TECHNIQUES FOR TOTS
Pain Management for Ulcerated Infantile Hemangiomas
Article first published online: 18 JAN 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 124–126, January/February 2012
How to Cite
Strand, M. and Smidt, A. C. (2012), Pain Management for Ulcerated Infantile Hemangiomas. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 124–126. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01679.x
- Issue published online: 18 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 18 JAN 2012
Vol. 29, Issue 4, 548, Article first published online: 3 JUL 2012
Abstract: Perioral ulcerated hemangiomas in infants can present a therapeutic challenge to clinicians, especially when associated with severe pain and difficulty feeding. Topical and oral pain medications can be beneficial, but feeding difficulties may still occur while awaiting healing of the ulceration with the use of systemic or topical agents. We present a case of an infant with an ulcerated lip hemangioma treated with an over-the-counter topical sealant in combination with systemic corticosteroid therapy who showed dramatic improvement in pain and tolerance to feeding, resulting in healing of the ulceration.