Hemangioma Medication Side Effects In Infants?
In the afternoon, r n My child is 4 months and 18 days old, since birth there is no redness under the chin. R nBut after a few months, redness appears (hemangioma). R nI have asked a pediatrician and given ointment u0026amp ; propanolol powder. r nBut after I read the drugs they said they could inhibit growth. Is that true? R nAnd can a hemangioma disappear without treatment? R nThank you.
Hi Ziyadah .. Thank you for the question given.
Hemangioma is a benign blood vessel tumor. Hemangioma is reddish in color because there is widening of the blood vessels on the surface. The cause of the appearance of hemangiomas is not certain, but it is stated that it is also influenced by genetic and hereditary factors. Hemangioma lumps can appear months after the child is born, and in some cases the hemangioma can shrink when the child is 5 years old and fade away by the age of 10. However, if the hemangioma enlarges quickly and is bothersome, it is better to have your child checked by a pediatrician for an immediate examination. Doctors can perform treatment through drugs or if necessary can consider laser surgery.
Giving propanolol, such as that given to your child, is a drug that doctors give to treat hemangiomas. Propanolol is a drug that is quite safe to give to children as long as it is given under the supervision of a doctor, according to the dosage, and is consumed in a period of time according to the development of your child's condition. What needs to be considered is that when you consume propanolol, conditions such as shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cold hands and feet arise. If there is a situation like this, immediately consult the child to the doctor. Also discuss with your pediatrician if you are concerned about the side effects of propanolol on child development.
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