Mild Hemangiomas In Children?
The red sign doctor in the hands of my child then I have already consulted a dermatologist. The doctor said here is hemangioma. What I want to ask is is there any other way of treatment other than laser. Even if you have to be lasered, what age can be done and whether there are side effects. For the answer I say many thanks …
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Hemangioma is a benign blood vessel tumor that develops in infants in the form of an enlarged blood vessel that is not normal. This condition occurs because of the development of excessive and dilated blood vessels, so that it appears as a benign tumor with a reddish (or purple or bluish) color with springy consistency. Hemangiomas are often found in infants and 50% of cases can disappear after the child turns 5. If until the age of more than 12 years or adolescence, these complaints do not disappear, then medical treatment can be considered to eliminate them.
In patients with large / broad hemangiomas, causing anxiety in children or the elderly, disturbing vision, disrupting the airways, or affecting aesthetics (such as on the face), treatment measures can be taken to help reduce the complications that may occur.
In connection with your question, if there is a small hemangioma complaint on your baby's skin, this condition may not require special treatment. Because hemangiomas can involute or disappear at around 5 years of age, then you can wait for the process of involution of this hemangioma until age 5 or until the age of 10 years. So if the hemangioma on your child's skin is still not involution when the child is more than 10 years old, you can consider medical procedures, either by laser or by surgery.
Side effects of hemangiomas themselves generally do not cause annoying complaints, but some patients can feel complaints of decreased confidence, pain and bleeding when blood vessels burst due to trauma to the hemangioma.
While the side effects of surgery or laser on mild hemangiomas, the possibility of leaving scars or discoloration in the affected area. In addition to laser and surgical procedures, in the early stages of treatment treatment can be given according to the plan of the treating doctor.
So, all of this you need to discuss well with your doctor, because the doctor who treats your child better knows the clinical condition of your child and the condition of hemangiomas encountered in your child,
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