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Child having purple lips. Underlying cause?

Feb 2014
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my daughters says her lips our purple since monday
Posted Wed, 27 Mar 2013 in Pigmentation Problems
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 42 minutes later
Hi XXXXXXX and welcome to XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.

From description it seems Your daughter might be suffering from lack of oxygen in the blood termed s cyanosis.

Blue lips may be caused by conditions, events or environments that are short term in nature including:
• Exposure to extreme cold
• High altitude
While often caused by congenital heart defects, it can also be caused by septic shock, seizures or lung issues such as pneumonia, asthma or croup.

Whether or not your child has any of these other signs or symptoms, he should have an evaluation by his pediatrician as soon as possible.
Treatment for your daughter's blue lips depends on the cause.

Hope this will help you. Please do write back if you have any additional concerns.

Wishing her good health...

Dr Saurabh Gupta.
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