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What is the treatment for capillary hemangioma?

What is the treatment for capillary hemangioma?

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

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Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...Read more


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Any one know any thing about capillary hemangioma treatment?

Any one know any thing about capillary hemangioma treatment?

Multiple options.: Hemangiomas of infancy are the most common type. They can be treated with medicine, laser, surgery, or do nothing. Other types are usually treated with laser or surgery, but sometimes medicines are most appropriate. ...Read more

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How can I cure a strawberry hemangioma?

How can I cure a strawberry hemangioma?

On a baby?: If it is a growing hemangioma on a baby, what we call an "infantile hemangioma, " then it can be treated very effectively and safely with an oral medication called propranolol. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a child with a strawberry hemangioma that didn't go away by first grade?

Does anyone have a child with a strawberry hemangioma that didn't go away by first grade?

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

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Could cvs cause strawberry hemangioma?

Yes, definitely: Yes, chorionic villous sampling (cvs) is well documented to be associated with skin hemangiomas of infancy. No one is sure why, but the theory is trauma to the placenta. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reduce appearance of a right cheek strawberry hemangioma with cheek augmentation?

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

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My baby has a strawberry hemangioma on his shoulder. Do we have to worry about it getting damaged or scraped up?

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

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Is it possible to reduce appearance of a strawberry hemangioma through a fat transfer? Possibly a skin transfer?

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

Dr. Gregory Levitin
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Capillary Hemangioma (Definition)

Capillary hemangioma is a kind of red birth mark caused by an overgrowth of blood vessels. The "strawberry" hemangioma type usually ...Read more