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Baby Strawberry Hemangioma
My baby has a strawberry hemangioma on his shoulder. Do we have to worry about it getting damaged or scraped up?
Unusual: Even in this location it is not likely to cause any problems. I would not reccommend any particular treatment as it will slowly decrease in size over the subsequent years and probably disappear completely as most do. ...Read more
Many children: Almost 30% of hemangiomas will not go away completely by school age. There are many ways to deal with this including doing nothing, laser, surgery, and medications. See a dermatologist, ENT doctor, or plastic surgeon who specializes in this type of problem. This area of specialization is called "vascular anomalies or malformations".Vas. ...Read more
Please see below.: The superficial capillary hemangioma ('strawberry hemangioma') can be there at birth or appear in the first few months. It initially grows faster than the baby, then at the same rate, then slower;usually it starts to shrink in late infancy. It resolves in 90% of kids by 9 years old. There can, however, be residual skin changes. ...Read more
I have a strawberry hemangioma. I read that they disappear by the age 10. How true is this and why is mine still there?
I have a strawberry hemangioma. I am 21 years old. I read that they disappear by age 10, why is mine still here? It never disappeared
See Dermatologist: See dermatologist. He might have a solution for your problem. ...Read more
Is it possible to reduce appearance of a strawberry hemangioma through a fat transfer? Possibly a skin transfer?
Derm: Depending on the size, I don' think either of those options is best. See a cosmetic dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for best advice. ...Read more
Is it possible to reduce appearance of a right cheek strawberry hemangioma with cheek augmentation?
Unlikely: Without seeing the problem, I can't say for sure, but a cheek augmentation would not be expected to decrease the appearance of that lesion. Get an opinion form a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
No: It can be treated. If it bothers you, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Is it normal to strawberry hemangioma to develop during pregnancy? I found a new one on my shoulder.
Can happen: It's certainly possible that this is what you have but you should have a doctor look and verify ...Read more
My 16 month old has a strawberry hemangioma that covers her entire nipple; is a specialist recommended?
No: Usually resolves over time on its own. ...Read more
I have a strawberry hemangioma birthmark on my cheek. Could a doctor remove it & replace it with extra skin & subcontaneous fat from my stomach?
Possibly: There are a lot of reconstruction options on the face following removal of a lesion. See a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Lots of options: Find a doctor, or children's hospital that has a vascular anomalies clinic or specialty and get the opinion of people that see these all the time. Depending on size, etc, treatment may or may not be appropriate but there is a time crunch for certain treatments to be effective (like propranolol). ...Read more
Capillary bundle: Ch are spaghetti like collections of bundled capillaries in a common birth mark. They will generally grow faster than the kid for about 6-8 m, slow then start to shrink down into the skin leaving a pale or parchment like surface by the age of 4.Rarely do they need any work. If they might interfere with vision of distort the nose some dermatologists might treat to decrease size. ...Read more
Patience: Ch will generally grow faster than the kid for about 6-8 m, slow then start to shrink down into the skin leaving a pale or parchment like surface by the age of 4.Rarely do they need any work. If they might interfere with vision of distort the nose some dermatologists might treat to decrease size. Rx varies;laser, injected med, oral meds, most will go away over time. ...Read more