Chemical Burn from Vinegar Following an Internet-based Protocol for Self-removal of Nevi

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2015 Jun;8(6):50.


"Natural home remedies" for nevi removal found on the Internet can be ineffective, or worse, dangerous. Children and teens, in particular, may be more likely to attempt self-treatment in order to avoid discussing their concerns with their parents. Here, the authors report a case of an adolescent who presented with a chemical burn after following an Internet-based protocol for nevi removal using apple cider vinegar.