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What is the treatment for a strawberry birthmark?

What is the treatment for a strawberry birthmark?

Watch and wait: Most "strawberry" hemangiomas need no treatment. They often enlarge over the first 6 to 9 months; then stabilize; then slowly resolve and disappear by age 3 to 5. Fast-growing ones in a vital area, such as the eyelid, nose or throat, should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Sometimes these are treated with steroids or laser, or another medication. ...Read more

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Birthmark (Definition)

A birthmark is an unusual mark or blemish anywhere on the skin ...Read more


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My 2 month daughter has 2 strawberry birthmarks, one on her diaper area and the other one is on her neck close to her ear. What are safe treatments?

My 2 month daughter has 2 strawberry birthmarks, one on her diaper area and the other one is on her neck close to her ear.  What are safe treatments?

Few options: depending on the actual diagnosis of the strawberry birthmarks, there may be several treatment options. Treatments are safe and often effective but this varies based on the actual diagnosis of the birthmark. Treatments should typically involve a dermatologist that specializes in pediatrics so a proper diagnosis and treatment plan can be discussed. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to get treatment for a discolored birthmark?

If they change: Discolored, or pigmented, birthmarks do carry a small risk of becoming a skin cancer. Like any pigmented skin lesions, these should be watched and if there is a change in their appearance, they should be removed. ...Read more

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How to remove cafe au lait birthmark for new born baby? Its light brown color in her cheek. Is there any home remedy or treatment to lighten the color

How to remove cafe au lait birthmark for new born baby? Its light brown color in her cheek. Is there any home remedy or treatment to lighten the color

Treatment worse: The only treatment that would remove the mark would be surgical removal of the skin involved. If done, a significant scarring would result. Use of simple concealers would be adequate if this bothers her growing up.By that time some less invasive treatment might be available. ...Read more

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Hi recently got a tattoo on my left thigh to cover a portwine birthmark although i did have lazer treatment before hand is it possible to remove ?

Hi recently got a tattoo on my left thigh to cover a portwine birthmark although i did have lazer treatment before hand is it possible to remove ?

Yes: Port wine stains and tattoos are removed with different types of lasers. Depending on the colors involved in the tattoo will determine how difficult it will be to remove. Consult with a local dermatologist to get further info and design a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My daughter is 15 weeks old and has a strawberry birthmark the size of a 1p. My question is, is she able to fly with this?

Yes: There is no reason to be concerned about this birthmark while flying.It is not going to be as much problem as keeping baby entertained during the flight/s. ...Read more

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Do strawberry birthmarks go away on babies?

Do strawberry birthmarks go away on babies?

Depends..........: The answer depends upon the location of the birthmark. Strawberry birthmarks in the midline of the body almost all resolve by around 5 years of age. Birthmarks lateral to the midline may not completely resolve without some help (laser, intralesional steroid injection, beta-blockers).This should, of course, be discussed with your child's physician. ...Read more

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