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Effective treatment for birthmarks?

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I gave birth to my son and he has a Benign Haemangioma Nevus, which he has had for the past 5 months, but the birthmark has not healed. Is there an effective treatment?

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Benign Haemangioma Nevus is a condition seen in newborn children. The condition is caused by an overgrowth of endothelial cells which line blood vessels. Usually these naevi go through a period of growth followed by shrinkage, often naevi have completed their growth period by five months of age although a few will grow for longer.

It sounds from your description that your son may have developed an ulcer within the Naevi tissue which can sometimes occur with this. Treatments can be offered and usually consist of the use of medications and/or topical creams.

In the first instance perhaps have a chat with your Gp regarding your son to whether treatment is required and which type. A referral to a dermatologist or vascular specialist is sometimes given as well in these instances.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.


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