Freezing for Cherry Angioma

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

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.

Replied by Tracey
(Gainesville, Fl)

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.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

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.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

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.

Replied by Rick
(Key West, Florida)

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.

Replied by Carolina

I just used Wartie, it freezes the angiomas. Did this Sunday and they have gotten bigger is that normal? They have also changed colour. Read it takes 10-14 days to scab and then go. I have quite a few but just did the bigger ones on my arms/legs and have them covered at work. I tried the apple cider vinegar and not much happened so then tried teatree oil they did get smaller but didn't go. I am hoping the wart remover works otherwise my only option is private and that costs thousands.


Carolina, did the treatment eventually work for you?

Replied by Kel

The name of the item you can buy at the store is called Dr. Scholl's Freeze Away Wart Remover. There are other cheaper brands but this brand is the best because the sponge on the applicator is hard, the softer sponges do not work as well and you don't get the same results. Doctors use in-office cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen to treat this issue, manufacturers of this product used dimethyl ether and propane instead of nitrogen and marketed these new preparations to be safe and effective alternatives.

Personally I don't follow the instructions, I hold the sponge to the lesion for a minute (which is longer than what they suggest) so that I don't have to repeat the procedure, I also re-use the sponge tips if I'm not treating something contagious like a wart since they only give you a small amount of sponges and the canister holds a lot of freezing liquid plus it's expensive.