A to Z: Hemangiomaenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about hemangiomas, common birthmarks in infants.infantile hemangioma, strawberry nevus, skin growth, skin lesions, laser surgery, skin discoloration, tumor, birthmark11/26/201204/04/201909/02/20198e310042-a8e8-4716-837c-82b0d4e691a2https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-hemangioma.html/<p><em>May also be called: Strawberry Nevus,</em> <em>S</em><em>trawberry Hemangioma</em></p> <p>A <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/birthmarks.html/">hemangioma</a> (he-man-jee-OH-muh) is a type of birthmark. Tiny blood vessels build up in an area of skin, giving it a red or purple appearance.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Hemangiomas develop on the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/">skin</a> of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/newborn-variations.html/">babies</a> before birth or in the first few months of life. These birthmarks can be very small or quite large and are most often found on the face, scalp, or back of the neck. They start out as flat red marks and develop rapidly into raised lesions within the first year. Over time they begin to fade, often disappearing completely when kids are between 5 and 10 years old.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Hemangiomas don't hurt and are generally best left alone to dissolve on their own. When they affect eyesight or present other health problems, treatment options such as laser surgery or corticosteroid medications may be recommended.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
BirthmarksBirthmarks are marks on the skin that a baby can develop before birth or soon after. Most birthmarks are harmless and many even go away on their own or shrink over time.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/birthmarks.html/8c62a18d-0982-4900-98d5-70e3c189b99e
Hemangiomas: Suzanne's StoryWhen Anna was born, she developed red spots that her parents learned were hemangiomas, benign birthmarks that she eventually outgrew. Her mother tells her story.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hemangiomas-story.html/69a7f1b7-2007-4e63-8e9c-a5dd221a3412
Port-Wine StainsFor most kids, these birthmarks are no big deal. Port-wine stains won't go away on their own, but they can be treated. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/port-wine-stains.html/14ac0116-3d0a-453f-808f-0e8d58a99ea7
What's a Birthmark?Birthmarks, also known as hemangiomas, get their name for one reason: They are marks on the skin of a lot of newborn babies! Find out more about birthmarks in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/birthmark.html/fc06de92-ad49-4647-a8a1-48bca99cb9b7
Word! HemangiomaThis is a big word for a type of birthmark.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-hemangioma.html/3708f0e4-2c06-4979-af40-992cdb4469de