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.
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