Hemangioma is a benign changes that can be described as a change in the blood vessels of newborns. The most common are the so-called strawberry hemangiomas that are, on average, been encountered in every tenth child. This change occurs by itself, develops a certain time and then disappears by itself. Hemangiomas are not picked up during the first year of life as is the case with red spots on the back of the head, forehead, his nose and eyelids, frequent in children and babies at birth. It is important that parents know that hemangiomas in 90% of cases go away on their own. However, there are those who need to be treated as threatening vital body functions (eg, breathing, feeding, visual), since they are found in the mouth, throat or on the eyelids. I am the cause of their occurrence is not known, but the mechanism of their development is. They occur when blood vessels, and after stages of pregnancy when formed, continue to grow.
The basic misconceptions about the change
Parents of children with hemangioma are prone to make mistakes, and declare themselves responsible for the changes that occurred in their babies. In many cases, when they are convinced that the hemangioma was created as a result of injury during pregnancy or during the birth (eg. That the midwife or doctor pinched the baby). It is important that parents know that it is not the most difficult childbirth can be the reason of its creation. Superstitious people believe that the occurrence of hemangiomas "wrong" mother. Apparently, the mother during pregnancy wanted a piece of fruit, strawberries, cherries, raspberries and at that moment he touched his stomach. This superstition was widespread because historically hemangioma called "young mother" (Nevus maternus). Beliefs like this exist all over the world and that's why it is very important that parents realize they have nothing to do with the emergence of these kinds of changes?
Time of occurrence, development and cure hemangioma
Classical hemangiomas occur in the second or third week of life of the newborn. At first he was in the form of red spots or faded stains which then begins to increase, swells and becomes redder, especially in the case of superficial hemangiomas. During the first year they are increased, and after this period of growth stops and starts the withdrawal phase. In percentages, 30% of hemangiomas goes to third, 50% up and down, and 70% by the age of seven. For some children, the process is faster, and in some slower.
Hemangiomas that occur at birth, but who are still rare, are retreating faster than those that appear later.