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Blue Feet (Overview)

Blue feet may be seen immediately after a baby is born in response to cold temperatures and changes in the baby's circulation.


Blue Feet (Overview)

Blue feet may be seen immediately after a baby is born in response to cold temperatures and changes in the baby's circulation.


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What would couse a28year old male to have blue feet. And no felling in them?

What would couse a28year old male to have blue feet. And no felling in them?

↓Blood Flow Cyanosis: What you have described is consistent with slowed blood flow. Because of this the blood is no longer red but maroon (pink vs. Blue as seen through the skin), called cyanosis. May be due to venous outflow obstruction, e.g. Clots or ? arterial: chronic: skin color usually pale/yellowish, (? blood); acute may be blue. Either possible basis for ? blood flow, tingling & then ? sensation. Emergency! ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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1 yo doin 4 albuterol breathe treatments/day due to RSV & possible infiltrate.After treatments, hands & feet turn blue & cold & gets red face.Normal?

1 yo doin 4 albuterol breathe treatments/day due to RSV & possible infiltrate.After treatments, hands & feet turn blue & cold & gets red face.Normal?

Mgt/workup: The baby should be evaluated in the ED. Any blue coloration of the skin is not normal. The baby should be kept warm, but not over bundled. A good rule of thumb is that one more layer of clothing than older children should be worn. Some causes of the discoloration include changes in circulation, loss of body heat during the treatment or low oxygen. ...Read more

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I'm a 28 year old female. I get discomfort behind my knees and blue feet from sitting? My hands turn purple sometimes too. Is this ok?

I'm a 28 year old female. I get discomfort  behind my knees and blue feet from sitting? My hands turn purple sometimes too. Is this ok?

2 possible reasons: One reason would be poor circulation from your veins. The second could be a problem with the thermostatic mechanism in the brain that regulates how you respond to temperature changes. This can be a raynaud's phenomenon or acrocyanosis. ...Read more

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My daughter gets blue hands and blue feet when she gets cold is that raunauds?

My daughter gets blue hands and blue feet when she gets cold is that raunauds?

Yes: Raynaud's syndrome (or blanching of the limbs) is exactly what you describe . However this is not a disease--it is a syndrome which can be caused by multiple disorders. This needs evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my son always have blue feet?

Why does my son always have blue feet?

Age/weight/symptoms: It is common for newborns & infants in the first months to shift circulation away from the feet & hands when they are in a room cooler than body temperature. This is an energy saving event.Stick the same foot or hand in warm water & it is suddenly pink. ...Read more

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What would couse a28year old male to have blue feet. And no felling in them?

↓Blood Flow Cyanosis: What you have described is consistent with slowed blood flow. Because of this the blood is no longer red but maroon (pink vs. Blue as seen through the skin), called cyanosis. May be due to venous outflow obstruction, e.g. Clots or ? arterial: chronic: skin color usually pale/yellowish, (? blood); acute may be blue. Either possible basis for ? blood flow, tingling & then ? sensation. Emergency! ...Read more

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Why do I often have blue feet when standing on bathroom floor?

Why do I often have blue feet when standing on bathroom floor?

Blue feet?: Do you have blue feet on a different floor? This almost sounds like a riddle and if so i would answer there is blue paint on the bathroom floor. On a serious note: if the floor is cold - the floor could induce a raynaud's type of phenomenon. People with bad venous problems get something called "dependent rubor", but this is really red or red purple. Blue is usually a color to visit a doc over. ...Read more

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Blue feet at 59 years old? Stopped smoking 30 years ago.

Blue feet at 59 years old? Stopped smoking 30 years ago.

All the time?: This can most commonly be caused by a blockage in circulation or a problem in the nervous system. You need to see a doctor to evaluate this situation, as it can be a serious one. ...Read more

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