my daughter was a preemie (8 weeks early) she has two hemangiomas..one on her head and one on her thigh...the one on her head is about the size of a dime..it looks very much like the pics of your daughters...it has started turning black in the middle and getting a little flaky...It would help ease my mind if you would let me know what the doctors said about your daughter's H and how it is now. Thanks so much!
How old is your daughter now? Actually involution signs are typically grayish in the middle (the superficial red gets dull and loses the dark red tone) The black spot could be a sign of an ulcer. I think it would be best to have an expert review her information and give you information on what you might be seeing. Please feel free to email me directly and I will direct you to the help needed.
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I'm not sure, but I was thinking ulceration?? I agree with Corinne to have an expert look at it (not sure if it was the pedi who said it was involuting or not??) When I asked our pedi about the flaky blister on our daughter's lip hemangioma he just said it was a nursing blister and to put vaseline on it and not worry about it. He never once mentioned it could be possibly ulcerating (and at that time we knew nothing of hemangiomas and that ulceration was even a possibility) Within days our daughter was screaming all day long and could not take a bottle or nurse..so we went to Boston, where they took one look at her and said it was a painful ulceration. I was very upset that our pedi did not see this as a sign of something wrong since our daughter was only 10 weeks old. I'm not trying to scare you, so I'm sorry if what I'm saying sounds harsh. 3 of my daughters have hemangiomas and none of them flaked or turn brown before, during or after involution. That's not to say that couldn't happen! It's just that it's good to get another opinion on these types of things. Especially since she's only 6 months old and it might still be in the growth phase?? I would keep using Aquaphor (either way). Good luck! I hope you are well on your way to involution. It seems to take such a long time...but before you know it...you will see those gray patches I'm sure!
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