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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: kelly | 2007/12/07

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abt strawberry patches

My friends daughter had strawberry patches on her head & face.She is two month old.Now itself is looking ugly.Is there any treatment for it? How do u know strawberry patches is going to shrink ? Is it looks ugly once it disappears ?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

I presume that you are referring to the so-called 'birthmarks' known as strawberry naevi.These are extremely common. In most cases the strawberry marks may initially appear to enlarge until the age of 3 to 9 months then gradually start to become smaller.No treatment is usually needed and they eventually disappear by themselves.It is extremely rare for any treatment such as laser therapy to be needed when the child is much older.

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Posted by: kelly | 2007/12/09

hi,
Thank you very much for ur reply.How do u know strawberry patch is going to disappear ?

Reply to kelly
Posted by: J | 2007/12/07

My son had it between his eyes and the upper part of his nose and forehead - it fades it never actually shrinks. He is today 14 and if you look very closely you can still see it. He also had it at the back of his head and neck and those are still there today but covered with his hair. My dauther, now 11 months has it at the back of her neck / head and also covered with hair. Give it time - my son's only really started to fade after he was a year old.

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