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Infant getting disturbed on not getting attention or food, difficulty breathing, turns blue, passes out. Should I be worried?

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10 month old baby gets so disturbed when he does not get attention or food, that he can't breathe, turns blue, and passes out.
Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 in Parenting
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 4 hours later

Thanks for your query.

The reaction of the baby on not getting attention is a normal phenomenon.

What you have to concentrate is the dyspnea(difficulty in breathing) and the cyanosis (blue discolouration).Both these symptoms point in your child having a congenital heart disease.

Also in babies with congenital heart diseases irritability or agitation can be expected symptom.

I would strongly suggest you to consult a paediatrician who after examining the baby can rule out any suspected heart diseases.

If you face any such episode in the baby anytime again then taking him in a open air environment is a essential.As the bluish discolouration is due to improper oxygenation.

Wish you good health.

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