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Blue lips in a toddler

Patient: Sometimes my two year old granddaughter wakes from a nap with blue lips. What might be the cause. I never experienced it with my children.

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your question. A blue colour to the lips in young infants is indeed a cause for concern. This is caused by a condition known as cyanosis. In infants, cyanosis could be a symptom of a congenital heart defect that causes the reduction of oxygenated blood flow to various parts of the body. We strongly recommend that you take your granddaughter to consult a pediatric cardiologist in order to determine the cause of cyanosis.Thank you for consulting AskTheDoctor.com

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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