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Old 05-13-2011, 07:23 PM
twinmommy twinmommy is offline
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Originally Posted by mcdonaldmultiples View Post
However, I feel like I may not have been proactive enough...what is the topical you are putting on ? My ped derm never has said anything about it
The derm they sent us to last week had not a clue what to do, so she googled and saw some docs use timolol (eye drops) as a topical. She took the "it couldn't hurt" approach and prescribed it.

When I saw the specialist at CHLA he said that timolol would only be 'superficial' and wouldn't stop the growth much. So I don't think you should worry. In research it seems some move to timolol AFTER they've reduced or stopped it with propranolol.
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