There are definite criteria for steroid treatment of hemangiomas in children. Once these criteria are met, therapy should be instituted early. Side-effects have been minimal. A patient with capillary, cavernous, and port-wine hemangiomas is reported. There was no response in the port-wine hemangiomas, but prompt and satisfactory response occurred in the capillary-cavernous types.
Lasser AE, Stein AF. Steroid Treatment of Hemangiomas in Children. Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(4):565-567. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620250049017