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Is it normal for my 4 yr old daughters lips to turn purple everytime she gets in the pool?

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Dr. Jeoffrey Wolens
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes it can be: People can have their lips turn purple for a few reasons. As water evaporates from the skin, it cools off the skin itself. When this happens, to keep the rest of the body warm blood vessels in the extremities and lips constrict reducing blood flow to the cold areas. The other reason is that she is getting too little oxygen. I would check with your doctor about this if u are worried.
Answered on Jan 29, 2017
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