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Red spots (cherry angioma?)

As far as I remember I have had red spots on my skin. Most of them are very tiny while others are bigger. Three weeks ago I discovered an infection of insects (pubic lice or crabs) all over my body. I followed all the steps prescribed by the doctor, hair shaving among them. Since then, I have been checking my skin everyday and I have noticed that the number of red spots is increasing (on trunk especially). Maybe they were already there and I did not notice since the insect incident I have mentioned. Searching the web I have concluded that they are cherry angiomas, but I cannot be sure of it. Would it be another possibility? Could it be a more serious problem? As far as I know, cherry angiomas are not dangerous. The only thing is that they seem to appear when you get older and I am just 30. I also had two big white spots on my face with a tiny red line in the middle. One next to my lower lip first and when it disappeared another one appeared on the side of my face. They have left dim red marks. I thought they were regular acne spots but after the incident I am not sure of anything.
All the information you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.
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Hi,

This could be cherry angiomas.

Cherry angiomas appear spontaneously in many people in middle age. They have no known cause in most cases. Very rarely, cherry angiomas may be caused by the presence of an internal malignancy. They can also be caused by exposure to mustard gas or 2-butoxyethanol.

Cherry angiomas are benign , 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 40. The cause is unknown. Although painless and harmless, cherry angiomas may bleed profusely if injured.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_angioma

Cherry angiomas generally do not need to be treated. If they are cosmetically displeasing or prone to bleeding, angiomas may be removed by surgery, freezing (cryotherapy ), burning (electrosurgery/cautery), or laser.

Let us know if you need any other information.

Regards.

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