You should also see a doctor for mild symptoms, such as noisy or high-pitched breathing. This may help avoid possible complications in the future.
If a child has a hemangioma around the eye, especially on the upper eyelid, they should be seen by an ophthalmologist or a pediatric ophthalmologist (eye doctor).
Infants with fast-growing hemangiomas on the head and neck that affect breathing or hearing should be referred to a doctor for evaluation and treatment.
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