Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
171 Doctors are Online

Question, my 11 year old was running 2 miles, she

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Pediatrician, Pulmonology
Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 7264 Questions
Question
Question, my 11 year old was running 2 miles, she's a runner inside the gym and she said after her legs looked purple. Last night she took a hot half hour shower and her foot by her big toe, that bone under it, look bluish but went back to normal after her body temperature was normal. What could be causing this? She is very thin and has very fair skin. Could it just be the heat making the blood vessels come to the surface?
Mon, 5 Feb 2018 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Exercise and hot shower increase blood supply by vasodilation

Detailed Answer:
Hi...I understand your concern.

But usually this purple discoloration can occur during decreased environmental temperature. This is called Raynaud phenomena.

But exercise and hot water shower, increase the temperature of the kid. But this Raynaud phenomena cannot occur during exercise and hot shower, wherein the body temperature increases.

If you have an image of this skin turning purple, please upload it on this website. I will see and get back to you.

Also, please let me know if there is any family history of such skin condition in the family

Regards -. Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Question, my 11 year old was running 2 miles, she 20 minutes later
So what could be causing this?? It goes back to normal shortly after her body temperature returns to normal.
Follow-up: Question, my 11 year old was running 2 miles, she 3 minutes later
I don’t think it’s heart or lung related cause she runs a lot?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Looks like Raynaud like phenomena

Detailed Answer:
Hi...I agree with you that it is not heart or lung related.

Please get back to me with an image for the assessment.

Is there any family history of such issues.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Question, my 11 year old was running 2 miles, she 3 minutes later
No family history that I know of
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
I need images please

Detailed Answer:
Hi... I am happy that there is no family history. Skin conditions are best diagnosed only after seeing directly. I suggest you to upload photographs of the same on this website, so that I can guide you scientifically.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Question, my 11 year old was running 2 miles, she 8 minutes later
Ok thanks, I will see if it happens tomorrow and get a picture.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 50 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thank you - I will waiting for images

Detailed Answer:
Hi...thank you for getting back soon. I will awaiting for the images please.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor