Cherry Angioma Remedies

Last Modified on Oct 15, 2014

While you are probably used to seeing moles in various places on your skin, you may be slightly skeptical of or even concerned about a “mole” that appears red in color. While a cherry angioma may appear more daunting than a mole, these benign growths are actually cause for little concern aside from cosmetic. If you do desire to remove a cherry angioma, though, you typically can do so using natural products like iodine, apple cider vinegar, and tea tree oil.

What Is a Cherry Angioma?

The National Institute of Health defines a cherry angioma as a noncancerous or benign growth on your skin that is made up of blood vessels. The growths generally appear bright cherry-red, hence the name, and are small from the size of a pinhead to about ¼ inch. Likewise, an angioma may be smooth or stick out from the skin. While the actual cause of these skin growths is unknown, research suggests that they are genetic.

Can You Remove Cherry Angiomas without Going to the Doctor?

In most cases, cherry angiomas cause little actual health concern. You likely won’t experience any pain or discomfort caused by the growth, and they are generally benign, which is why you can typically treat an angioma at home. However, if you do experience pain, excessive bleeding, or a change in the appearance of your angioma, you should consult a doctor. Otherwise, you can use natural remedies, like iodine, apple cider vinegar, and tea tree oil to remove the growth.

1. Iodine

According to research, iodine deficiency is one of the biggest contributors to skin conditions, including cherry angiomas. So, if you have one of these growths, we suggest upping your daily consumption of iodine. This nutrient helps rid your body of toxins as well as promotes the effective function of cells throughout your body. Begin an iodine regimen by taking 50mg by mouth per day. You can also apply the iodine to the skin tag itself

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a natural substance derived from fermented apples. The fermenting process yields a high concentration of acetic acid in the vinegar, which has many healing properties. When you apply ACV to a cherry angioma, it shrinks the growth and eventually eliminates it completely. To apply the treatment, simply hold an apple cider vinegar soaked cotton ball over the growth for 20 to 30 minutes a day. The angioma will likely change color and eventually fall off.

3. Tea Tree Oil

Research has identified tea tree oil as an effective antibacterial agent. This oil is relatively powerful, so it also can “dry out” and eliminate angiomas. To do so, combine 1 tablespoon of tea tree oil with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and apply the mixture to the growth. Allow the mixture to dry and reapply it at least once a day until the angioma has disappeared.

Try one of these treatment options or keep reading below for more natural cures for cherry angiomas from our readers!

References:
Cherry Angioma - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001441.htm

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Apple Cider Vinegar   7  0   

Posted by Lisa (Sweden) on 10/15/2014

[YEA]  Cherry Angioma:

I'm amazed - the ACV actually works. I've had a red bump on my chin for years which I hated and been thinking about getting rid of it with laser. But then I read about using ACV and thought I may as well try - was a bit skeptical because I thought I would've heard about it before. I pricked it slightly with a pin and held an ACV soaked cotton ball on top on and off for like half a day. It turned white, then dark red (thought it didn't work), then black. In the evening it was just a small black scab, and not raised anymore. This was Sunday - on Tuesday evening the scab started peeling slightly and I know I should've left it but I was too impatient and peeled it off. It didn't bleed, and the area is red and irritated but there's no sign of a bump anymore. At least for now, it seems to have worked! It looks bad now because I must have held the ACV on top of normal skin too and that left some "burns", but that will go away soon enough. Remains to be seen if the effect lasts, but for now - wow!

Posted by Rach J (Haldimand, Ontario) on 06/30/2013

[YEA]  I had a big break out of cherry angiomas over this past year, and then when I became pregnant I broke out in hundreds (if not thousands! ) I researched remedies and decided to try the apple cider vinegar.

So day by day, I would take a clean pin and prick the surface of the skin open. Then pour ACV over them with a clear make up pad. Many of them dried up! The larger ones however never did... but considering how many I had I am happy I got the ones that were visible on my arms off.

It did take about two weeks of doing it daily to see them disappear.

Posted by Elizabeth (Indianapolis, In) on 02/20/2010

[YEA]  I have a tendency to develop cherry angiomas during pregnancy. I had one surgically removed years ago & have a horrible scar as a result. My latest small cherry angioma was on my inner thigh. It was raised up off my skin almost like a skin tag & got aggravated every time it got bumped. I was always worried it would bleed a lot. I read somewhere that cherry angiomas are like red moles that can be tied into blood vessels. Mine clearly appeared to be part of a blood vessel. I decided to try apple cider vinegar since it has been a miracle in removing moles for me. It took about 2 weeks of constantly being soaked in ACV but it finally turned black & fell off! Yeah! It was quite painful but no more so than the pain I suffered whenever it got irritated. I wasn't sure what to expect but it worked like a champ. The skin underneath is still red but if it heals like my moles have in the past, it will be virtually undetectable in a matter of a couple of months. I hope this helps!

