not sure where to go from here. I have all kinds of mixtures made up, and many essential oils I have used. Ive never used the black salve, that would be a last resort. I guess skin cancer is a battle that we will fight for the rest of our lives.
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JimB

49 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2013 :  07:08:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I do not think you have to worry about overdosing at your amounts.

Per this site. Interesting site make sure you mouse around there.

http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/what-is-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-toxicity/

"What exactly constitutes a toxic dose of vitamin D has yet to be determined, though it is possible this amount may vary with the individual.

Published cases of toxicity, for which serum levels and dose are known, all involve intake of ≥ 40000 IU (1000 mcg) per day. 1 Two different cases involved intake of over 2,000,000 IU per day - both men survived."

If you find a reference to external use versus internal use please let me know. I am going to research external use and will get back to you if I find out anything significant. It is possible that I may have to use a lower dose, especially as I get into maintaining progress that I have made.

As far as where to go from here. I have seen with many longtime posters and myself to a lesser extent a tendency to try many things in rapid succession and get lost in the heat of the battle.

I believe a timeout on dosing or a regroup is periodically necessary to evaluate what worked and what worked better. Keep what worked better and let go of the stuff that just worked.

Example: I really liked the eggplant and ACV approach. It worked some. I wanted it to work and became "invested" in it. If you know what I mean.

Other methods worked better and now I am here CO,D3, melatonin. Although I wonder about the melatonin. H2O2 is my backup.

I believe I will reach a point where it will be maintaining some smaller level of problem and then surgery if it starts to grow during maintenance. Remember all of these skin problems probably came when most of us were doing no real maintenance with the tools we have today.




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Originally posted by Lily44

When I take more vitamin D-3 the spots and sun damage look better, but when I forget to take it, they show up more. When they get worse I take 5,000 I U's of D-3 for a few days. I probably should take it every day, but I�m afraid of overdosing. Most of the time I open 1 or 2 capsules of the D-3, and put it in my face cream. I believe it must be made out of fish oil, even though I can�t smell it, apparently my cat can.

For the last 2 or 3 weeks I have been using iodine on a large spot on my arm. The burning, cracking, swelling and pain, sure didn�t feel good. I put some oregano oil on it, along with a bandage, and went to bed. When I got up, a lot of the swelling and pain was gone. The scab has peeled off, but it�s still ugly looking. I�m not sure where to go from here. I have all kinds of mixtures made up, and many essential oils I have used. I�ve never used the black salve, that would be a last resort. I guess skin cancer is a battle that we will fight for the rest of our lives.

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JimB

49 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2013 :  13:42:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lily

Ok you got me thinking. How much Vitamin D3 should you take per day and do you absorb it by putting it directly on your skin?

The short answer is approximately 8000-10000 IU per day to get your body into the peak range for Vitamin D3 where it will do the most good. Apparently you burn off 4000 IU per day that needs to be replaced.

Yes you can absorb D3 directly by applying it to your skin.

NEW INFO ON SUNLIGHT AND D3 ADDED BELOW

Supplemental D3 should not be worn out in the Sun as it changes and looses its properties.

http://www.surechem.org/index.php?Action=document&docId=3083866&db=USPTOA&tab=desc&lang=EN&db_query=4%3A2%3A0%3A%3A4%3A2%3A0%3A%3A4%3A2%3A0%3A&markupType=all

Of course human D3 is made with sunlight. Athletes who sweat a lot in the sun usually have low D3 values because sweat washes away D3. So don't wash right away after sweating if you want to hang on to your sun made D3. Your body will re-absorb the D3 on the surface of you body. Total absorption of D3 produced by body takes 48 hours.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/26/maximizing-vitamin-d-exposure.aspx

Also D3 is actually a hormone not a vitamin, that is why it can have an effect on so many life support functions of your body.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfa_z0KTwDo&feature=player_embedded

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/21/how-to-get-your-vitamin-d-to-healthy-ranges.aspx

http://www.drvitaminsolutions.com/product.php?id=811

Ok so I changed my routine today to take some of this into account.

1 Teaspoon of solid Coconut Oil.
9mg powder melatonin from 3 capsules
15,000 IU of D3 or 3 softgels cut open and drained

mixed up into a warm jar to melt the CO and allow for application to face and torso.

