Natural Remedies for Cherry Angiomas

| Modified on Aug 22, 2020

Cherry angiomas, similar to warts, are red in appearance because they are growths with many blood vessels in them. While their appearance may be disturbing, these growths are benign. Cherry angiomas generally respond favorably to home remedies, most of which are quite inexpensive. Apple cider vinegar, iodine, and tea tree essential oils can be used to treat cherry angiomas naturally. Additionally, avoiding bromine may be the most important solution for cherry angiomas.

Home Remedies for Cherry Angiomas

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can be used to treat cherry angiomas topically. Raw and organic apple cider vinegar is applied to the angiomas until they change color and fall off on their own.

Wart Remedies for Cherry Angiomas

Cherry angiomas often respond to the same remedies used to treat warts. Duct tape can be used to keep the angiomas covered until they fall off. This remedy is very inexpensive and easy to use. If you have sensitive skin, however, duct tape may be an irritation to the healthy skin around the angiomas you are treating.

Over the counter products used to treat warts may work for cherry angiomas as well.  This solution may be more suited to a few isolated angiomas, as treating large amounts of skin could get expensive. Also the using a large amount of a chemical wart remover on the skin may pose risk.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree essential oil is an oil that can be used neat (undiluted on the skin.) However, for people with sensitive skin, diluting it first is a good idea. It can be diluted with a carrier oil like olive oil, castor oil or coconut oil. Use a q-tip to apply the oil to the cherry angiomas twice a day.

Cherry Angiomas, Iodine, and Bromine Poisoning

Cherry angiomas may be caused by bromine poisoning. Bromine is an element that can be toxic to the body. (Bromide is derived from bromine; both bromide and bromine are a problem.) Unfortunately, bromine overexposure if very common.

Bromine is found in food as a preservative, especially breads and pastries. It is also in soda pop. Bromine is found in flame retardant clothing and materials. Sometimes it is used in hot tubs or swimming pools in place of chlorine. It is also in some prescription drugs and plastics.

Bromine competes with iodine in your body. Iodine is necessary for they thyroid to function properly. It is important for breast health and many other body functions.

Reducing exposure to bromine is important and may take some creativity and research. Supplementing your body with iodine will help to replace the iodine displaced by the bromine. Start with a small amount of iodine and increase the amount you take to reduce the risk of a detox reaction. Iodine will help your body to detox from bromine and also from fluoride and heavy metals.

Iodoral or Lugol's Iodine are two good sources of iodine in supplement form. Kelp and other sea vegetables are another source of iodine. Unfortunately, if have cherry angiomas because of excess bromine, it may take a while to heal if you choose kelp or seaweed supplements since the amount of iodine in them will not be as high as of that in an iodine supplement.

If you decided to take iodine for your cherry angiomas, you may be surprised to find that other vague health problems begin to disappear as well. If your cherry angiomas are caused by a lack of iodine, the iodine deficiency has likely caused other health problems as well.

Please read more about supplementing with iodine and companion nutrients that work will with iodine, and in fact, help it to work more effectively in your body.

Have you tried a natural remedy for a cherry angioma? Please share your story with us!

Cauterization with a Pinhead

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Posted by Fabzionj (Nj) on 05/17/2018

I have a dental hygienist teeth cleaning metal picks and I used my soldering torch for pluming heat up the needle and hit the red cherry angiomas and it disappear with a touch. it doesn't hurt you got to be quick ...the scar disappears in 3 to 4 days and they don't come back. I burned over a 100 from very tiny to 3mm to 4mm.

Put some burn relief after you do it and an hour later put some Vaseline it will help heal quick...good luck

Cauterization with a Pinhead
Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 04/09/2018

I had Angiokeratoma of Fordyce (or angiokeratoma of the scrotum and vulva) for years and started to become more spots. It is familiar with cherry angioma. I didn't pierce the with a needle but just cauterized them with a pin just like this video

I used a gas stove in order to heat the pin. There is a little pain and you don't have to be afraid for burning too much the skin because a pin has only enough thermal capacity for two quick zaps. The small dots needed one zap the bigger two. Some small dots made a pop sound from evaporation and disappeared immediately. Some very big spots turned more black and a little bigger after zapping but this was not something to worry about because this meant that the scabbing precess had begun and in about four days they fell off as a scab. I put castor oil and argan oil every day in order not to leave marks of burning but already they healed very good. If you take a shower 1 or 2 days after the zapping the small wounds might open a little an leave some marks on the underwear.