Posted by Nick
Thessaloniki, Greece
07/09/2010
Hello Elizabeth, how exactly you did use the apple cider vinegar? Thanks in advance
Posted by Mellowmelanie
Northern California, Ca
04/03/2011
Did you put a bandaid over it to keep the apple cider vinegar on it? How did you keep it soaked for two weeks?
Posted by Gilly
Colchester, Essex Uk
07/14/2011
Hi, In the UK I have read they treat the cherry angiomas with electrolysis but the therapist must be advanced. Look on Utube.
Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
07/15/2011
803 Posts
Hi, I had cherry angiomas removed here in France and in Portugal by what I believe is laser. The dermatologists put my hand on a piece of metal and then proceeded to burn the angiomas. I could smell the burnt flesh.... It doesn't hurt more than a wasp bite and they heal quickly. I tend to get them all over so every few years I have been visiting the dermatologist.

Still last year I tried to get rid of one with a cryo stuff you use to get rid of warts and it worked as well. I have just been to the pharmacy to buy one again so that I can post the name here as I promised but they had something else with a gel which I want to try just the one I bought doesn't seem to have anything inside. I am going to exchange it today and will start using it. In case it works I will post here the name. In case it doesn't I will go back for the freezing stuff and post here the name too.

Posted by Joanna
Buffalo, New York
09/07/2011
2 Posts
[YEA]   During pregnancy I developed cherry angiomas on chest, stomach and face. An especially large one appeared on my chest about 2 inches below my left collar bone about 3mm in diameter. I scratched the angioma open several times and each time it got bigger and bigger and never healed. For 3 weeks I tried to dry out the angioma by applying rubbing alcohol several times a day, neosporin, and salicylic acid. There was no change to the size of this unsightly eruption on my chest.

The last time it bled I decided to apply ACV via Q-tip to the angioma and hold it there for 10 mins. I continued to apply ACV twice a day for 5 to 10 minutes for 4 days. The bloody angioma turned black and appeared to dry up. The black, dried blood scab fell off and underneath I found new pink skin with no sign of a cherry red angioma at all. To aid in healing I continued to rub Bio Oil 4 times a day on the healing skin to prevent scaring. The healing is remarkable and I am confident there will be no scar left behind. TRY THIS, IT WORKS!!!!

Posted by Haarp
N/a, England
02/25/2012
My experience using ACV on Cherry Angiomas has been quite good. It's gotten rid of one entirely however there are others it just won't remove. It's strange how it works so well on one but not the other.

I decided to try and remove a Wart using ACV, it worked amazingly well and it has gone completely.

I love ACV and will keep trying on the other Angiomas.

Posted by Val
Seattle, Wa
07/11/2012
I have a cherry angioma on my chest that I would like to try to remove using ACV. Is it necessary to prick it open before soaking it in ACV? Furthermore, if opening it is necessary, should I do that every day before I soak the area with ACV? Thanks so much for your time and input!
Posted by Joanna
Buffalo, Ny
07/23/2012
2 Posts
Hi Val, Yes, I prick the angioma open for the initial ACV treatment. However, I do not prick it open for follow up treatments. I find that when the angioma/scab turns black in color, I am my way to a dried out red cherry. Hope this is helpful.
Posted by Kc
Portland, Oregon, Usa
08/07/2012
What I find interesting is that people with French/Italian descent are more prone to this than any other... I am both.
Posted by Teresa
Hoover, Alabama
08/07/2012
What type/strength of ACV? Will the regular ACV you can get from the grocery store be strong enough or does it need to come from a healthfood store?
Posted by Heather
Bellingham, Ma
08/07/2012
[YEA]   I have been testing this on one on my leg. I have been using ACV. It turned black and fell off. It seems a bit inflamed so I'll put some cortisone on for a few days. Stay tuned...
Posted by John
London, Uk
08/14/2012
I've had some removed by what I think is electro-cauterisation (i. E. The doctor zapping it with a small electric current). Its very expensive however if you want a number done. However, I am thinking a home solution MIGHT be a lot cheaper. I've never soldered before, but how about using an electric needle (there's one on Ebay called a 30W Electric solder iron with needle tip)- applied quickly, it might zap away the spot in the same way??? They're really cheap, like only £5 to buy. I might give it a go, anyone else want to try as well? I've tried injecting Apple Cider vinegar, and burning them with pre-heated needles, and these methods don't work.
Posted by Julia
Winchester, Hampshire
08/20/2012
I tried the ACV on my angioma (which is under my left eye! ) but nothing happened :( When do you start noticing the blackening? To those of you who have used laser treatment in the UK - how much does it cost? Thanks - Julia
Posted by Iansko
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
08/27/2012
[YEA]   I studied the videos on youtube removing moles with ACV and I decided to try it on a large cherry Angiomas on my leg (I was unsure about doing this until I came upon this page..!! ) I'm soo happy, the top part of the angiomas has turned black when I checked it this morning. This is my 3rd day of soaking cotton wool in ACV and applying on to the area with a sticking plaster, some of the videos on youtube take up to 10 days for the mole to fall of.... I don't care.... It's working...!!! Yippeeeee...!!!
Posted by John
London, Uk
10/04/2012
Posted by Sarah
Washington, Dc, Usa
06/24/2013
[YEA]   I'm going into gross detail, but this post is for those dealing with the large cherry angioma:

Thanks to my dad's side of the family, I am prone to developing cherry angioma. Among the many tiny tiny red dots that only I notice, there are two large ones on my chest the size of peppercorns. They have been there for about fifteen years. My father has the exact same sized cherry angiomas in the exact same places. It's pretty nuts. I've done my best to ignore them, but I'd be happier if they were gone.

