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A 38-year-old female asked:

What to do when my 11mos.old babies turns blue when crying?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
See your doctor: Many infants between 9 months and 3 years old will have breath holding spells where they turn "blue" and can faint from holding their breath. These spells occur in response to pain or anger - always. Some kids will have some blueness around the lips (not the lips themselves) when crying and this can be normal. I would have my child seen to be sure it is a breath holding spell & nothing concerning.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
An evaluation for cardio-pulmonary disease is advised as well.
Oct 8, 2017
Last updated Oct 8, 2017

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