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Old 05-01-2011, 07:56 PM
idrlindy idrlindy is offline
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My 2 year old was born with stork bite at the base of his hairline (which is still present and unchanged) and another pinkish mark on the crease of his nose (right side). I was initially told the small mark on his nose was an angel kiss and would disappear by age 2. However, it is still there and same shade (perhaps even a little tiny bit darker?). It is completely flat and you can see a few tiny capillaries under the skin. Now, I am wondering if it is a PWS and not an angel kiss. It also blanches if you touch it and gets redder when he is crying.

What do you think it is based on my description? Should I have a dermatologist take a look at it? Is there anything I should do...or wait and see if it fades (perhaps it could take longer than 2 years?)? Our pediatrician just said to wait and see.

It is very small - just a little spot on his nose near the crease...so I was thinking perhaps I should just leave it alone and wait until he is old enough to decide for himself if he wants treatment to have it removed -- but then again, it is on his face. Anyone see something similar and have some advice for me? Thank you so much in advance

Isabelle
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:46 PM
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Hi and welcome!

If you can post a photo, it would help. It wouldn't hurt to have a specialist look at it. Also, try Dr. Nelson via our ask the expert page: http://birthmark.org/experts.php

Missy
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:34 PM
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Thanks, Missy!

Here is a picture of my little guy. The birthmark in question is on the right side of his nose, near the crease. Thanks for any feedback you can give. Also, at your advice I emailed Dr. Nelson (with a pic) to see what he thinks too. I realize that compared to many others on the board, that my son's birthmark is tiny and minor...but since it's on his face, if it is a PWS I'm thinking maybe we should consider treatment now??

Isabelle
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:27 PM
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OMG!! He's sooo cute!

Let us know what Dr. Nelson thinks. I wouldn't know what to think of that, with the blanching and the change in color.

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