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kennedy5 07-08-2011 02:49 AM

help? 8mo old with ulcerated H near groin area
My 8 mo old daughter has a strawberry hemangioma on her inner thigh, just outside the groin area and just outside the diaper leg. We have had no problems until last week when it became ulcerated, only days after she began crawling. The ulceration is nearly 50% the size of the H and has started to look like it is getting infected. We have seen a surgeon who is willing to remove it if there is no improvement by next Tuesday.
We are concerned that because of the location (rubbing on the diaper & in the fold of a leg roll), if the ulcer does heal that it will only ulcer again and again. She is only going to get more active and her diaper isn't going anywhere for maybe 2 years.

Has anyone had experience with a H in that area, where it rubs on the diaper?
What do you think about surgery?

missy 07-08-2011 03:57 AM

Hi and welcome!

Others will be here soon to post but if you have found a doc that you trust that's half the battle!

Let us know what you decide.


mortman 07-08-2011 03:04 PM

Our son has many raised ones in his diaper area and 1 (size of a quarter) that is in between the cheeks of his backside near his rectum. Pooping used to cause it to ulcerate and bleed daily. We found that using topical propranalol 2x per day has eliminated ulceration and bleeding. Even in the heat, when he gets a mild diaper rash, the hemangioma doesn't bleed.

I know it isn't exactly the same location as your daughters but maybe it is something you could look into. Took about 3 days before we noticed improvement.

nickbar 07-13-2011 05:30 PM

Laser tx. is often used to help heal ulcers in stubborn areas. I would highly recommend getting a consult from a specialist with experience treating hemangiomas on this option.

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