Anywho, I started the pricking/ACV regimen about a week ago. I'll prick the angioma a couple times in different spots, wait until it bleeds, take a cotton ball soaked in ACV and use a bandaid to keep the cotton ball in contact with the angioma. I'll wear it as long as possible, most of the time overnight.

The slightly smaller of the two has turned completely black, and the edges have pulled away, revealing pink clear skin underneath. One more treatment, and I'm positive it'll fall off.

The larger one is fighting the treatment, but it's getting there. I prick the large one every time I put the ACV on (the smaller one only needed to be pricked one or two times). The center has finally turned black, with a white ring around it, but the edges in contact with the skin are still red. Fingers crossed this one dies off too.

Posted by Lucia
Seattle, Wa
06/20/2014
Hi, what is ACV?

EC: ACV is Apple Cider Vinegar.

Posted by Sam
Miami, US
06/21/2014
20 Posts
The best solution for small cherry angiomas is to burn them with a needle tip. Instructions are on youtube. A tip: insert the needle into a cork for a better hold. We got rid of all small and medium size cherry angiomas this way. Easy, fast and free.

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Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 10/17/2011

I have been searching for solutions for cherry angiomas. Quite awhile ago I posted a suggestion here of treating them with cryotherapy which I had bought to treat warts. It did work but only on very small ones, bigger ones are still there after the frozen skin falls off no it is not really a great remedy. Once in awhile I go to the dermatologist and he lasers them. Although this method makes them disappear it doesn't cure the problem.

In the meanwhile I am in contact with a natural practician in England who called my attention to this site: http://www.iodine-resource.com/cherry-angiomas.html and to bromine poison. Could this the real cause of cherry angiomas? It sounds plausible.... In any case I do suffer from dry mouth with a metal taste, I had sinuses problems for quite a while (which now are gone), my eyelids occasionally twich, I have aching hips, etc. Funny enough I had just ordered the book about Iodine they suggest and... they give a link to the Earth Clinic.

Maybe this helps us find some simple cure while at the same time helping our health because toxicity of any kind is never good! In the meanwhile I am going to the dermatologist one more time because we are moving to Switzerland soon and I prefer to have it done here. Still I will go on trying whatever I can, right now it will probably be Vitamin C and Iodine. I do use Nigari in my bath occasionally but it is too expensive to use too often. Still, maybe I could make a bit of Magensium oil using Nigari and water in order to apply to one or two angiomas and see what happens!

Posted by Eileen
Sumter, Sc
05/04/2012
I started getting cherry angioma in 1993. I am now covered with them from pin point size to about 1/4 inch. Actually can not count them all, probably thousands. Would love to get rid if them since they seem to be reproducing as rapidly as rabbits. My arms have more. It is embarassing and I do not like to wear short sleeves. Love it when I can wear winter clothes again. I have never consumed very much bread so do not think that is the reason. Is there any hope of getting rid of these or at least some of them naturally?
Posted by Pam
Chicago, Il Usa
06/21/2012
Eileen, I wish you well in your search for a cure, or at least a successful removal therapy for your cherry angiomas. I also have several from head to toe. (Maybe 100 at the most) I have had them for as long as I remember, though I seem to have more popping up now that I am getting older (40's).

I plan to start trying ACV or an OTC wart remover on some of the angiomas on my torso, if it's successful I will then see about treating the ones on my face. Good Luck!

Posted by Resilience
Cottonwood, Ca
08/25/2012
2 Posts
According to Dr Brownstein, Bromine is found in many food items such as bakery products, some sodas, some sports drinks, many prescription items, fire-retardant chemicals added to furniture, carpets, etc. And sprayed on crops as a fumigant.
Posted by Sandy
Silicon Valley, California, Usa
06/26/2013
Consider that estrogen-mimicking and endocrine-disrupting chemicals have been implicated in the formation of angiomas. A good detox and some lymphatic-cleanse tea, combined with avoiding soy and other estrogen-mimicking compounds, and BPA and other endocrine disruptors, and you may never have to worry about angiomas again (not to mention a host of other maladies).
Posted by Renee
Melbourne, AU
08/20/2014
The bromine poisoning thing sounds great, but I have major reservations because I have lived a very "organic" lifestyle for the past 7 years. I've done heavy metal detoxes for months and fasting for a month, I don't ever have any bread (due to gluten sensitivity), never have sodas or soft drinks, I only use organic makeup etc, never have soy, removed any cleaning agents that might have endocrine disruptors, use biodynamic and organic practices in the garden - the only thing I haven't totally got rid of is all my furniture and I still get them in abundance, so either the small amount of furniture I have left is poisoning me majorly (more than most) or there are other causes/factors involved with cherry angiomas.

Cherry Angiomas and Bromine Poisoning   0  0   

Posted by David (British Columbia, Canada) on 09/10/2013

Cherry Angiomas are caused by BROMINE poisoning.

