Cherry Angioma Remedies

Last Modified on Dec 15, 2013

What Is a Cherry Angioma?

Several different conditions have the potential to affect the appearance of the skin. A cherry angioma is one such condition. A skin growth that appears on almost any part of the body, a cherry angioma is a benign skin growth comprised of several smaller blood vessels. Cherry angiomas are fairly common but are typically found in individuals who are 30 years of age and older. Generally cause for little concern, cherry angiomas typically do not require medical treatment unless the site bleeds, changes in shape or color, or deviates in size.

Bright red and usually round to oval in shape, cherry angiomas can vary in diameter from just a pinpoint to one-fourth of an inch. The surface of a cherry angioma may also differ from smooth and flush with the skin to slightly raised. Common symptoms associated with a cherry angioma include the bright red appearance of the growth. Cherry angiomas generally do not cause any pain or discomfort. However, as a cherry angioma is comprised of blood vessels very close to the skin’s surface, the growths may bleed profusely if damaged or injured. While the cause of cherry angiomas is unknown, they are believed to be a genetic or inherited trait.

Natural Remedies for Cherry Angiomas

While cherry angiomas typically cause no medical concern, the growths can become irritated if constantly bumped and are prone to bleeding if damaged. Medical treatment often involves burning, freezing, or surgically removing the growth; however, many natural remedies are also available and are less invasive. Daily coating the area with apple cider vinegar for a period of at least two weeks is one option. Likewise, limiting one’s consumption of bromine (in a number of daily foods and household products) and supplementing with iodine focuses treatment on one of the potential causes of cherry angiomas. Additionally covering the site with a piece of duct tape for 2-5 days breaks down and removes the growth nearly painlessly.


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[YEA]  06/30/2013: Rach J from Haldimand, Ontario: "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."


[YEA]  02/20/2010: Elizabeth from Indianapolis, In: "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!"

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07/09/2010: Nick from Thessaloniki, Greece replies: "Hello Elizabeth, how exactly you did use the apple cider vinegar? Thanks in advance"
04/03/2011: Mellowmelanie from Northern California, Ca replies: "Did you put a bandaid over it to keep the apple cider vinegar on it? How did you keep it soaked for two weeks?"
07/14/2011: Gilly from Colchester, Essex Uk replies: "Hi, In the UK I have read they treat the cherry angiomas with electrolysis but the therapist must be advanced. Look on Utube."
07/15/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "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."

[YEA]  09/07/2011: Joanna from Buffalo, New York replies: "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!!!!"

02/25/2012: Haarp from N/a, England replies: "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."

07/11/2012: Val from Seattle, Wa replies: "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!"
07/23/2012: Joanna from Buffalo, Ny replies: "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."
08/07/2012: Kc from Portland, Oregon, Usa replies: "What I find interesting is that people with French/Italian descent are more prone to this than any other... I am both."
08/07/2012: Teresa from Hoover, Alabama replies: "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?"
[YEA]  08/07/2012: Heather from Bellingham, Ma replies: "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..."
08/14/2012: John from London, Uk replies: "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."
08/20/2012: Julia from Winchester, Hampshire replies: "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"
[YEA]  08/27/2012: Iansko from Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland replies: "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...!!!"
10/04/2012: John from London, Uk replies: "still thinking about soldering, like this site says: http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Home-Mole-Removal-Guide/1298591#.UG4Lp5jA8pk"
[YEA]  06/24/2013: Sarah from Washington, Dc, Usa replies: "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."


Bromine Poisoning

10/17/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France: "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!"

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05/04/2012: Eileen from Sumter, Sc replies: "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?"
06/21/2012: Pam from Chicago, Il Usa replies: "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!"

08/25/2012: Resilience from Cottonwood, Ca replies: "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."
06/26/2013: Sandy from Silicon Valley, California, Usa replies: "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)."


Cherry Angiomas and Bromine Poisoning

09/10/2013: David from British Columbia, Canada: "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

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[YEA]  09/30/2013: Betty from Dunlap, Illinois: "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."


Freezing

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[YEA]  04/21/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France: "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."

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04/22/2011: Tracey from Gainesville, Fl replies: "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."
04/22/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "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."

