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why are my newborns hands and feet purple

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Peeling skin: Yes normal baby's skin can peel a few days to weeks after birth. This is a normal phenomenon.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Rheumatologist: From your description sounds like you have periodic low platelets, probable Raynauds phenomenon,aches, fatigue. Suggest you see a Rheumatologist.
Dr. Ashesh Patel
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Start with PCP.....: Start with your primary care doctor. He will talk with you, do an exam and run some bloodwork. He may refer you to see a rheumatologist, allergist, ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
PCP, dermatologist,: Not allergist. Raynaud disease can be associated with autoimmune disorders, so a rheumatologist may be needed. Protect hands and feet from cold. Some ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Have to : Be careful for chilblains when going out in the cold. May have Raynaud's.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience Psychiatry
Raynaud's: Although there are many potential causes, one in particular that is more common is raynaud's. If the symptoms typically worsen with contact with cold ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Cold hand and feet: This is often associated to raynaud's disease. Have your chil checked by pediatrician.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Normal in newborns: Newborns will have purle hands and feet and around the mouth can be a little purple. Truly purple lips and mouth need to be evaluated. Acrocyanosis i ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Heat conservation: Babies have some systems that conserve the heat their metabolism creates.Shifting blood flow from the top skin to the deeper skin, often gives a darke ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Peripheral cyanosis: What is the color of her lips & tongue? Does she get shortness if breath with any effort ? Please take your baby to your pediatrician to evaluat ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Cold hands: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are probably too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
May have: Raynauds. See md for referral.

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