Bromine is found in:

  • Soft drinks (including Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Sun Drop, Squirt, Fresca and other citrus-flavored sodas), in the form of brominated vegetable oils (BVOs)
  • Bakery goods and some flours often contain a “dough conditioner” called potassium bromate
  • Pesticides (specifically methyl bromide, used mainly on strawberries, predominantly in California)
  • Medications such as Atrovent Inhaler, Atrovent Nasal Spray, Pro-Banthine (for ulcers), and anaesthesia agents
  • Bromine-based hot tub and swimming pool treatments
  • Fire retardants (common one is polybromo diphenyl ethers or PBDEs) used in fabrics, carpets, upholstery, and mattresses
  • Plastics, like those used to make computers

When you ingest or absorb bromine, it displaces iodine, and this iodine deficiency leads to an increased risk for cancer of the breast, thyroid gland, ovary and prostate — cancers that we see at alarmingly high rates today. This phenomenon is significant enough to have been given its own name — the Bromide Dominance Theory.

Aside from its effects on your endocrine glands, bromine is toxic in and of itself. Bromide builds up in your central nervous system and results in many problems. It is a central nervous system depressant and can trigger a number of psychological symptoms such as acute paranoia and other psychotic symptoms.

Please read up on Bromine Poisoning, it can save your life.

Duct Tape   1  0   

Posted by Betty (Dunlap, Illinois) on 09/30/2013

[YEA]  I discovered a very painful small cherry angioma with a small stalk on my torso two days ago. Previously I had had some success treating sebborheic keratoses by using duct tape to cover them. After several days, some keratoses came off on the duct tape in a marvelous way; some did not. (Some use this same remedy for warts.)

I covered the angioma with duct tape. Today, two days later, I examined the site, discovered a soft blackened mass which just painlessly came off. I am delighted because the angioma was very painful when touched.

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Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 04/21/2011

[YEA]  I found a solution for cherry angiomas without even noticing. Quite a while ago I decided to freeze a little wart I had on my arm with a over the counter device. Because I had a cherry angioma near to it which irritated me I froze it as well. The wart never really went away although I burned badly around it and the spot became light brown but I forgot all about the cherry angioma because it disappeared. Only recently did I think about it again, so it worked. Normally I wait for many to appear, go to the dermatologist and have them lasered, not very expensive here but this way I can treat each one when they start to show more. I have thousand little ones all over my body but most take years to develop.

Posted by Tracey
Gainesville, Fl
04/22/2011
Please explain what you mean by "froze" & with what "device" are you talking about. Is it available in the US? I'm glad you found a cure, but others would like to cure there problem as well and if you could be more informative as to "how" you cured it that would be helpful.
Posted by Kelly
Cambridge, Ma
04/22/2011
Tracy - It's called 'Wart Freeze'. (It's a Dr. S's product. ) You'll find it easily in the foot care aisle of any of the big pharmacy stores.
Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
04/22/2011
803 Posts
Sorry Tracy, I thought that everybody knew the stuff you buy in the pharmacy nowadays to freeze warts with. Whether it is available everywhere I don't know, I think you can buy it all over Europe. It is a tube with some freezing stuff inside. Actually not too different from what the doctor does when he freezes warts. Then there is a bit of sponge you attach to the end, when you press it it gets impregnated with that stuff, you take it out and apply it on the warts.

Sorry if I can't be more technical but English is not my mother tongue! Maybe someone who knows what it is can explain this to you..... As I have a few more cherry angiomas I might buy more soon. You can use it quite a few times as it brings many of the sponge applyers. It is not really expensive. You have special ones for plantar warts as well. I find they never worked well for my warts because mine are very flat. Actually the lady at the pharmacy told me exactly that. If you have those that stick out it seems to work quite well. I also find that it is not as strong as the stuff the doctor use. There is also a liquid you can apply and which could maybe work for the cherry angiomas as well but so far I have never tried.

Posted by Robert
Bruxelles, Belgium
05/12/2011
Francisca: could you please tell us what the exact product is called that you used? I live in Belgium and think I could also buy it here in the pharmacy if I know the exact name that it is sold by here in Europe (I assume you live in France). Thanks! Robert
Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
05/14/2011
803 Posts
Hi Robert, yes, I live in France. I don't have the product anymore but if you go to the pharmacy and explain what is all about I am sure they will get you the right stuff. Here in France it is available everywhere. There one for normal warts and one for plantar warts but they are basically the same thing. I had two bottles but I threw them away when they finished. I am thinking of buying it again soon as I have a couple more cherry angiomas and when I do I will post the name here. Annoying stuff the cherry angiomas.... Before that I used to go to the dermatologist once in a while to have them lasered, which works quite well but this is more practical.
Posted by Firekitty
Hartford, Ct, Usa
05/18/2011
Did the cherry angioma bleed a lot when you used this freezing method? I only ask because I have read that trying to remove these on your own can cause a lot of bleeding and pain. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to have it surgically removed so home remedies is my only option.
Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
05/19/2011
803 Posts
Hi, no the angioma didn't bleed at all, it was just like freezing a wart. Actually I read here awhile ago that warts are frozen with liquid nitrogen, I think that this is what I bought in the pharmacy. The pain was the same as freezing a wart. As soon as I buy the stuff again I will post here the name and what is in it but names vary from country to country. If you explain in the pharmacy that it is something to freeze the warts they will know what it is.
Posted by Muriel
Charlotte, Nc, Usa
09/23/2011
I'm going to try Francisca's solution and will post the result. I'm also living in the US and I saw a dermatologist yesterday. Removing this is "cosmetic", so not covered by the insurance. I have 1 of these on the nose and would really like to get rid of it. The quote from the dermatologist was 150$! Just for that one!! I cannot believe this, so I'm going to try and freeze another one I have on my leg, and if it works, I'll do the same on the nose...
Posted by Rick
Key West, Florida
05/24/2012
The wart remover is carbon dioxide packaged in a convenient container. Has nice applicators. Be careful though if you leave it on too long it will scar your skin. It will burn a liitle bit but only do it once. Wait about a week and see what comes of it.
Posted by Simon
Duendin, New Zealand
06/25/2012
I to have been searching for a remedy for this skin issue. I bought some of the freezing solution to attempt this and hopefully rid me of the largest one which is a bit unsightly on my chest. Here is a link {EC: link removed] to the manufacturer's website with the product that people are discussing, and the product I have purchased.

