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Circumoral cyanosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   My 14 month old son, has started having some circumoral cyanosis, what could be the cause
Doctor :   k
User :   he is a noisy breather sometimes
Doctor :   sure we will assist you
User :   no other signs of distress is noted
Doctor :   i need to ask you few questions before we narrow down your diagnosis
User :   k
Doctor :   is there any heart problem?
User :   not that am aware of
Doctor :   noisy breathing since when?
Doctor :   is there any breathlessness on walking or running for a distance or doing some work
User :   since birth, we have had scopes, all they could find was a large tongue, but he doesnt have a large tongue now
User :   no
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   may be due to obstruction dyspnea the oxygen content in the blood is reduced so he is cyanosed
User :   I had told his pediatrician that he has done this in the past, but yesterday was the worse, he was walking around laughing and playing during it
Doctor :   there can be due to respiratory infections also
User :   yes, no fever noted
User :   slight runny nose that started today
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   that no need to worry
Doctor :   it is very common in this summer
Doctor :   viral infections
Doctor :   it goes on taking proper rest

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