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Old 04-25-2010, 05:01 PM
lizzyh lizzyh is offline
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Smile ulcerated hemangioma update

My daughter's ulcer on her hemangioma on her bottom has finally healed! Start to finish the ulcer was present for 3 months. She received 4 laser treatments and we did wound care of vaseline, wound wash and mepilex bandages. We're still keeping it covered for at least 2 more weeks as the scar tissue heals. I pray it doesn't ulcerate again. At least 80% of her hemangioma ulcerated. Does anyone have any prevention tips? Thank you all for your support. This website has been a blessing for me and my family.
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:10 AM
missy missy is offline
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No advice... just wanted to cheer!!

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Old 04-30-2010, 06:45 PM
daniasz daniasz is offline
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Default Vaseline on hemangiomas with skin component

Great news, very happy for you!
I am in Europe and we were advised by the specialists here to keep any hemangiomas with skin component "greasy" as the skin with hemangioma may become very dry (sebaceous glands not working correctly on the part of skin covered by hemangioma) and thus lead to ulceration more easily. We were told this does not guarantee prevention of ulceration in 100% of cases though (some hemangiomas grow so quickly that they will ulcerate anyway). We are putting vaseline on the hemangioma a couple of times a day (whenever it seems dry or flaky) and our daughter's hemangioma did not ulcerate (she is 5 months old now, so normally the quick growth phase is over and the risk of ulceration is diminished).
Good luck!
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