I will update any progress I have on here as I hope we can find something that works! At this point in time I have just applied the product and I felt nothing initially, then a slight sensation of burning that I would describe as very minor. I also advise applying a protective jelly (Vaseline) around the cherry angioma to protect the skin you don't want treated.

Updates soon, good luck people!

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Posted by Dorch (New Braunfels, Tx Comal ) on 08/16/2012

I have had angiomas for over 40 years, and have been watching to see what was making them increase, by what I ate or drank. For me, it was wine, red or white. I think the sodium nitrates in deli meats also encourage them to surface. My angiomas are mostly tiny or small and well spaced on torso and lower legs. I also see they will pop out with the enhancements (vitamins)on cereal boxes. I only eat hot oatmeal now.

I haven't tried any treatments yet, but I believe the ACV may be a good start.

Posted by Gary Sellars
Houston
04/17/2014
Cherry angiomas are caused by bromine poisoning, as one person mentioned, which also causes a problem with assimilating iodine, so you might consider supplementing with an appropriate form of iodine. I'm not claiming there are not other causes, but this seems to be the major cause. I know Swanson Vitamin Co. has some really impressive reviews on their iodine supplements. They were very surprising to me when I read them because, like most people, I naively believed the claim that we get enough iodine and until I searched for what I had (I didn't know that it was called a cherry angioma or what caused it). I didn't realize until I read about the cause, that I knew immediately what caused it. I used to drink Mountain Dew, which had brominated vegetable oil in it and I loved bread and grew up on "enriched white flour." Bromine is added to bread and a number of sodas. Beware and do an Internet search. (Thank God for the Internet! )

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Posted by Renee (Bergen Co., Nj) on 03/26/2013

[YEA]  I read several comments here associating bromine toxicity with cherry angiomas and suggesting the use of iodine to resolve. My husband used to have LOTS of cherry angiomas on his chest and back. He started taking 6.25mg of iodoral/day at least six months ago, and I just checked and now he only about 5 total. Iodoral comes in 12.5mg tablets and he splits them in half (they are scored). Order online. It is a great supplement that I won't go without, as it helps detoxify bromine (bread, flour); fluoride (water, toothpaste); and chlorine (water); and it protects against breast & testicular cancer and thyroid issues. You may want to start taking iodine drops, measured in micrograms, and over several months increase the dosage gradually to prevent any detox effects (or skip days at first). I've had no side effects of any kind, taking up to 50 mg/day, personally.

Laser Vs. Surgery   0  0   

Posted by Mrtx77 (Brooklyn, Ny.) on 05/16/2011

A tiny cherry angioma appeared on my forehead, in 2007. I pretty much left it alone for a year or so. A few years ago I decided to poke it with a needle. It bled profusely, but eventually became flat. I went two years leaving it untouched. Most of the time I'd forget it was there. Often I would cover it up with makeup when I was filming.

This past December I went to the Dermatologist to have some moles removed. I figured, while I was there since I had some extra money, I would have him zap the cherry angioma off with a laser. After, my forehead was horribly bruised and the angioma turned black. I had to keep it covered with a bandaid if I went in public, which always caught attention ha. It took about two weeks for the bruise to fade away. But the angioma did not. It became bigger and dome shaped. Now I had to worry about covering it up for auditions and camera tests. But no makeup can really hide it, because it's raised. It's quite awful. It looks like a big zit.

I decided to return to the Dermatologist to have him laser it again. He zapped it twice that time. The same results followed. So now, almost $1000 later, I am experimenting with a $4 bottle of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar). This is my third day applying it to the angioma. I forgot to add Vaseline around the angioma the first time I applied it, so now the skin around the angioma is burnt and looks awful. Generally, I started out by taking a small piece of cotton from a cotton ball, soaking it in ACV, and bandaging it over the spot. I did this two days. Now I'm just applying it on with a q tip whenever I feel like it. It's too early to know if it will work.

I am scheduling an appointment at the end of the week to have it cut off, if the ACV doesn't show signs of working soon. I'll keep you posted. In hindsight, I would have never had the doctor laser it. It only turned something I never really thought about into a huge problem. Which is only really an issue because I'm an actor and it's on my face… Anyway, it's a nightmare! Wish me luck.

Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
05/17/2011
803 Posts
I wish you lots of luck. I have to say that I have never had a bad experience with having my cherry angiomas burned with lase. I have had three on my forehead as well but I have them all over my body. A while ago I posted here about a little success I had treating one myself with something you use to freeze warts. I haven't bought the stuff again in order to see the name but I suppose they come with different names. Anyway, any pharmacy will know it, a metal tube with some chemicals inside, you apply a little sponge on the top which gets drenched with the chemicals, apply it on the wart or in this case the cherry angioma and let it burn for a few seconds. Mine disappeared and I actually only noticed months later when I remembered that I used to have one near my wrist. I forgot all about it. I know have a bigger one on my back and I intend to try the same thing again as I have no reason right now to go to the dermatologist (here you don't pay extra if you go there for something else and he lasers the cherry angiomas as well).

Multiple Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Erin (Tacoma, Wa) on 01/14/2010

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Cherry Angiomas

I started developing these in my teens - just a few here and there. In my 30's, they have taken over most of my body, and are slowly working their way onto my neck and probably eventually onto my face. Some are more than a millimeter or two; most are pinpricks but their sheer volume makes them easily visible. I hate them so I launched a crusade to figure out my options, and here is what I found:

First of all, cherry angiomas are not to be confused with petechiae, which can be quite similar looking skin spots but petechiae will fade momentarily if lightly scraped with a fingernail. Petechiae are often associated with injury or a long list of pretty bad illness. The only reason I bring it up here is because for about 2 months, I did not know this tell-tale difference between petechiae and cherry angiomas, and I of course convinced myself that I was indeed dying of some horrible disease. I went to my doctor and he said I definitely have cherry angiomas/

Cherry angiomas generally appear in individuals around 40 years of age, but I have read first-hand accounts from lots of different age groups and ranging in severity. Western medicine regards these as hereditary and benign. Alternative medicine believes that they are indicative of toxicity* - either emotional or physical or both. Systemic toxicity diagnosis and therapy can slow or stop the appearance of the spots, but the closest thing I have so far found to a "cure" is Rich from Boca Raton on this website. It seems that once the spots are present, they can only reliably be diminished by expensive medical procedure (last year I was quoted $100 for approximately 30 spots). And even then, they "will probably come back" according to the laser dermatologist I saw.

Alternative therapy results seem to be highly individualized. I saw a definitive slowing of spot appearance with acupuncture, dietary change, and prescribed vitamins and enzymes. I have a yeast problem and was a moderate drinker for many years, and took a few different prescribed medications starting in 2001 (can anyone say "toxicity"?). Incidentally, it was during the time that we were experimenting with meds that I noticed an influx of spots although at the time I did not connect the two. (I have since discovered holistic diet and alternative therapy and am proud to report I am better now than I have ever been!)

Anyhow, I hope this helps!

*toxicity - one recurring specific I found was high estrogen levels, either naturally occurring or while on the pill.

Posted by Erin
Tacoma, Wa
01/09/2011
An update: I have been seeing a homeopath who seems to think that it will take a while, but the spots may eventually go away with the treatment I am on. Watching and waiting!
Posted by Suzanne
Alexandria, Va
04/04/2011
Erin from Tacoma - I am curious about your progress. Is your treatment helping? If so, I would love to hear more about it. Is it related to high toxicity? Or liver/kidney? Thank you!
Posted by Kate
Alberta, Canada
09/13/2011
Petechiae will not blanch when pressed (or 'scraped' by a fingernail).

Pricked With a Needle   1  1   

Posted by Bee Sting (Chicago, Il) on 08/23/2010

[YEA]  I am a 52 year old male with a fair number of small and large hemangiomas. Last summer I was stung by a honey bee serendipitously exactly into one of the larger hemangioams (~ 4mm diameter raised papule). Needless to say, the sting was painful. However, the hemangioma changed color from bright red to milky/cloudy. After about a week or so, the hemangioma turned dark and flaked off along with some of the surrounding skin. For a period of a month or so, the skin where hemangioma used to be had some hyperpigmentation, which has since cleared. There is no scar or any other trace of hemangioma left. I plan to repeat this process, - deliberately this time on other hemangioma lesions.

Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
08/24/2010
Please, keep us informed. I am a woman of 53 and I have a lot as well, mostly small but they do grow. Once every few years I go to the doctor and have them burned which is quite painful but gets rid of them for a while. I wish there was a way to prevent them as well.... Someone talked here of them being caused by pregnancy (in women, of course) which I believe to be true because I have three children, was pregnant 5 times and I have had them from quite a young age after my children were born.
Posted by Caitlin
Brooklyn, Ny
09/27/2011
I have a lot of these little guys. I was trying ACV but my boyfriend hates the smell of it so I decided to try to scrape one off with a needle. It went away but I don't think I'd do it again. I'm going to try Francisca's freezing method and go back to ACV. Anyone know anything about Tea Tree Oil?
Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
09/27/2011
803 Posts
Caitlin, I had promised to come back with the names of the products I have tried but as we are moving house I haven't had the time to do it. Good that I see your post. A while ago I tried a wart gel, Wartner by Cryopharma, no idea whether it exists in other countries. I tried it on warts and on the angiomas but I wouldn't advise anyone to try it. It hurts like hell, especially on thinner skin and it leaves big marks. The little cherry angiomas did disappear but the slightly bigger ones (I don't have really big ones) didn't. The warts didn't disappear at all. Then the freezing stuff I had discussed here and with which I managed to get rid of a little angioma: Chryopharma against warts. The bad thing about it is that the sponge which you freeze is quite soft so many times you end up freezing somewhere next to what you want to freeze as it doesn't sit steady on the wart of angioma. I have seen another brand in the supermarket which, at least on the box, seemed made of harder sponge. For the time being I will try this one on a few angiomas and see what happens. I can always go to the dermatologist, he lasers a lot of them at a time but the older I am the more I get. The good thing is that for a few years I don't need to do anything anymore.

