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Old 12-23-2008, 06:59 PM
nickbar nickbar is offline
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About the spot that bleed. This is an ulceration; this is caused by the break down in the skin from the rapid changes in the hemangioma growth. It is often recommended here in the U.S. to use ointment such as aquapher or a product with Zinc oxide (diaper ointments often contain zinc oxide). Keeping the area some what moist helps reduce the cracking and bleeding.

Corinne Barinaga
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