Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: worried mom | 2010/11/12

Q.

red mark on her head

My 7months baby girl ever since she was born she had a red mark at the back of her head now I am getting worried because that mark hasn''t disappear should I consult about these mark please advise am worried now

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very common birthmark found on the back of the necks of young babies. It is known by its popular name as a 'stork bite' In the vast majority of babies the stork bites disappear by 12 to 18 months.It is very seldom indeed that the marks do not disappear by themselves and even then they tend to fade quite a lot and are usually hidden by the hair.

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