Thanks for making me think about what I'm doing.

quote:
Originally posted by Lily44

When I take more vitamin D-3 the spots and sun damage look better, but when I forget to take it, they show up more. When they get worse I take 5,000 I U's of D-3 for a few days. I probably should take it every day, but Im afraid of overdosing. Most of the time I open 1 or 2 capsules of the D-3, and put it in my face cream. I believe it must be made out of fish oil, even though I cant smell it, apparently my cat can.

For the last 2 or 3 weeks I have been using iodine on a large spot on my arm. The burning, cracking, swelling and pain, sure didnt feel good. I put some oregano oil on it, along with a bandage, and went to bed. When I got up, a lot of the swelling and pain was gone. The scab has peeled off, but its still ugly looking. Im not sure where to go from here. I have all kinds of mixtures made up, and many essential oils I have used. Ive never used the black salve, that would be a last resort. I guess skin cancer is a battle that we will fight for the rest of our lives.


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Lily44

USA
38 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2013 :  14:34:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

For some reason, I never thought about how much Vitamin D-3 the body uses every day.


[quote][i]Originally posted by JimB

"Apparently you burn off 4000 IU per day that needs to be replaced."

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JimB

49 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2013 :  05:50:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just a couple of interesting things from the weekend that I would like to pass on to you.

I've been doing the CO, Melatonin, D3 for approximately 1 month daily.

Yesterday I was feeling sorry for myself as I have a patch of 3 close bumpy red almost pimple like things on top of a red circle of skin on my face that makes me feel that progress was not being made recently.

I am telling you this because it forced me to do some more research looking for alternatives that I will address below.

Anyway yesterday the 3 bumps felt like they were 3 mm tall most of the day. So I put a heavy dose of CO-Mel-D3 on mid-morning and then in the late afternoon feeling sorry for no real progress, I ripped open about 3-4 softgels of D3 and spotted everything with D3 that made me mad. Went to bed last night feeling sorry for myself because I saw no change.

I woke up to find that the 3 bumps had shrunk considerably to the smallest the have been in years - a little less than 2 mm in height. One of the bumps did what they do when the shrink. It left standing a pearly mound of callous looking skin where the bump has collapsed internally from the callous. I shave off that skin to keep the process going. A month ago, when I would shave it would rip a circle of skin off, bleed and leave a crater that would scab up on top of the lump.

I feel better today.

But here is where I really wanted to go with this post.

So yesterday I am thinking of new approaches and what common thread is between the old approaches. As I listed ingredients in my mind like Coconut Oil, D3 etc. The word in my web reading that is common to everything that works topically is anti-inflammatory.

Anyway got to reading about Quercetin another anti-inflammatory and strong anti-oxidant.

It has been addressed here by Steven in his posts here:
http://www.topicalinfo.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=415&SearchTerms=Quercetin

He also addresses it here in his website
http://www.acancer.info/
Quercetin + Vitamin C should always be taken with Green Tea Extract (EGCG, catechin) for much stronger anti-cancer effect.

Per:
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/dietandnutrition/quercetin

"Studies done in cell cultures have shown that quercetin has activity against some types of cancer cells. This may be due to its antioxidant or anti-inflammatory properties, or it may be due to other mechanisms. Recent studies suggest that quercetin can slow the growth of cancer cells and can help foster apoptosis, a form of natural cell death that doesn't happen in most cancer cells. Some studies in animals have shown that quercetin may help protect against certain types of cancer, particularly colon cancer."

So next what comes to mind when we say anti-inflammatory? Of course, Aspirin.

So look what I found here in Time magazine.

Can Aspirin Help Ward Off Skin Cancer?
By Alice Park May 29, 2012 Time Magazine

http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/29/can-aspirin-help-ward-off-skin-cancer/

Now the author talks about internal intake of aspirin over years reducing skin cancer in people. But what about topical use?

That thought led me here. A man curing rosacea with aspirin. Now on other readings I have found people using CO mixture to cure rosacea so why not to use aspirin topically on skin cancer?

