A 2-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

2 1/2 year old son has been ill with stomach bug--the runs & vomiting. his lips have appeared bluish for moments, during this time. is this a concern?

1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/not: I look at the inside of the eyelids to decide if a kids brain is getting enough oxygen & by default all other major organs. If you put your finger tip below the eye & tug down the lower lid is exposed & pink means good. A bluish tinge sometimes just means slowed blood flow through some areas. The lips are a common example.
Answered on Feb 8, 2019

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Vomiting: vomiting and diarrhea if return after it gets better could mean either there is a bacterial/parasitic infection that stool cx and analysis needs to be ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Bloating: The stomach will swell with excess air when the kid swallows it during or between feeds & it does not move down the GI tract as it would normally. ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
He needs to be check: He is vomiting blood and he should not waste any time and seek medical help, go to your doctor or er to be evaluated acidic taste can fe due to esoph ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Could be ...: It's possible he has multiple illnesses, but it's more likely that one illness is causing multiple symptoms.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month