I had a collet tool in order to hold the pin.

I had them for years and this method was perfect and without side effects. I had tried chestnut oil before months in order to make the veins stronger but with no result.

Fig Tree Milk

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Posted by Junaid (Pakistan ) on 07/23/2017

cherry Angioma

remove only use fig tree fig milk just one drop on spot three days only

Replied by Cherie

What is fig tree milk?

Tea Tree Oil

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Posted by Carolina (Uk) on 08/28/2016

Cherry Angiomas:

Tea tree oil and cream Boots have a 3 for 2 offer its £9 for 3 items. The cream is good as I can take to work and apply to my arms, I have been using for a few weeks so far I've bought from ebay cherry angioma remover £20, and Iodine tabs also £20 spent about £60 so far. Now I saw a doctor he told me I would only get rid of them private by laser treatment! I googled and believe I have an iodine deficiency so am taking I-throid iodine tablets they take months to work but read they do work and help the cherry angiomas go, I hope so I have over 100 all over that vary in shape/size. I've stopped swimming or going anywhere without a long sleeved top to hide them I wear trousers too. Not good as its summer.

Bromine is found in pools and it's used instead of chlorine. Funny how I got these after joining a local health club and using their pool. Iodine gets rid of bromine hence the tablets.

I'm depressed and they are multiplying and I'm stressed. If they so not go in a few months will go the laser route and will just have to pay £1,000 plus. Doctors should treat these on the NHS as not life threatening not important. Locum never asked me about my mental state or how I felt its bad enough being menopausal without these they will be gone before I go abroad next year. I only work part-time but we still have to pay same as everyone else for stuff.

Replied by Sjw

My mum has them all over her upper arms and since I was 30+ the same has happened to me so I wonder if some of it is genetic.

I'm covered in them. Most are very tiny and can pass off as freckles. I've just got used to them and have stopped bothering. It is what it is. Life could be a lot worse with cancer or a debilitating disease. If cherry angiomas are the worst thing in my life I can live with that.

It's surprising how many people have them when you get up close. I do think a lot of it is either genentic or has its roots in bromine poisoning, although in the UK we have made huge strides in banning bromine form foods and products. In the USA they are not so lucky, it's still used in sodas and breads I believe. I think I may have picked it up in childhood using bromine-laced products and foods in the late 70s/80s before it got banned.

It was also used as flame retardants in furniture material and clothing so was, at one, time, all around us. Today's kids might have a better chance of avoiding it in Europe as much better regulated.

I would say just learn to live with them, or if you can't, treat the worst ones with natural remedies or ask your doctor or book a skin clinic appointment to see if they can laser them for you if they distress you so much. But honestly, many many people have them and they are really no big deal as compared to much more serious conditions. That's just my experience and how I feel.

Replied by Shelly Wood

Hi, I like you have hundreds of them, never used to have that many so didn't really bother me but now all ovary my arms and tummy. I have just been to a laser clinic in North London and it was £120 a treatment and hopefully I will only need two. It didn't hurt and I have no swelling or bruising, hoping to see some results soon. I was going to try the home remedies but not sure.

Replied by Denise
(Southport, Connecticut, Usa)

i would only add that you should probably have your iodine levels checked first before supplementing with it. I've got a few cherry angiomas on my upper arms, one on my chest & one on my neck (that one started bleeding out of nowhere so I put antibiotic cream and a bandage over it). I went to a naturopath for hormone testing, and surprisingly I have low iodine. He suggested liquid Kelp because he said too much iodine is a bad thing, and I need to have my levels checked regularly. He suggested selenium along with the iodine. I started reading the negative side side effects from iodine and got scared and didn't take it....seems like we are damned if we do, damned if we don't. There are YouTube videos on how to remove them yourself, but I'd be afraid of infection. I find it fascinating that bromide is the cause (I read an article last year that potassium bromide is very bad and is in bread..unfortunately, in the US, it is not banned and bakeries are not required to put it on the label). I have nearly all the symptoms listed for bromide poisoning. It makes you wonder what else we are consuming that isn't good for us!

Replied by Frances
(Cabarlah, Qld.)

I've read that the cherry angiomas, the little red dots on skin, can be caused by Lyme co-infections of babesia and bartonella.