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Do birthmarks need to be treated?

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Most birthmarks need no treatment. They often fade as a child grows older. But some birthmarks may need treatment because of their location. For example, a raised birthmark near a child's eye may interfere with his ability to see. In rare cases, birthmarks are associated with other conditions, such as growths on the liver, lungs, stomach, or intestines.

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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