Birthmarks- handling the psychological impact (Dermatocare’s baby/child care tips)

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 26/11/15
“Doctor, Can a birthmark be of white colour? Will it grow bigger? Is it treatable? Won't our child feel bad when he grows up?” These are the questions I am confronted with when people see a light-colored birthmark on the forehead of my child.

The word “Birthmark” usually creates a picture of a black coloured spots/bumps in our mind; however there are hundreds of types of birthmarks with a varied presentation. Also, the psychological impact of birthmark can be devastating as even a single comment, or an awkward gaze can hurt the self-esteem of your kid. The purpose of this article is not to help you in diagnosing which type of birthmark your child has, instead to make you aware of the most common birthmarks and what you should do...