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Small child, distended subclavian vein, blue lips and nose. Due to blood clots?

18 month old had cellulitis after 18 month shot. Had 4 iv of antibiotics , 5 days oral antibiotics. Subclavian vein has been distended for 1 month on arm where shot received, also looks like a ll way to heart is distended. Yesterday when napping lips were blue, today nose went blue. Have to wait for 6 weeks for ultrasound to rule out blood clot, should we just take her to er next time something goes blue? Why would veins be distended in baby?
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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as per you, the baby had developed cellulitis of one arm for which he got tretament and now you are noticing blue lip and nose.

most of your history is not adequqte to reach an diagnosis. blue lip and blue nose means he/she is developing cyanosis. now cyanosis is of varying type and causes also varies.

wanted ask some more questions... is your child look sick? is he/she breathing normally or there is any breathlessness? is the tongue is also blue (side/ tip of tongue)?

sometimes due to cold also the lip and nose becomes blue due to vasoconstriction but these sign may also represent central or mixed cyanosis and the undertlying cause may be a serious one. i dont want to frighten you but, i ll strongly advise you to check with your pediatrician as soon as possible.

he/She will properly examine the baby including his/her chest and heart and tell you better.
Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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