Home Remedy for Cherry Angiomas

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Cherry angiomas are a noncontagious skin condition characterized by small red spots that appear on the surface of the skin, anywhere on the body, usually in middle-aged or older adults. It is unclear what medically causes cherry angiomas, although good skin care and diet changes can help prevent future development of these pinhead-sized growths. Cherry angiomas are harmless and noncancerous, but can be cosmetically unattractive.

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Woman checking her complexion (Image: Goodshoot/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Sandalwood Paste

Sandalwood is a common home remedy for skin problems. This remedy can be used to keep skin naturally germ-free, cleansed and moisturized. Cherry angiomas can be reduced in appearance by keeping the skin pores clean and unclogging oils from skin.

Make a batch of this skin remedy by mixing 5 tablespoons of turmeric powder and 5 tablespoons of sandalwood powder with enough rosewater to make a paste. Apply the paste to skin areas that have cherry angiomas and rinse it off after 30 minutes.

Burmese woman wearing yellow sandalwood paste on skin
Burmese woman wearing yellow sandalwood paste on skin (Image: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Dietary Changes

Skin appearance can be improved by avoiding unhealthy and fried foods such as french fries. Introducing additional intake of fresh fruits and vegetables also adds essential vitamins that promote healthy skin. Drinking at least eight glasses a day helps remove toxins from the body, which can get trapped beneath the skin and clog pores.

Vitamins A and E are known for improving skin conditions, and should be taken as supplements in order to maintain healthy skin.

Man eating french fries
Man eating french fries (Image: Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images)

When To Call A Doctor

Bleeding or change in appearance requires calling a doctor for an evaluation. You might also consider seeking assistance from a medical professional if cherry angiomas do not disappear on their own. A health professional can remove cherry angiomas by means of surgery, freezing (cryotherapy) or burning (electrosurgery). Laser treatment is also available; it causes skin bumps to become less red immediately. Scabs form over the cherry angiomas, but fall off after a few days.

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Doctor inspecting face of patient (Image: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

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