04/22/2011: Kelly from Cambridge, Ma replies: "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."
05/12/2011: Robert from Bruxelles, Belgium replies: "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"
05/14/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "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."
05/18/2011: Firekitty from Hartford, Ct, Usa replies: "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."
05/19/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "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."
09/23/2011: Muriel from Charlotte, Nc, Usa replies: "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..."
05/24/2012: Rick from Key West, Florida replies: "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."
06/25/2012: Simon from Duendin, New Zealand replies: "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!"


General Feedback

08/16/2012: Dorch from New Braunfels, Tx Comal : "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."


Iodine

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[YEA]  03/26/2013: Renee from Bergen Co., Nj: "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

05/16/2011: Mrtx77 from Brooklyn, Ny.: "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."

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05/17/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "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

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[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  01/14/2010: Erin from Tacoma, Wa: "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."

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01/09/2011: Erin from Tacoma, Wa replies: "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! "
04/04/2011: Suzanne from Alexandria, Va replies: "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! "
09/13/2011: Kate from Alberta, Canada replies: "Petechiae will not blanch when pressed (or 'scraped' by a fingernail)."


Pricked With a Needle

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[YEA]  08/23/2010: Bee Sting from Chicago, Il: "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."

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08/24/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "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."
09/27/2011: Caitlin from Brooklyn, Ny replies: "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?"
09/27/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "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!"

06/04/2012: Yamahdi from Edinburgh, Scotland replies: "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...)"
09/04/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "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."


06/21/2009: Rich from Boca Raton, Fl: "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."

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[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  06/28/2009: Rich from Boca Raton, Fl replies: "Tried the Needle on 3 red spots.

Results: One spot is cured, two look the same as before the experiment."
04/08/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "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..."
[NAY]  08/03/2010: Helpful Hannah from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl replies: "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!"
10/05/2010: Mikaiah from Iowa City, Ia United States replies: "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?"
10/06/2010: Gene from Seattle, Wa replies: "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"
10/07/2010: Msg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Celtic sea salt - sel marin de guerande - is from france. Google "lepaludier"."
10/07/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "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."
10/08/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "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?"
10/15/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "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..."
10/12/2011: Trina from Lino Lakes, Mn replies: "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!"

12/30/2011: Vincent from Ile De France, France replies: "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..."

12/30/2011: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "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."
12/31/2011: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland replies: "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!"
01/10/2012: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Here is a link where they believe the bromide cause of Cherry angiomas.

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

01/11/2012: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland replies: "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! "

09/05/2012: Lindsey K from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "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!"
11/25/2012: Haarp from Uk, Sussex replies: "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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09/11/2010: Tamedoe from Burkeville, Texas, Usa: "I'm not sure what the term for these things are, but I have little blood red blister looking moles (I guess) on my torso. Does anyone know what they are and how to get rid of them?. I've had them most of my life (I'm 59) with only one of them outside the torso area and it's close to the bridge of my nose under my eye. Any ideas?? They don't hurt or bother me but I don't like the one on my face. Thanks for any feedback."

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09/12/2010: Alex from Los Angeles, California replies: "I have those. They're quite small right? I was concerned about skin cancer and had the doctor check them out. He said that they're actually the ends of little blood vessels that make it to the surface of the skin... They're harmless and not to worry. I hope this helps!"
12/22/2010: Faithinhealing from Forest Park, Ohio replies: "REMEDY FOR Cherry Angioma

These are TOXINS coming out through your skin because the liver and kidneys are too congested for them to come out through normal means. Detoxify your body because they are called bromines which take the PLACE of iodine in the body! Cleanse your body and start using KELP which is a natural form of iodine and eating lots of sea foods and changing the diet. I'm not sure if the ALKALIZING REMEDIES will work but give them a try and they will start to decrease once the body becomes less acidic just like liver spots! "

06/16/2012: Jakaye from Hudson, Nc Usa replies: "After searching the internet, I came across a product called Naturasil Angioma Remover. I don't plan on ordering it since it is kind of expensive, but I did find the active ingredient online at pureformulas.com. It is a homeopathic remedy called phosphoricum acidum and is very inexpensive and free shipping. I am going to try it out by mixing with lavender oil and some other essential oils and applying it to the areas."
06/23/2012: Yvonne from Nederland, Co. replies: "Jakaye, if you combine an essential oil with any homeopathic remedy you will cause it to cancel out the remedy. Homeopathic remedies are very sensitive to strong smells and even strong foods like garlic & onions one eats close to the remedy. Essential oils are absorbed quickly throughout the body even though applied to one area."


