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Any mommy's have a baby with a Hemangioma? My daughter has a small one above her left eyebrow. She had her first appointment Thursday at a pediatric dermatologist. She started her on Timolol. I am to put it on her Hemangioma 2x a day. I will try to do test shots weekly to see how it is progressing.
This is her day before starting Timolol:
Day 7 On Timolol:
Last edited by LittleMomma09; September 7th, 2013 at 05:45 PM.
Im not familiar with that at all but have always heard about it, a couple of my kids had a red patch in the nape of their neck that went away very early in age and I never treated it , is that the same type of marking but just on her forheard?
My older DD has a quarter size one on her neck that they told us would eventually fade. If she wanted it treated when she is older they would then. I noticed April has one starting on her middle upper back.
Cay wife to David mom to Megan 10/01/2010 and April 7/14/2013
A hemangioma (he-man-jee-O-muh) is a birthmark that most commonly appears as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin.
Sometimes called a strawberry mark, a hemangioma grows during the first year of life, and then recedes over time. A child who had a hemangioma during infancy usually has little visible trace of the growth by age 10.
A hemangioma can occur anywhere on the body, but most commonly appears on the face, scalp, chest or back.
She told me that it should fade by the age of 10. But that she couldn't tell me how big it would get. They rapidly grow and her's is growing so fast I can see weekly changes in it. She started her on the Timolol eye drops because she has been using it on patients for over 2years and there have been no side effects from it. My main worry is they can bleed really easy, and a lot. On top of that since they don't know how much it will grow I don't want it to impair her vision. She told me that the sooner they treat it the easier it is to stop it's growth and for it to go away.
my 3.5 year old DS has one on his wrist. It's about the size of a nickel or quarter. It has grown with him since birth, has not faded at all. They said if he still has it when he turns 5 they will talk about removal or treatment, but most fade on their own.. They generally only treat ones that are on the face or head unless they are growing or not fading by 5 years.
Trevor has one on the top of his head. We are definitely noticing very rapid growth in it's size.
Are you going to leave it alone?
I went with treatment because her dermatologist said it could cause skin sagging if left to grow. I started her on the Timolol 8/31/13 and I can already see change in it. I will update with pictures this coming Saturday.
I'm over in the uk and my 7 month old girl has EXACTLY the same birth mark and has been being treated for 2 weeks on timolol gel. I can see that it has begun to fade in colour. Would lie to post a pic but unsure how.