We did a lot of research looking for home remedies for cherry angiomas and we want to be honest and upfront with you. We didn’t find many that seem likely to work. When researching home remedies for any condition, we look for scientific evidence, for studies and other data that indicate particular remedies are likely to work. Often, there haven’t been enough studies to show whether particular remedies work or not. However, based on the studies and other information we were able to find, we are able to say whether or not we would expect a particular home remedy to be effective. We suggest talking to your physician or consulting a naturopath for more information about home remedies and the treatment of cherry angiomas.
Here are a few of the home remedies we found recommended on a variety of internet sites, along with the information we found about the likelihood of them actually getting rid of a cherry angioma. While many home remedies are perfectly safe, even if they are not effective, in some instances they can cause serious side effects. We’ve included information about that, as well.
Apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is a home remedy frequently recommend for almost everything, including skin disorders such as cherry angiomas. We cannot find anything scientific to support this recommendation, however. Apple cider vinegar, applied topically or taken internally, is unlikely to cause any harm but it’s also unlikely to impact your angioma in any way.
Iodine – Iodine is a nutrient commonly found in salt. We found several sources that suggested iodine deficiency is a common cause of cherry angiomas and that taking iodine orally and applying iodine topically are both effective home remedies for cherry angiomas. However, we could not find any studies that confirm this. According to the Linus Pauling Institute of the Oregon State University(1), iodine deficiency is rare in the United States and when it occurs, common symptoms are hypothyroidism, goiters and birth defects. There is no mention of cherry angiomas as a possible symptom of lack of iodine. In addition, the Linus Pauling Institute site states that too much iodine can lead to serious thyroid disorders. For these reasons, we recommend not taking iodine supplements unless directed to do so by your physician. Applying iodine topically instead of taking it internally is less risky, but still unlikely to actually help with a cherry angioma.
Tea tree oil – Tea tree oil is an essential oil with antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. It is often used to treat a wide range of skin problems, including athlete’s foot, ringworm and nail fungus. However, cherry angiomas are not believed to be caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infections. We found no evidence that tea tree oil will get rid of a cherry angioma. It is considered to be a very safe essential oil, but may cause skin irritation in some people that use it. It should only be used topically, never taken internally.
Doctors typically remove cherry angiomas, when they need to be removed, with minor surgical procedures like excision (shaving them off) or electocautery (burning them off). Do not attempt to remove a cherry angioma yourself in these ways. Doctors do these procedures carefully, under sterile conditions, with special instruments. Attempting to do it yourself is likely to be pretty painful and you risk causing an infection, excessive bleeding and other complications. If you want a cherry angioma to be removed, see your doctor or make an appointment with a dermatologist.
Our favorite of all home remedies for cherry angiomas is Naturasil Cherry Angioma Therapy. It contains a homeopathic remedy along with essential oils that reduce inflammation and make cherry angiomas fade away. Naturasil does not cause pain or scarring like other medical treatments, and is the most effective home remedy we’ve discovered. Follow this link to the Naturasil Website to learn more.