Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lindie | 2011/04/20

Q.

Strawberry mark

Our son developed a strawberry mark (as diagnosed by our GP) on his bottom lip at 2 weeks old. He is now 21 months and it still hasn''t gone away as our GP said it would. It gets smaller and bigger by times but doesn''t seem to bother him at all. Will it go away on it''s own or do you suggest that we have it removed by laser treatment?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

In most cases these strawberry marks disappear by themselves and most do not bother the child at all. Very occasionally it is necessary to use a treatment such as laser treatment. If it is not bothering your son it would be worthwhile waiting until he is 3 years old to see if will get smaller and show signs of really disappearing by then or not. If necessary you can then get the opinion of a plastic surgeon.

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