Per:
http://www.neopax.com/Artemis/rosacea/index.html

"For those people who want to try something easy, and very beneficial, try this:
Make a cup of green tea using one or two teabags. Crush three or four aspirin tablets into the warm tea and dissolve them. Use this solution three times a day. Ideally, make a fresh solution every day. It should reduce the symptoms by around 80%!"

So where am I on all this? I did buy some green tea and aspirin yesterday. Have not used it yet. I am interested in quercetin will probably buy some later this month and maybe green tea extract. Also since quercetin found in citrus, apples, etc. dissolves well in ascorbic acid (Vitamin C duh) I was wondering about using a small amount of Apple Cider Vinegar to dissolve the Q and then put that mix in CO and D3.

Lots of things rolling around in my head thought I would get them down on pixels and maybe someone will help sort this out. For now I will stick with CO-Mel-D3 and may fool around with tea and aspirin.



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anivoc

667 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2013 :  10:09:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Jim...Just an FYI the active ingredient in aspirin is Salicylic acid.
I bought a pound of it in powder form and it does help with AK's It annoys the BCC's but I was not able to knock them out with it.

HERE IS A LINK
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JimB

49 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2013 :  15:39:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, anivoc for the link.

I've been using the tea and aspirin now for almost 2 weeks.

One week without CO and the tea/aspirin soup dried up the skin quite tight and did get some areas to turn from red to white. Went back to the CO to moisturize the whole thing.

Currently, I am heating the CO to about 85-90F (glass jar in hot water) and putting 3 green tea bags in to brew the green tea in the warm liquid CO. It turns the CO green and brews in about 10-15 minutes.

I then take 3 aspirin and put them on a table spoon and allow water drops to cover all 3 to about 3/4 of the way so they dissolve as the tea brews. I then put the dissolved aspirins in the solution of green tea and CO.

Shake the jar and put the green CO/aspirin/tea on my face and upper torso, squeezing the tea bags to get them most CO out of them.

Later in the day I put D3 directly on select problem areas after the CO sort of soaks in.

The results are better with the brewed CO/tea mixture as more areas are turning white as opposed to red. It does take about 2 hours for the areas to calm down and be white after an application.

I use it once during the day. I work at home otherwise I would do the CO mixture at night

Making progress a millimeter at at time.


quote:
Originally posted by anivoc

Hey Jim...Just an FYI the active ingredient in aspirin is Salicylic acid.
I bought a pound of it in powder form and it does help with AK's It annoys the BCC's but I was not able to knock them out with it.

HERE IS A LINK

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Nette

USA
3 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2013 :  20:50:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OMG, just saw this thread, I'm so sorry I haven't posted, I could never log in when I tried to post so I re-registered under another name. Even though I continued to put melatonin and coconut oil on at night, I really thought my spot did not look right, kinda pearly, so I had it biopsied and it came back AK, I really wonder if the biopsy was right even but they didn't want to see me for 3 mos and it was healing from the biopsy. Well, just recently it started looking bad again (I think maybe the airport scanners got to me) and I couldn't get an apt for 2 mos. When I put tea tree oil on it it flattened it out in like 24 hr, I couldn't believe it so I tried that for 3 wks but it wasn't penetrating. I tried super PAV for the last 5 days and I thought it started to eat it out more but then it started to look like a bump coming up in the depression, I didn't like that. So now I'm back to square one I guess. Right now I did put some melatonin on to calm it down for work the next 2 days. I haven't had any other problems on my skin, but I occasionally use different essential oils now as a toner. There's a post on efudex where a guy says you have to use it for 4 wks, and that's what my dr. prescribed, now I wish I had done another week. I'm gonna try to get a sooner appointment tomorrow. So unfortunately the melatonin/coconut oil I think might be more like an anti-inflammatory. I really apologize for not posting sooner.
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Nette

