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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Blue Skin Or Lips

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Blue Colored Skin (Definition)

Cyanosis is a bluish color to the skin or mucus membranes due to a lack of oxygen in the blood. ...Read more


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Do lots of people get blue skin tone, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get blue skin tone, or is it unusual?

Unusual: This is unusual and should be checked by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening. ...Read more

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What is the chance that blue skin is caused by asthma exacerbation in children? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that blue skin is caused by asthma exacerbation in children? What are the usual symptoms?

Unlikely: If an asthma attack is very severe it can lead to respiratory failure where, the oxygen level can decrease and lead to cyanosis (bluish color of the lip and around the mouth). This is a very late sign in an asthma attack and an emergency. The usual signs of asthma in children is relentless cough, wheezing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Does black lung lead to blue skin?

Does black lung lead to blue skin?

Possibly: One cause of blue skin is not having enough oxygen in the blood so instead of being bright red the blood has a darker color. Since black lung keeps the lungs from getting enough oxygen into the blood it can lead to skin in the extremities looking blue. ...Read more

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Does tracheoesophageal fistula lead to blue skin?

Does tracheoesophageal fistula lead to blue skin?

Yes, cyanosis: Food or fluid in the lungs may diminish oxygenation of blood, leading to a bluish color of the skin (cyanosis). ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with blue skin tone?

Depends: Depends on the doctor and their patient load. I would imagine a pulmonologist, or lung doctor, probably sees more "blue" patients than a neurologist. Pathology also sees its fair share :). ...Read more

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Can unexplained blue skin be caused by ventricular septal defects?

Rarely: A large vsd that is untreated can lead to the development of pulmonary hypertension during childhood. It worsens over time and ultimately results in shunting of blood from the right ventricle through the vsd into the aorta and causing cyanosis (blue skin). ...Read more

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