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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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What is the treatment for mongolian spot?

What is the treatment for mongolian spot?

? treatment ?: This is a natural birthmark derived from overactive pigment producing cells that are integrated within the skin. It may fade some over time but may be present for life.It is not related to any bad diseases nor will it hurt the kid. Accept it as part of the kid and ignore it. If neighbors ask about it tell them what it is.Some mistakenly think it is a bruise. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hemangioma?

What is the treatment for hemangioma?

Leave alone: Small hemangiomas are best left alone. If they are in an area that is dangerous, like near the eye, we can inject them with steroids, use high potency topical steroids, topical Aldara (imiquimod) cream or propranalol with some relief. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a neuroblastoma?

What is the treatment for a  neuroblastoma?

Variable: Treatment consists of surgery to diagnose and treat it and usually chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Fordyce spot.

What is the treatment for Fordyce spot.

None: There is no treatment for fordyce granules or spots of the oral cavity. They are a normal occurrence, of no consequence and do not require treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a herpes rash?

What is the treatment for  a herpes rash?

Herpes rash: Antiviral cream or oral antiviral medications can be given , please consult your doctor. http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/herpes-simplex/ ...Read more

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What is the treatment for newborn freckle rash?

Nothing: Babies get several skin rashes (their skin is very delicate and reacts to everything). The little pimples on the face will go away without any treatment. Wash his face with plain water, no soap, and don't use any creams or medicines on his face, unless your doctor recommends them. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a burned tongue?

What is the treatment for a burned tongue?

Depends: On the severity of the burn. Basically some ice and time. Fortunately the tongue heals very quickly eventhough it will be unconfortable for a short time. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a little baby with ringworm?

What is the best treatment for a little baby with ringworm?

Topical medication: Topical meds are usually effective and oral are stressful to the yong liver and are not recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a burn scar?

What is the best treatment for a burn scar?

Depends on scar: All scars should be protected from the sun, moisturized daily and pressure or massage may help. Sometimes a special garment is prescribed for burn scars to keep pressure on them. Topical silicone has been helpful in some cases as well. Remember it takes about a year for a scar to mature. Usually reddness from a scar will diminish during this time making it less noticeable. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pimples?

What is the treatment for pimples?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for a cholesteatoma?

What is the treatment for a  cholesteatoma?

Surgery: I would see a local ENT in galveston or houston. There are ENT doctors who just specialize in just complex ear surgery called otologist or neuro-otologists. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for a scratch on the cornea?

What is a good treatment for a scratch on the cornea?

See an eye doctor!: They will see how deep and long/big it is, and treat it based on size and pain level too. The cornea is very sensitive to pain. They may use a contact lens bandage or an eye patch depending on what's needed, along with specific eye drops needed. ...Read more

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What is a strawberry patch on your skin and what is the reason for it?

What is a strawberry patch on your skin and what is the reason for it?

Just a birthmark: Strawberry hemangiomas (also called strawberry mark or capillary hemangioma) may appear anywhere on the body, but are most common on the face, scalp, back, or chest. They are made up of small, closely packed blood vessels. They may be absent at birth, and start developing at several weeks. They usually grow rapidly, remain a fixed size for a while, and then shrink away in middle childhood. ...Read more

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What is the usual treatment for a meningioma?

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What is the usual treatment for a meningioma?

Depends: You should be seen by a neurosurgeon, especially if you have any symptoms associated with it. Observation with close imaging follow-up may be approprate in select cases if asymptomatic. The usual treatment for the symptomatic meningioma include surgical resection, transarterial embolization and radiation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for port-wine stains?

What is the treatment for port-wine stains?

Laser; occas surgery: For most port wine stains, serial laser therapy can greatly reduce the color and if started early enough, return the skin to near-normal appearance. Sometimes, these stained areas may increase in size and thickness, and surgery may be necessary to return this back to normal size and contour appearance. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lymphangioma?

What is the treatment for lymphangioma?

Difficult: There are various surgical treatments for lymphangioma depending on the size and location of the mass. You should consult a pediatric surgeon or a plastic surgeon with expertise in pediatrics. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a breast abscess?

What is the treatment for a breast abscess?

Antibiotics & drain: Treat the infection with antibiotics and perform surgical incision procedure to drain out the infection if it is large enough. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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I'm 23 I have had a strawberry birthmark since I was a baby, will it ever go away or what can I do about it, the skin is white?

I'm 23 I have had a strawberry birthmark since I was a baby, will it ever go away or what can I do about it, the skin is white?

Strawberry marks: are usually varieties of capillary hemangiomas. These vascular lesions are generally present at birth, enlarge for several months, then regress up until approximately two years of age. Persistence of these lesions beyond early childhood are sometimes addressed with laser or other treatments. A dermatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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I have a strawberry birthmark on my leg which has started bleeding. Should i get it checked?

I have a strawberry birthmark on my leg which has started bleeding. Should i get it checked?

Yes: "strawberry" birthmarks are actually arteriovenous malformations or simply venous malformations. Some of these have fairly large veins under them. It wouls be best to see a physican that is well versed in looking at this type of problem. ...Read more

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Will health insurance pay to remove a strawberry birthmark?

Will health insurance pay to remove a strawberry birthmark?

A possibility: Cosmetic surgery, custodial care, in vitro fertilization, elective abortion, and experimental care are not covered under the most insurance plans program. However, strawberry nevus of the skin is technically considered a "birth defect" and insurance might cover it. Rec.: getting the pre-autorization first. ...Read more

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Hi my baby is almost 6 months when will his strawberry birthmark start to fade?

Hi my baby is almost 6 months when will his strawberry birthmark start to fade?

Strawberry mark: Depending on the size and location, it can take up to five years to fade. ...Read more

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What is the difference appearance wise between a port wine stain and a strawberry kiss/angel kiss birthmark?

What is the difference appearance wise between a port wine stain and a strawberry kiss/angel kiss birthmark?

Can Appear Similar: "Difference appearance wise...port wine stain (PWS) vs. strawberry kiss/angel kiss" is the question? These are malformations of the capillary blood vessels. Angel's Kiss is present at birth, typically involves face & head areas, most fade by 2 yrs old. PWS occurs anywhere & can occur with vascular anomalies of the brain, eyes, limbs. See your doctor to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter has a strawberry birthmark on her scalp(hairline)this appeared several days after birth, she's now 1 it's flat without lumps will it fade?

My daughter has a strawberry birthmark on her scalp(hairline)this appeared several days after birth, she's now 1 it's flat without lumps will it fade?

Maybe: Most capillary hemiangiomas will increase in prominance, growing faster than the kid until age 10-12m. They then usually stop growing and gradually fade over time with some leaving behind a falttened, parchment like skin by the age of 4y.Those that were not evident at birth, have the best chance of fading while those that were prominent at birth may persist to some degree. ...Read more

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Do strawberry birthmarks go away, my son has one on the top corner of his nose kinda by his eye?

Do strawberry birthmarks go away, my son has one on the top corner of his nose kinda by his eye?

Some do some do not: Those that are visible at birth or cover a large area are more likely to persist at some size through life.They usually peak in size around 10-12 mo and begin to shrink and fade some after. Those that were not visible at birth or are small, often enlarge and then fade completely.They may leave a parchment like skin where they once were located. ...Read more

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