Infection

one week later

The ulcer has changed. On top of it appeared some yellowish mucus. Changing dressings was even more painful. The paraffin gauze was sticking to the hemangioma now. In a local pharmacy we have found Melolin - a low adherent dressing. It indeed wasn't sticking to the wound but it also didn't have any antiseptic so we were disinfecting the ulcer with Rivanol. We have e-mailed Dr Wyrzykowski again and another surgeon in Poland - Dr Wojciech Madziara, an oncologist who also had some experience with treating hemangiomas. Dr Wyrzykowski got back to us and explained that - based on the pictures - the ulcer got infected. He advised to replace Melolin with Acticoat as Rivanol wasn't enough. Also when asked for a laser therapy in treating this hemangioma he said it wouldn't help. The same we have heard from the second doctor. For the infection, Dr Madziara prescribed Neomycin in a spray. He also suggested, unlike Dr Wyrzykowski, to wait. Dr Wyrzykowski was again recommending a surgical procedure to remove the hemangioma. He even offered to book us in two weeks!

Infected hemangioma ulcer




2 days later

The thought of putting our 4 months old daughter up for surgery was just too scary for us. Besides, two doctors said to wait while only Dr Wyrzykowski was recommending it. We have decided to wait

The strawberry mark was just growing with Julia's head, not by itself.
One issue less to worry about.


one week later

The Acticoat dressing was quite expensive but it was worth the price. It wasn't sticking to the wound and it seemed to support the healing process quite well. We were spraying the hemangioma with Neomycin too.

The dark powder around hemangioma are silver particles from the Acticoat dressing.



one week later

The ulcer almost healed and was being replaced by a scar on top of the hemangioma.


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