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Old 06-03-2010, 01:39 AM
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My daughter (9 months) has a large hemangioma that covers her right hand (both sides). It is just flat, no blistering, and I think it is starting to involute.

My question is that with the summer arriving, should be be extra cautious with the sun or does it matter? Should we be covering it with sunblock when we are out? I would appreciate any advice.

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Tara
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:31 AM
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Hi!

Yes, put a nice spf 50 on it. I might even consider a glove (yes, I know it's Michael-Jackson-tacky!!) if she would keep it on.

But, sunscreen is a must. Shade is good too.

Missy
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:24 PM
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I recommend zinc...u can buy it in a little tub. I use sunscreen on my children but have always found that zinc works best on their faces...especially on my sons nose which is where he had an h and now has a small scar. I don't know if your daughters hand has any scarring but if so it's especially important to keep sunscreen on it not matter the time of year.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:41 PM
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I would worry about her putting her little hands in her mouth and eating the zinc. Once my older son ate a tube of zinc oxide and got very sick. We had to call poison control

But, really, that's probably true with every commercial sunscreen... don't let her eat it off.

Missy
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:16 PM
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The recommended baby friendly sunscreens have zinc oxide in them. Think life guard with white paste on his/her nose . Does this sound familiar?

Sunscreens often have other ingredients to help them last longer, but the active ingredient is often the same.

Best of luck!

Kirsten
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:50 AM
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So then, if we are planning to be outside more than 5 minutes we will put some sunscreen on her little hand. Thanks.

BTW, no scarring or damage to the skin as of yet... hopefully we can keep it that way
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:46 AM
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Wonderful news. I hope there won't be any scarring or damage at all! Now, get out to the pool! If it's anything like here, it's too hot to be outside anyway.

Missy
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Old 06-12-2010, 01:51 AM
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My 16 month old daughter also has a hemangioma on her hand and wrist...I'm glad I read your post because it reminded me to make sure to put sunscreen on it often. My older daughter has one on her lip and her doc always told us it was important to put sunscreen on it. As far as the hand hemangioma goes...my daughter's also started to involute pretty early too and she had no complications and no treatment. It would be interesting to share pictures with you because I haven't come across too many hand hemangiomas. Email me at hohen13@comcast.net if you want to see some.

Shannon
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:57 PM
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Shannon,

There was a post here the other day that wanted to see before and afters of wait and see birthmarks. If you have before and afters of her hand, I wish you'd share those. If you have trouble posting them, send them to contact@birethmark.org and I'll set them up for you!

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Missy
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:10 PM
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Thanks, Shannon! She sure is gorgeous!
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