USA
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Posted - 10/06/2013 :  14:27:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To be fair to my earlier post about super Pav. Actually in 3 days it had done something I have never seen. It ate out a hole with like a border, now I believe the middle was filled with fluid. That day I got sunspot es in the mail and put that on without a bandaid. In the morning I had a scab which I debrided and serosanguinous fluid came out. So I think there must be some good to the Super Pav. Right now I'm continuing to use Sunspot which I love and wish I had had that years ago when this whole thing started. Every morning I take the scab off, this morning it was white and fluid comes out, then I put it on again. This week I'm going to stick with the sunspot because it will be easier while I'm working since it dries the spot out if you don't cover it, although I might wear a bandaid to work. Next week I have more days off if I feel like the Sunspot stops working I might try the Pav again. Maybe a combination for people who are having a problem is good, but for now I'm loving the Sunspot.
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healthyou

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Posted - 02/08/2014 :  18:15:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nette, Have you experienced a cure of your condition with the later treatment of sunspot and super pav? Thanks
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dan

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Posted - 05/19/2014 :  20:15:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ran across a coconut oil and baking soda remedy for basal cell carcinoma: "How I Healed My Mothers Skin Cancer At Home" at http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/03/24/how-i-healed-my-mothers-skin-cancer-at-home/comment-page-1/#comments . The link has a nice set of pictures and lots of comments. The remedy is one part coconut oil and one part aluminum free baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) mixed together and applied three times a day. Good results were observed in 5 weeks.
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anivoc

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Posted - 05/20/2014 :  11:30:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Impressive story Dan...malleable paste.. via coconut oil and baking soda and applied...

Thanks for sharing the link!

FYI.. just plain old ARM and Hammer Baking Soda contains NO ALUMINUM..you don't need to go out and buy an expensive version to be "aluminum free"

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JimB

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Posted - 07/20/2014 :  06:06:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The link you posted has been updated July 5th. More favorable comments on procedure.

I've been doing it 2 weeks twice a day to start then at bedtime only.

Initial burning sensation, but not so much now. Results are good with skin clearing and crusty parch gone. On crusty patch, I shaved it
so oil could penetrate. That was in addition to daily face shave.

Started complete face last night. Redness and burning not bad as test area.


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Originally posted by dan

I ran across a coconut oil and baking soda remedy for basal cell carcinoma: "How I Healed My Mothers Skin Cancer At Home" at http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/03/24/how-i-healed-my-mothers-skin-cancer-at-home/comment-page-1/#comments . The link has a nice set of pictures and lots of comments. The remedy is one part coconut oil and one part aluminum free baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) mixed together and applied three times a day. Good results were observed in 5 weeks.


Edited by - JimB on 07/20/2014 06:37:56
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baylee

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Posted - 04/02/2015 :  14:47:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dan

This simple remedy was posted by user Janet a couple of weeks ago but I think it needs its own topic so people can consider it. By the way, it is easy to crush a melatonin pill to powder by placing it between two spoons and then press the spoons together. Also, coconut oil turns to liquid at 76 F (24 C). If the coconut oil is solid then a suggestion is to hold the spoon with the crushed melatonin and coconut oil over a burner for a moment to mix them together.

Here's Janet's post:

"I had a spot on the side of my nose that I've been messing with for 2 yrs! I tried vitc and h202 but never for more than the first scab because of my job. Finally since I don't have insurance the dermatologist said he thought it was ak didn't warrant a biopsy because i asked him for a prescription for Carac. Turns out that was almost $400 dollars so I got Efudex (which I'd never use again over carac) twice a day for 3wks. I think there's a chance it might have been bcc because the spot never fully healed and then bled again 2mos later and I couldn't get an appt for over a month. So I applied coconut oil and melatonin powder (crushed a 3mg tab)and it immediately started to look better. In 10 days it was not tender anymore. It is now about 18 days and the root where it was bleeding from is almost undiscernable but I still have a 1cm spot of pinker skin where I treated with efudex. More people need to try this to see if it is really as great as it seems! For me, I will keep posting if the spot continues to heal."

Thanks Janet! Hopefully you do not mind that I am starting another thread.


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baylee

USA
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Posted - 04/02/2015 :  15:15:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your topic. I have been using coconut oil with Iodine. Making progress.
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letsbefit

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Posted - 05/06/2015 :  00:52:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the tip! I'm planning a remedy with iodine and to mix it with coconut oil to maximize its benefits.. Gonna feedback soon.

Edited by - letsbefit on 05/31/2015 18:56:38
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