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Old 07-06-2010, 02:39 PM
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Default Hemangioma on hand - pictures attached

This is from one of our users, Tara:

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You can see in the two month photos how it started to become raised, over the next couple months it regressed. Some days it looks better than others. Some of the swelling has come down, but her hand is still a little larger than the other, especially her little pointer finger, but they said this is the lymph/vasculature fluid load so I'm sure as it fades it will improve. We are doing watch and wait, when she is older if she would like she can have laser treatment then, we will let that be her choice. Had the specialists said they feared it would ulcerate and rapidly grow, we would have done everything we could.
I tried to put them all in order and you'll have to see the next post for the rest. But thanks to Tara for sending these for other parents!!

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Old 07-06-2010, 02:40 PM
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Part two!

One more to go, I think

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Old 07-06-2010, 02:41 PM
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Part three!

Thanks again to Tara for sharing!!

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Old 07-06-2010, 03:00 PM
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I will just add that while the top has become "lacy" and is involuting wonderfully, the bottom is still quite red, though flattened and lighter in tone than before. It hasn't started to "break up" yet.

We have been advised that it should go away on its own by the time our daughter is about 5, however, I am not sure if the redness on the bottom will entirely go away. Time will tell. As a more grown-up young girl, if she would like, we will support her in getting whatever treatment she would like.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:39 PM
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great pictures! All 3 of my kids have hemangiomas. The oldest is almost 5 and her's is barely noticeable. They really do fade.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:16 AM
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Hi Tara! Great to see your pictures up here! I wanted to let you know that I noticed that Rachael's is much darker on the palm of her hand and that the top is the lightest..just like your daughter's. See you on Facebook!
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:19 AM
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Hi Tara
Did your daughter have any complications with her hemangioma. Did you ever do treatment for it? My 10 wk old has one on her right palm. We've seen a dermatologist and they want to put her on propranolol. I really don't want to give that to her so little but I am concern because they said that it can become a problem later on when she starts teething or grabbing her toys can cause trauma to it.
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:38 AM
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Hi there! I know this original post was from a few years ago but I wanted to let you (Yazilos) know that my daughter had a very similar hemangioma on her hand and wrist and it totally went away on its own with no meds at all....by the time she was about 2. It went away pretty fast! It turned lacy and then faded. I was concerned as you are about trama to it, but never had any issues at all. I have heard that hemangiomas in this location usually do pretty well. So stay hopeful! Here's my daughter's album if you are interested:

https://www.facebook.com/shannon.hoh...02383&t ype=3

Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:00 PM
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Default Update on hand hemangioma

Here is a link to the facebook album of my daughter's hemangioma if anyone is interested in the progress, birth to 5 1/2 years old.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...l=94e8 49cb9f

(hopefully it will link correctly)

Hers was "superficial" and so the pediatric dermatologist, who specialized in "general pediatric dermatology, management of port wine stains and hemangiomas, and genetic skin disorders", recommended that we watch and wait until she was in kindergarten. At that point, if it was interferring with her writing, or activity, or just visually upsetting to her, then we could work out a treatment plan. Looking at her hand, I would not have thought it was superficial, I would recommend seeing a specialist before starting any medication on a baby/toddler. She loves her hemangioma and wishes it was still pinker. Truthfully, I miss it too. I realized as a first time mom how fierce my love was for this little baby through this experience and it grew my compassion for other moms.

In terms of things we did for her little hand, we made sure caregivers were aware of it, and that if it was cut it might bleed more than a normal cut. It only had one cut, which healed just fine. It was never an issue, despite how red and puffy it looked in the beginning - you'll see in the photos. When in the sun, if I was concerned for sun burn enough to put on a hat or sunscreen then I also put sunscreen on her hemangioma (I like babdyganics, definitely something without "benzones" in it, in my opinion). Lastly, the MD said not to worry if she was sucking on her hand/fingers unless the hand was getting too soggy and it was causing any sort of additional rash/sore - we never had a problem though she stopped that habbit once the first few teeth came in.

I'm happy to answer any other questions, sorry that I don't check in here much anymore. Try me on facebook through that link. Best wishes to you all.

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