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weird markings

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hi doc just want to ask a question about my nephew, he's about 6 weeks old, im attaching to images, one is of a spot on his upper arm, its where he had his injection when he was born, wanted to know if its normal to look like that? the other image is something that looks like some blood spots under his skin, please advise

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

those blood spots look like a benign hemangioma of the skin.

Dr. David :

the vaccine injection site can look like that for several weeks after an injection.

JACUSTOMER-uwvyursb- :

they appeared recently

JACUSTOMER-uwvyursb- :

ok so nothing to worry about?

Dr. David :

no to worry.

Dr. David :

should show them to the doctor at next visit.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have questions.

JACUSTOMER-uwvyursb- :

ok thanks,.., and the injection site? is that infected?

Dr. David :

there looks like a large white head on the area.

Dr. David :

that could pop

Dr. David :

and he might need a large band aid on the area.

Dr. David :

that can be from the body's immune system going to that spot and making a reaction to the vaccine.

JACUSTOMER-uwvyursb- :

ok.. and the other red markings.. how long before that disappears?

Dr. David :

that other red mark could be on there for life.

Dr. David :

or for several years.

JACUSTOMER-uwvyursb- :

ok, he wasnt born with it tho?

Dr. David :

yes, I understand.

Dr. David :

skin hemangiomas can just manifest on the skin in baby years.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

JACUSTOMER-uwvyursb- :

thanks doc

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Dr. David :

thanks

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