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Old 01-18-2008, 03:40 PM
jgoodman0814 jgoodman0814 is offline
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my duaghter has a hemangioma that covers most of her right upper arm. we too had problems with it healing. it was ulcerated for about 4 months. seemed like dressing it every night made it worse since when we took the dressing off, like in your case would make more skin come off. finally talked to the hematologist and put her on an antibiotic cream to cover the ulcerations and a barrier cream to keep the rest of the h moisturized. even with this, caused more skin to come off when taking it off. we started to wet the dressing that seemed to help a little getting it off. letting it air for a few days or even just during the day leave it uncovered. starting steroids seemed to heal the ulcerations with in a few weeks. they are completley healed now and have stayed that way. we are now on our 6th week of oral steroids. we have talked to dr levitin here on this site and he suggested to laser the ulcerations if they didnt go away with the steroids. might want to contact him. i know its frustrating, but there is good help out there.

Jessica Ball
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