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What is the treatment for a strawberry birthmark?

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Dr. Annie Emmick
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Annie Emmick
Dr. Annie Emmick
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Dr. James Sidman
Some ENT doctors, plastic surgeons, and hematologists treat these also.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Watchful waiting

Most strawberry "hemangiomas" will resolve on their own with time with no specific treatment at all.
A general rule is that 90% will resolve by age 9, 70% by age 7, and 50% by age 5. If it is in a location that may be worrisome (such as the eyelid or nasal cavity), your doctor may refer you to a specialist for treatment sooner. This is because they tend to enlarge a bit before they get smaller.

In brief: Watchful waiting

Most strawberry "hemangiomas" will resolve on their own with time with no specific treatment at all.
A general rule is that 90% will resolve by age 9, 70% by age 7, and 50% by age 5. If it is in a location that may be worrisome (such as the eyelid or nasal cavity), your doctor may refer you to a specialist for treatment sooner. This is because they tend to enlarge a bit before they get smaller.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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