Hemangioma is a bright red birthmark that shows up at birth or in the first or second week of life. It looks like a rubbery bump and is made up of extra blood vessels in the skin.
A hemangioma can occur anywhere on the body, but most commonly appears on the face, scalp, chest or back. Treatment for a babies hemangioma (infantile hemangioma) usually is not needed as it fades over time. A child who has this condition during infancy usually has little visible trace of the growth by age 10.One may want to consider treatment if a hemangioma interferes with seeing, breathing or other functions.
SYMPTOMS OF HEMANGIOMA
A hemangioma may be present at birth, but more often appears during the first several months of life. It starts as a flat red mark anywhere on the body, most often on the face, scalp, chest or back. Usually a child has only one mark.Some children may have more than one,particularly if they are part of a multiple birth.
During the child's first year, the red mark grows rapidly into a spongy, rubbery-looking bump that sticks out from the skin. The hemangioma then enters a rest phase and, eventually, it begins to slowly disappear.
Many hemangiomas disappear by age 5, and most are gone by age 10. The skin may be slightly discolored or raised after the hemangioma goes away.
CAUSES OF HEMANGIOMA
Exact cause of hemangioma is unknown. It is made up of extra blood vessels that group together into a dense clump. What causes the vessels to clump isn't known.
Hemangiomas occur more often in babies who are female, white and born prematurely.
COMPLICATION OF HEMANGIOMA
Occasionally, a hemangioma can break down and develop a sore. This can lead to pain, bleeding, scarring or infection. Depending on where the hemangioma is situated,it may interfere with childs vision, breathing, hearing or elimination, but this is rare.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR HEMANGIOMA
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints. Some important remedies are given below for hemangioma treatment:
Acetic Acidum, Carcinosinum, Fluroicum Acidum, Thuja Occidentalis