As far as warts go I have a few which don't want to go away. I have tried to get rid of them in so many ways, internal, external.... Please let me know how your angiomas are doing!

Posted by Yamahdi
Edinburgh, Scotland
06/04/2012
I was researching for a home treatment for cherry angiomas and read all of the comments with interest. I noticed that a number of people were using the wart freezing treatment. I saw that you said it hadn't helped your warts. I too had a few warts for a number of years that had resisted this treatment, (carried out by the nurse at my local surgery on at least 4 occasions. )I bought B12 cream (vitacreme) as I thought it might help a few small patches of eczema that had develped on my foot. I started to rub it on the warts (just to see if it would do anything) and they started to disappear. The smaller one is gone and the larger one is flush with the skin and almost imperceptible. I put a little vitacreme on them loads of times a day and rubbed it in well to the wart. Within a week they looked quite different but you have to keep going to get them to go. It was like they were shrivelling up. Might be worth a try if the other stuff still hasn't helped. Certainly less painful than freezing other than having to pay for the Vitacreme! (it didn't help the eczema though...)
Posted by Anon
Anon
09/04/2013
There's a YouTube video where you put a pin into a cork, heat the bare end of the pin with a lighter, and when it's hot, poke the angioma.

Posted by Rich (Boca Raton, Fl) on 06/21/2009

I have a yeast problem, and also these Cherry Angiomas. As gum disease is characterized by "pockets", these kind of remind me of that. Empty pockets in the skin filled with blood, that never seem to heal, and eventually get bigger. Two days ago, I pricked a couple of these with a sterilized needle, in hopes to get them to scab up and heal. Unfortunately, it is too soon to post results, but I figured somebody else might get this same idea, and have some interest in this experiment.

Posted by Rich
Boca Raton, Fl
06/28/2009
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   Tried the Needle on 3 red spots.

Results: One spot is cured, two look the same as before the experiment.

Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
04/08/2010
803 Posts
Anybody tried this solution for cherry angiomas? I started having them quite young, despite the fact that now at 52 I look so young that some people think that I am in my thirties. Still this seems to be an early aging of the skin, somehow it doesn't rhyme. I have never had to pay a lot of money to have them removed by a doctor, some even do it quickly during a normal consultation but I have so many little ones that I worry and the procedure hurts as well.

I will try the cider vinegar but I would like to know if anyone else has tried to prick them with success or tried anything else that helped. I think more about something to take internally...

Posted by Helpful Hannah
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
08/03/2010
[NAY]   I have had cherry angiomas on my arm and chest since I was a child. I did prick the one on my chest with a needle and it got bigger as it bled under the skin's surface. I won't try that again. I don't want them bigger!
Posted by Mikaiah
Iowa City, Ia United States
10/05/2010
I am 22 years old and have begun to develop these. My family has always had HORRIBLE skin. Rashes, acne, you name it and we've had it. Like most people - my doctor told me they are completely normal and nothing to worry about. However, I am self conscious of them and don't like them. I have had immense success with taking sanitized clippers and 'cutting out' as much of them as I can. (completely painless, no nerves in blood vessels! ) They bleed for a short while, and then develop a bruise. Up to a week and a half to two weeks later, however, they develop a scab and underneath the scab lies new, healthy, blemish free skin. This obviously worked better on hidden places like thigh, torso, upper arms than it would on my face (luckily none on my face so far). Unsightly, but I would say that cleanly and gently cutting away at them or just popping them gets rid of them. None of mine have come back where I have done this, but unfortunately an endless number seem to always reappear; most too small to notice. Good luck people! Worst case scenario - you have small red dots on your skin - who cares?
Posted by Gene
Seattle, Wa
10/06/2010
CHERRY ANGIOMAN are from too much bromine in your system. Bromine overtakes Iodine in your system. Try stop eating breads and see the difference. Use celtic salt in warm water to move the Cherry's. Check your body temp when you wake up... It will be low. Gene
Posted by Msg
Somewhere, Europe
10/07/2010
Celtic sea salt - sel marin de guerande - is from france. Google "lepaludier".
Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
10/07/2010
803 Posts
Hi Gene, I have had a lot of cherry angiomas since I was quite young. Some years ago I had them removed with laser and again a few last year and this year. I can live with them but it would be better if they went away. My temperature is always quite low, around 36ºC while the normal temperature seems to be 37ºC. I have heard that this also may mean problems with the thyroid. I have never heard of Bromine but I will check to see what it is. And as far as Celtic sea salt I will have to see if it can be bought here in France. And taking iodine, would that help? I am eating a lot less bread after reading two of Barry Groves books. Thanks for the tips as there is very little about cherry angiomas. I have read quite a few books on health issues but they never mention this and doctors don't know either.
Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
10/08/2010
803 Posts
Thanks for the information, I had no idea that Celtic salt is sel marin de guerande, which one can quite easily find here in France. What I need to know now is how much to take in order to get rid of the cherry angiomas, could you please tell us that Gene? And why does it work better than other salt or why does salt work at all?
Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
10/15/2010
803 Posts
Gene from Seattle, could you maybe tell us how to use the Celtic salt? I understand that it has to be dissolved in water but how much water to how much salt and does one drink it or rub it on the angiomas? I would love to try it...
Posted by Trina
Lino Lakes, Mn
10/12/2011
Through pure luck I found the name of the red bumps that I have, and therefore found the following links which talk of cause (bromide toxicity) which leads to low iodine, thyroid issues, etc. Sea Salt contains iodine. I'm still learning and researching, but here are more links which I've found very informative: http://www.iodine-resource.com/cherry-angiomas.html, and http://breastcancerchoices.org/bromidedominancetheory.html

