What support is available for children with Infantile Hemangiomas and their caregivers?
When a child first develops a hemangioma, parents and caregivers may feel fear or grief. Later on, deformities of the face caused by a hemangioma can further upset the affected child and their loved ones.
As they get older, strangers’ stares or other rude behaviors can bring on more stress. Parents and caregivers are advised to talk to their children about how to handle such reactions, especially before they start school.
Fortunately, there is a wealth of information and support resources for children with IH and their loved ones from educational Web sites to national organizations.
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