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A 22-year-old female asked:

Hi. what could it be when my 7month old daughter constantly has cold hands and feet and sometimes goes a bluey purpley colour? thanks

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
M.D. visit: Sometimes these findings may be related to pulmonary or heart disease. I would suggest checking her temperature and following up with your doctor soon.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Likely normal: Babies are given several mechanisms to conserve body heat and direct their energy to growth rather loose heat to the room.Their cool hands or feet usually reflect this skill, shunting blood deep in the skin rather than stay on the surface. Dunk baby in warm water and see the skin blush pink immediately to verify this is true.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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