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Old 01-21-2013, 07:45 AM   #1
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Moms of strawberry babies

I mean skin strawberries. My son has 2 that showed up about 2 weeks after birth. It seems they have gotten redder each day. Also seems to be raising and getting a bit of texture.

Did the ones on your child go away? Did they grow bigger? Or just grow right along w your child?

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My daughter has one on her head. Her pediatrician said it's called hemangioma & not to worry about it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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My dd has one on her nose. It did quit growing by about 10 months or so. They said at a year it will start going down. She's 18 months and still no change in size. We've talked about getting it lasered off but don't know where to go for it it doesn't bother us but the comments we get in public and even from some family we don't like and don't want her to have to deal with that.
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Re: Moms of strawberry babies

My hubby had one as a baby, on his back. It was dark and raised for years, then in his teen years it totally faded, but it looks like a scar. The skin isn't nice. Hope it goes away nicely for your son.
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My son had one on his head since birth. In the first year it got larger, redder, and raised, but in his second year (2 in March) it has flattened out and lightened in color. We are fortunate that it is on his head because his hair covers it now. I really forget it was ever there until I look at his baby pictures.

While not all hemangiomas disappear that quickly, they usually are gine by 5 years old. Most doctors won't do anything unless they are on the face and close to a vein and even then they usually eait until the child is older.
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Re: Moms of strawberry babies

My oldest ds had one on his neck. It wasn't solid, it was 'splotchy', dark red and it did become slightly raised. It appeared at about 2 months of age and dr called it a hemangioma. She said not to worry about it, it would fade away on it's own by around age 5. Well, at age 5 it was definately still there. It seems like around age 10 or 11 it started to fade, and now at age 13 I think it is pretty much gone.
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All 4 of my children have had/currently have hemangiomas. DD1 had one on her cheek, it did get bigger but never huge and only slightly raised and was barely noticeable by her first birthday and gone by her second. DD2 had two, one on the back of her head and one on her labia. Both definitely grew during her first year then slowly shrunk and faded, she's 9 now and both are long gone. DD3 has two, one behind her knows and one on her labia. She is 19 months, the one behind her knee is very faint, the one on her labia is still the same (about the size of a blackberry) but doesn't bother her or interfere with anything. DS is 4 weeks old and has one on his calf, its definitely gotten darker but not raised much.
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Re: Moms of strawberry babies

I had one in the middle of my back as a baby and it grew with me from about the size of a nickel and disappeared sometime in my childhood I really don't remember. Now it is a dent the size of a golfball. It isn t that noticeable but I have had quite a lot of people ask what happened.
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Re: Moms of strawberry babies

Oh and my cousin had one on his cheek as a baby same thing it disappeared in early childhood wasn't noticeable but his was dime size and remained that small but turned into an indentation. It never looked bad or anything he was a cute little boy and handsome teenager and adult. You couldn't tell it was there if you weren't looking for it so maybe it depends on where it is as far as if ifthe skin stretches out more bc my dent got big

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My niece has one on her hand and will need laser treatments for it. She is 9 months old. I had no idea before, but they can be invasive and the dictors were concerned about it affecting the nerves in her hand. It is something your pedi should be monitoring for sure.

PS hers is considered a port wine stain, though the appearance is similar to what you describe.
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