02/18/2009: LB from Reigate, Surrey, UK: "Does anyone have a cure/preventative for Cherry Angiomas? I had a large outbreak of these a couple of years ago. I had a few larger ones as a hangover from pregnancy, but then hundreds of smaller ones started to appear in droves almost daily. I visited a dermatologist who had no real explanation for the outbreak (possibly hormonal (too much oestrogen, or possibly as a result of a hot climate (they started to appear whilst I was on holiday), but other than that couldn't provide an answer. In the end I had them romoved by advanced electrolysis which was very successful, but costly. I also visited a natural health practioner, who didn't know what caused them, but DID discover I had a yeast infestation and confirmed I had high oestrogen levels. I cured the yeast problem by cutting out yeast/refined sugar and taking acidophilus and mycropril 680. I have no idea whether the yeast was the cause or whether it was pure coincidence, but the outbreak stopped (no new angiomas appeared, but the existing ones didn't go away) and I've had no recurrence since (I maintain a low yeast diet).

However, I'd love to know whether anybody has a real answer or cure should this happen again. Also, one has just appeared on my young son's skin which I'm suprised at, as I thought they ususally presented themselves on older adults."

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02/20/2009: Katerina from Athens, Greece replies: "Regarding the angioma issue, my son developed cherry angioma(one) during his second week after birth, on his face, about the size of a small coin. It naturally faded away after two years. Many babies develop angiomas and then they self disappear, well the angiomas, so probably they have to do something about the mother's hormones (?) but noone was sure when I was asking around many specialists.

Another baby that I know developed an large angioma so big next and over to his eyelid that he needed treatment. The hospital informed the mother that the medicine of choise now is a heart medicine that as a side-effect had the angiomas to be disappeared in heart patients(!)

The baby of course needs hospitalisation every time this medicine is given to him but now he can open his eye again and the angioma rapidly fades.

I would not suggest such an aggresive approach as a cure especially in this site, but this is the only cure that I know besides laser therapy- which cannot be applied for apparent reasons so close to the eye and to babies/children."
07/03/2011: Dr. B from Austin, Texas replies: "Sorry you all are stressing so about this. I am a primary doctor, and there is an extremely simple treatment. A dermatologist can use a laser, but he/she will make you pay for that expensive laser. Ask for a generalist who knows how to use a "hyfrecator" - the cherries can be numbed with common anesthetic, and then "zapped" or "burned" instantaneously with the hyfrecator. This is child's play. $1000? absurd."
07/04/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Dermatologists are not that expensive here so I sometimes have the cherry angiomas lasered. I don't think that the solution of having them numbed would work for me as every time I go to the dermatologist he lasers dozens, just imagine numbing all of them....."
01/05/2012: Abbey from White Bear Lake, Minnesota U.s.a replies: "I recently had one of these on my neck and I went to the dermatologist and all they did was numb it and then use a razor to take it off and put a black scab on it now it is only a tiny little speck but it could come back I was told."
03/15/2012: Chuck from San Diego, California replies: "Has anyone tried "Naturasil" Cherry Hemangiomas?"
03/18/2013: Pz from Princeton, Nj Usa replies: "Cherry Angiomas are now removed most reliably and accurately with radio frequency machines at the doctor/dermatologist. Choose a good doctor.

I tried it. It is very painful during the treatment which only takes a few seconds for each one but I think the few seconds of pain is worth it. A few days after treatment, they each felt like a tiny scab. I didn't touch them much, but I did apply Bacitracin Ointment to each one as often as I could remember - definitely once per morning after showering just to aid in moist healing.

After about 2 weeks all you see is a pink spot which will get lighter and smaller until your body finishes healing. It was definitely worth the money and pain. I paid about $400 US for a 15 minute treatment during which about 20-30 were treated on my chest and arms. I am going back soon to have my stomach and back done.

For other questions/answers, I suggest you try typing your question into Google first and doing your own research rather than asking here. You will get an answer instantly if you are persistant and try different search terms. Then you can try what you find and post it here to help others. :)"








 



 

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