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Old 12-10-2014, 01:16 AM
bnation bnation is offline
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Default ulceration strawberry

My daughter is 2.5 months old and has an ulcerated strawberry right below her neck on the center of her back. It is an extremely bad area in regards to feeding and sleeping. She saw a specialist today and recommended surgery. I was unhappy about the whole appt. He said they r some medications such as beta blockers and steroids and of course there are side effects. I find myself frightened to do any of these options and wanted to see what others have done or what route the have chosen. Please help!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:39 AM
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Hi there! Where are you located? There are definitely options you can look into. If you are uncomfortable, you should try to get a second opinion before making your decision. Propanolol has been showing to be very effective on hemangioma and may have less side effects than the steroids I think. My daughter was on steroids 9 years ago and did very well on them and it was very effective. She had a painful, ulcerated lip hemangioma. She also had surgery eventually and laser. So anyway, there are options including surgery so I would just try to get as much info as possible and then go with whatever you feel is best. It is a tough decision but you love your daughter and that is what is most important- she will be ok. Hugs!
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