My daughter is scheduled for surgery on Jan. 2 due to the H on her scalp ulcerating. It's been nearly 2 weeks on the prescription cream, and the ulceration hasn't improved much. If anything, it has gotten even bigger and deeper. She is in a lot of pain. Do they ever heal?
They do heal, but they can take a very long time. My daughter had one for almost 4 months. We were all miserable. The only thing that seemed to help at all was Litacain ointment to numb the area before we put anything else on it. Ask your dr is they can get you some. It was a life saver for us. Hope this helps.
My daughter is 8 months old and her hemangioma has been ulcerating for 3 months. It would scab then fall off, then the area scabbing eventually started getting smaller. Now, it is nearly healed, with a large indentation where the old scab was. We had to stop using any ointment, as that seemed only to make things worse. Once we stopped, she was in much less pain. Hope this helps.
My daughter's ulceration lasted about two months. Once it broke open, and we treated it, it didn't really take long for it to heal. But, it broke open twice after that. So all in all it took about 3-4 months to completely heal.
Our daughter had a horrible ulceration that lasted for seven months. It got much worse despite the laser treatments. We took her to Dr. Serena, the wound specialist listed on the main birthmark.org page, and used a special treatment to heal her ulceration. It healed completely within five weeks of treatment. He really helped her so much. He felt that the reason her ulceration wasn't healing is because the bacteria in the wound would not allow it to heal. If he isn't near your city, he knows alot of wound specialists and he could refer you to one. Most vascular specialists are very against a wound specialist consult but I assure you that Dr. Serena is the best. I was told by a company that works with him that he is in the top three wound specialists in the USA.
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