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I have recently developed little red bumps on my body and have no idea what it is I have applied creams to it and many things have not worked

Answer
A cherry angioma is a noncancerous (benign) skin growth made up of blood vessels.

Causes
Cherry angiomas are fairly common skin growths that vary in size. They can occur almost anywhere on the body, but usually develop on the trunk.

They are most common after age 30. The cause is unknown, but they tend to be inherited (genetic).

Symptoms
A cherry angioma is:

Bright cherry-red
Small -- pinhead size to about 1/4 inch in diameter
Smooth, or can stick out from the skin
Exams and Tests
Your health care provider will look at the growth on your your skin to diagnose a cherry angioma. No further tests are usually necessary. Sometimes a skin biopsy may be used to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment
Cherry angiomas usually do not need to be treated. If they are affect your appearance or bleed often, angiomas may be removed by:

Burning (electrosurgery/cautery)
Freezing (cryotherapy)
Laser
Shave excision
Outlook (Prognosis)
Cherry angiomas are noncancerous. They usually do not harm your health. Removal usually does not cause scarring.

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