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Cherry Angioma

What is Cherry Angioma ?

Cherry Angioma is generally known as Angioma type and is quite common skin disorder. They are neither dangerous nor contagious. Cherry angiomas are a benign skin growth that appears as a small, smooth, cherry red bump. They can occur almost anywhere on the body but most commonly they develop on the trunk. Some of the different types include: spider angiomas, cherry angiomas, and senile angiomas.

Spider angiomas are more common in childhood and during pregnancy, and a few can appear on anyone. When present in large numbers, the may warn of liver damage. Angiokeratomas are an overgrowth of blood vessels and skin cells. They are not dangerous.

What are the symptoms of Cherry Angioma ?

Common symptoms of cherry Angioma includes

  • They are small in size, pinhead size to about 1/4 inch in diameter.
  • They have Bright red appearance.
  • They have smooth texture.

What are the causes of Cherry Angioma ?

The causes of the Cherry Angioma is unknown and attributed to genetic malfunctioning. Cherry angiomas and are due to aging and do not have any known significance. Angiomas are not dangerous or contagious. Ninety percent arise in females and 80% are affected before they are 20 years old.

Treatment of Cherry Angioma

There are not many treatment options available for Cherry Angioma. Some of them are:

  • Cherry Angiomas do not need to be treated unless they bleed or are bothering one.
  • Cherry Angiomas can be treated with electrodesiccation. Electrodessication consists of touching the skin with an electric needle and destroying the blood vessels.
  • Cherry Angiomas can also be treated with liquid nitrogen therapy . Liquid nitrogen is a cold gas that is sprayed on the skin with a spray gun or applied with a cotton swab.
  • Laser uses a beam of concentrated light.
  • Angiomas sometimes recur after treatment.
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