I am the mother of a twelve-year-old boy. About a year ago he got a spot in his face, and at first I thought he had hit himself with something, since he is a bit clumsy. But when I saw that the bruise would not go away, I took him to the doctor and he sent me to a dermatologist, who, after a biopsy diagnosed linear morphea.
At first I did not think too much of it, because time went on and his condition remained the same, but now, after a year, everything has changed. What started as a bruise in his forehead, has come down to his nose, and his forehead has sunk a bit.
The dermatologist says it is not too important, and I get really worried when she says it will keep growing. She says that his face will keep on looking sunken because he is left without fat in that area.
To be honest I think it is very important. The medicine she has sent me is Lexxema to be applied whenever I see a red spot.
Please, if somebody could give me any tips of something I can do to really help my son, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Story posted 08-17-07 SLE
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