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Old 10-08-2008, 02:26 AM
dkeat dkeat is offline
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Red face Hemangioma is scabbing

Hello, my daughter has several hemangiomas and two of them are starting to scab a lot. I am putting on lotion to keep it from getting so dry, but Im wondering what else I can do. Does this mean it is healing? She is only a few months old.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:05 PM
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my experience with scabbing is that the h is ulcerating and the scabs probably hurt your daughter? most of the time they are very painful depending on where they are. you should take her to see a specialist. especially if there are more than one. they will only get worse without proper treatment. lotion is good for a h that has no ulcerations to keep it moist, but sometimes that doesnt even preven the ulcerations. let me know if you would like to talk about it more. my daughters site is www.caringbridge.org/visit/avaball and my email is on there too.
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:20 PM
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Default Thank you Jessica

Thank you for your reply Jessica. I went to a doctor in NYC (Dr Blei) and she prescribed Cephalexin which is an antibiotic. Have you heard of this? Im trying to research but not seeing much on line for kids. The doctor prescribed it because she thinks it might have puss underneath the skin on her finger and wants to avoid any infection. But my daughter is breaking out into these crying fits and Im not sure if it hurts her, although the dr said it would only hurt if its touch. Any thoughts on this antibiotic? She is only 4 mo!
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:41 PM
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My daughter's scalp hemangioma scabbed at times too - I was almost positive it hurt her, and I used AQUAPHOR lotion on it when she was asleep. Maybe the antibiotic burns? Some of topical ones do. I know she is too young for advil, but maybe a little infant tylenol would help. Good luck!
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Old 10-11-2008, 01:17 AM
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My sons H on his scalop ulcerated. It most definately hurt him. He would cry anytime anything brushed up against it. Our Ped prescribed Altabax, a topical antibiotic, and it helped tremendously. It was infected pretty badly at the time and was healed completey in about 2 weeks. I couldn't believe how fast it got better.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:24 PM
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cefelexin is a typical antibiotic for infection. probably a good thing to have your child on if the dr thinks there might be an infection. as far as it hurting, the drs tell you they dont hurt unless you touch it, but i say after going through so much with ava's that they do hurt, without touch, especially when ulcerated! tylenol is about the best thing to give them. you might even be able to ask the dr about some litacain ointment. it worked wonders for our daughters ulcerations. it actually numbs the area that is ulcerated. you also might want to ask if there is a topical antibiotic to help with the infection. thats what was always givin to us. may i ask if your dr is a specialist with vascular birthmarks, or just a piediatrician?
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:30 PM
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Default Ulcer Care

www.birthmark.org/pdf/UlcerCareInstructions.pdf

Check out this link for ulcer care instructions to help guide you through the process.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:44 PM
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Default Bactroban

Thank you all for your replies and good information. I have been seeing a specialist, Dr Blei in NYC. She was recommended through a friend of a friend. I have to go back to see her in another week, after my daughter was on the Cephalexin for two weeks. It doesnt look any better though, but she hasnt been on it for a week. I went to my pediatrician this week for her check up and he prescribed Bactroban to apply as a topical. Anyone hear of this?
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:16 PM
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Thank you all for your replies and good information. I have been seeing a specialist, Dr Blei in NYC. She was recommended through a friend of a friend. I have to go back to see her in another week, after my daughter was on the Cephalexin for two weeks. It doesnt look any better though, but she hasnt been on it for a week. I went to my pediatrician this week for her check up and he prescribed Bactroban to apply as a topical. Anyone hear of this?
I love bactroban! It is a fairly expensive antibiotic ointment that I really like (I am allergic to something in neosporin, so I have to use this). The ulcer care guide that the pp cited is really excellent. Good luck, hope the ulcer gets better soon
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