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A 45-year-old male asked about a male:

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?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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.

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