I'm really excited to know a probable cause and can therefore get to a solution!

Posted by Vincent
Ile De France, France
12/30/2011
Hello everybody, I'm Vincent from France.. a 32 years old male with a lot of cherry angiomas on the torso (stomach area, near the umbilicus, on the breasts, arms, etc..).I wear some since a very long time now.

For information, I've tried the freezing method of Francisca too and it's functioning but has leaved a small white scar at the spot where I used to make it..

I'm here to ask you all if you are having frequent long-standing hot baths or hot showers during your life as I've always done during my childhood and until now. Here in Ile de France (40 km north from Paris) is the water largely chlorinated for preservation, and I'm asking myself if this could involved a cherry angiomas apparition. Cause I've got the impression there is a correlation between the lasts hot baths I've taked and the lasts numerous angiomas apparitions...

Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
12/30/2011
67 Posts
That is a very interesting connection that I would never have thought of. I have probably about 3 large cherry angiomas on my head and several tiny ones all over my body. I too love to take hot baths. The only thing is I have well water instead of city water so if my water is chlorinated it would have to be naturally. Not saying it isn't possible but as far as I know my water is fairly hard but does not have a lot of chlorine in it. I have read somewhere that cherry angiomas have something to do with iodine deficiency. I have been supplementing with iodorol for about 6 months now. So far no change with the angiomas but it is still early. If it is an iodine deficiency then the chlorine would make sense since chlorine is a hallogen (just like iodine) who tends to overpower iodine when in over abundance in the body. In my case I have suspected flouride as being the culprit in my iodine deficiency.
Posted by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
12/31/2011
803 Posts
Hi Jen, I too suffer from angiomas. Once in a while I have them lasered away by a dermatologist otherwise I would look rather odd by now as I started having them maybe 20 years ago. I also take baths rather than showers but never hot baths and never stay in them too long. A cousin of mine also has a lot so they might be genetic. As we lost contact I can't ask her whether she takes baths or showers. I read in a book about salt that taking a bit of salt regularly might help as well. Sadly enough doctors have no answers for this problem! I do agree with you that it might be some kind of deficiency. Please keep us informed!
Posted by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
01/10/2012
159 Posts
Here is a link where they believe the bromide cause of Cherry angiomas.

http://www.iodine-resource.com/cherry-angiomas.html

Posted by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
01/11/2012
803 Posts
In the meanwhile, I asked my cousin who also has many angiomas if she takes hot baths but no, she doesn't, she always showers and never with hot water. Our grandfather seems to have had them as well as well as her mother, my mother's sister, so it might be genetic!

As far as the bromide goes I am now going to explore detoxing with iodine but first I have to find some iodine which also contains iodide. Here in Europe they tend to sell only kelp and I don't know whether that would help. I took kelp a while ago but didn't notice much difference. I have other symptoms of low iodine like hair loss, dry skin, puffiness under my eyes, insomnia..... As my angiomas have been lasered now it is the time to try something as it will be easy to see whether they come back or not!

Posted by Lindsey K
Los Angeles, Ca
09/05/2012
Hi all- I recently had my first one pop up right in the middle of my chest. It was raised and bright red. The other night when drying off out of the shower, I scraped it and it bled a bit. I have a product by called "drying lotion" that is a miracle worker for drying up pimples. I decided to try it on the angioma. The next day, it was smaller and darker in color. I have repeated this for three days now and it is currently much smaller and has turned into a black scab. I'm hoping it falls off and clears up. Will update with final results. The product is $17, much cheaper than the doctor and seems to have worked much faster than other remedies posted here. Hope it works for you guys too!
Posted by Haarp
Uk, Sussex
11/25/2012
It's not water related as in the water you use to wash yourself. It's diet related. I'm pretty sure flour has a lot to do with it and like people mention the Bromine. Not just that but lack of exercise and weight gain. I went for a period of 8 months of eaching nothing but pasta, white rice and chips. No vegetables at all and no excersice. At the end of the 8 months I had loads of these things pop up.

I've used ACV over a period of several days and it got rid of one, I'm going going to prick the ones that didn't disappear with a needle then use ACV with a plaster and see if it can work more effectively.







 



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