Stork Bite

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What is stork bite?

Stork Bite

"Stork bite" is a common condition in newborns which is simply red mark caused by a group of tiny blood vessels visible throught the skin. It appears on the back of the neck where the skin is thin, and therefore the mark is more noticeable, particularly at times of stress. As a child's skin thickens, the stork bite will fade. By the age of 4 or 5 the mark will not likely be noticeable.



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