Broken Capillary Treatment for a Baby?

My 8-month-old baby has one broken capillary on his nose. How is this best treated?

Doctor Answers 2

Capillaries on the nose in a baby

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I agree with the recommendations to leave these capillaries alone as it is likely that they may regress spontaneously. 

Leave it alone

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unless the capillary bleeds or the baby scratches it, I would leave it alone. It will be very traumatitic to treat it with a laser, since the baby will have goggles held over its eyes and several people willl have to hold the child still. If it is still there when he is older, if it bothers him, you can always treat it then.

Vicki J. Levine, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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