Friday, November 30, 2007


Eversince Alyssa was born, I noticed a strawberry looking red spot in a middle of her back. It surprises me because i never seen such a birthmark before like she had and neither my hubby don't. Although i am sorrounded with a few babies in a Phillipines who had a birthmark's but Alyssa had different one. It kind of worries me in a way that, its getting bigger, puffy and elevated.

According to her pediatrician, it is just a birthmark that she called it Hemangioma. She said, hemangioma is an abnormal build up of vessels of skin. It usually occur in a surface of a skin or some are in deeper that maybe presents anywhere of the body of a child specially to those who had a lighter skin color.

Hemangiomas are usually present at birth. It usually found on at least one in a fifty babies. But girls are more likely have than boys. I don't see how? It says, they often starts as little red dots sorrounded by a pale halo before they grow. Moreover, hemangiomas are grow quickly during the first 6 months. It shrinks at the first birthday. But it will completely gone for 2 or 3 years old. Besides, by just letting it fade, the result is usually normal-appearing skin that you can't even tell that there's something in there in a past. In some cases too, parents may tend to do a laser specially when hemongioma appeared at the baby's face or in the eyes or in a rare occasions, the size and the location of hemangiomas will interfare the baby's breathing, feeding or other vital functions. Unlikely, at this point,laser would be a solution to eradicate or destroy the small tissue inside of the skin. Hearthbreaking doesn't it?

I am just happy that Alyssa got only a little bitty spot in her back and not in her visible parts or locations that can bother her. Pediatrician said, we should be more careful and to not make any mistake that could cause bleeding.


Michelle said...

If you want to be sure about it, you can visit a Dermatologist and see what they can say about it. They know more about skin problems than the Pediatrician I think. Anyways, I knew somebody who has a big birth mark on her face, it looks like a map but the color is pinkish and it almost covers half of her face. She’s I think in her early 30’s but she’s still okay. I haven’t heard that she had a problem about it though. Take care!

Mabelle said...

wow good thing it's at d back of ur baby. my bb has one on his butt chick. but the color is black. good thing it's just hidden or else it will be embarassing for my bb when he will be big.

JAZEVOX said...

the good thing is its a harmless and would possibly disappear later on