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The two most common types are 'port wine stains' and 'strawberry ' haemangiomas, these are non-cancerous, vascular skin lesions. The 'strawberry' type usually appears in the first month after birth and can grow very quickly for about 8 months. Haemangiomas generally start to fade and become smaller after 2 years continuing to decrease in bulk and fade in colour to 8-10 years of age but usually do not disappear completely. Treatment is not usually recommended unless the haemangioma is causing problems such as bleeding, feeding or breathing difficulties or impairing vision. Recommended treatments depend on the type and location of the haemangioma and include  beta blockers such as Propanolol in early childhood, steroid medication, laser treatment and surgery. If surgery is required, it usually does not require an overnight stay in hospital.

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