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What is the treatment for hemangioma?
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Gregory Levitin
Hemangiomas that occur in the head and neck region tend to grow faster, become larger, and because of the visible nature of this area, often require some form of medical, laser or surgical therapy to restore these areas back to normal. Rarely, they may cause life-threatening conditions if they occur along the eyes, mouth, or airway.
Dr. Alex Golden
When treatment if infantile hemangioma is indicated, oral propranolol has emerged as the treatment of choice. Far superior to steroids.
Dr. Dale Tylor
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: A treatable problem
Hemangioma's prior treatment often involved doing nothing or taking steroids.
Small ones not causing functional or cosmetic impairment need nothing . Oral Propranolol is now a fantastic option that works in many cases- it's been revolutionary in managing this problem. This can be given to infants and the earlier it is started, the greater chance the hemangioma won't reach it's maximal growth.

In brief: A treatable problem
Hemangioma's prior treatment often involved doing nothing or taking steroids.
Small ones not causing functional or cosmetic impairment need nothing . Oral Propranolol is now a fantastic option that works in many cases- it's been revolutionary in managing this problem. This can be given to infants and the earlier it is started, the greater chance the hemangioma won't reach it's maximal growth.
Dr. Dale Tylor
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
In brief: Usually time :)
For most hemangiomas, time is the best treatment.
Depending on the location (on the eyelids or in on on the nose, eg.), enlarging hemangiomas may require treatment by a specialist. Occasionally laser treatment is recommended, or steroids if they are in a location that they may be causing problems. Talk with your doctor if you are concerned, but be reassured most will resolve with time alone.

In brief: Usually time :)
For most hemangiomas, time is the best treatment.
Depending on the location (on the eyelids or in on on the nose, eg.), enlarging hemangiomas may require treatment by a specialist. Occasionally laser treatment is recommended, or steroids if they are in a location that they may be causing problems. Talk with your doctor if you are concerned, but be reassured most will resolve with time alone.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Alex Golden
When treatment if infantile hemangioma is indicated, oral propranolol has emerged as the treatment of choice. Far superior to steroids.
In brief: Most of the time...
...Nothing: watching and waiting.
They practically always go away, eventually. Steroids, lasers and surgery are for the rare hemangioma that obstructs vision or breathing, or is otherwise in a bad place, or not going away.

In brief: Most of the time...
...Nothing: watching and waiting.
They practically always go away, eventually. Steroids, lasers and surgery are for the rare hemangioma that obstructs vision or breathing, or is otherwise in a bad place, or not going away.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Alex Golden
When treatment if infantile hemangioma is indicated, oral propranolol has emerged as the treatment of choice. Far superior to steroids.
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