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Birthmarks or Birth scar - Birthmarks Types and Symptoms


The male patient who has birth marks would experience and feel a sudden, abrupt with a shaking chill, sharp pain in his feelings and emotions on the onset because of its ugly appearance. Along with this are the appearance of symptoms such as clear blood vessels and capillaries. All these symptoms of birthmarks are usually present as an effect of the traumatic events that took place while the child was still on the womb of the mother.

Birthmarks present a type of slow or chronic physiological growth and sometimes pain. This pain largely results from over-stimulation of melanocytes in the birthmark. The blood vessels and capillaries in the birthmarks may be stimulated by the melanocytes that are produced by the body. The birthmarks possess naked nerve endings found in almost every tissue of it. Birthmarks have been classified into two major types: dark and light. Dark birthmarks are seen and felt within the body after a stimulus is applied, whereas light birthmarks can be seen only after the age of puberty and then increases is size slowly over the duration of the life of the person.


Birth marks - Birthmark Diagnosis and Treatment

The diagnosis and treatment of birthmarks depend heavily on understanding the basic physiologic and bodily principles. Birth marks result from traumatic experiences, whereas others result from extreme stress, guilt, anxiety or worry of the mother while still pregnant. The treatment is often entirely different for birthmarks, so it is no longer satisfactory simply to make a diagnosis of insufficiency. Current treatments for birthmarks– “cut, burn, poison” – are recognized as crude and painful. Promising new methods focus on delivering drugs (via monoclonal antibodies that respond to one type of protein) and on increasing the mother’s immune system’s ability to fend off stress. The basic problem is to make available drugs (natural products or synthetics) that kill the negative thoughts effectively but are not excessively toxic to normal cells.

Governments and medical experts have already made programs and efforts in the local and national levels in order to help discover the causes of birthmarks. These programs call for help from all other organizations – public and private – to help in the advocacy towards maintaining a healthy outlook in life. Strategies in maintaining a healthy outlook in life includes programs especially those which teaches and encourage mothers to regularly feed their minds with positive thoughts only while still pregnant. These are very effective in making the people aware of the negative definitions of birth marks or having too little optimism in the process of maintaining and sustaining his life.

In all these, the nurses are responsible for coordinating care following any operations and/or treatment for the removal of birth marks. As well as supporting the patients and his/her family through the recovery and treatment, the nurses can provide the patient and his/her caregivers with clear written and verbal information; and can also examine the patient and arrange any tests that might be needed. It is also important to remember that denial is a common and important coping strategy for many people with birth marks. This is just a normal psychological process and what the nurse can do is to provide support.