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Small child, swollen lips, purple discolouration. Due to cold weather?

Hi I have a two year old the other day his lip began to swell I didn t know what it was from a friend informed me it could have been from the cold weather its been rainy in xxxxx and at night under 50 degrees the swelling went down but its still a little purple ,could it have been from the weather or something else much serious
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for your query.

It is unusual to have swollen lips due to cold weather. It is the fingers of both arms and legs which get affected more because of cold.

If the lips are purple and the finger tips are normal pink in colour then we need not worry as it could follow the swelling described by you. However if the finger tips are also blue then your child needs to be examined by a doctor. As the swelling has gone down and the lips are slightly discoloured then you can wait and observe; it should improve in the next 24-48 hours.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your child all the best.


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