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My child has spinal muscular atrophy, recently her hands, feet and backside have been very sweaty recently with cynosis around lips, what could cause?

My child has spinal muscular atrophy, recently her hands, feet and backside have been very sweaty recently with cynosis around lips, what could cause?

Aspiration pneumonia: Children with sma are prone to respiratory infections. They often have micro-aspiration into the lungs that can build up fluid that can result in pneumonia. When they start to feel ill they may show signs such as what you describe. She needs a thorough evaluation including pulse oximetry and chest x-ray. Do good pulmonary clearance and percussion and postural drainage. Catch it now! ...Read more

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Iam complaining from intermittent severe pain and cyanosis in right ear pinna relived by strong analgesics?

Iam complaining from intermittent severe pain and cyanosis in right ear pinna relived by strong analgesics?

Sounds dangerous: If you really have a blue ear, and it requires strong analgesics! Have you seen a doctor? If not, it's time to. It could be acrocyanosis, which is not dangerous but annoying. It usually affects other areas as well. Make sure nothing is putting pressure on the ear and that you don't stay in the cold. It might help to get some warming earmuffs and use those little hunting heating pads inside. ...Read more

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I have severe migrane-ish headaches every day(i drink lots of water& my eyes are fine) i also have anaemic like symptoms(including cyanosis)?

I have severe migrane-ish headaches every day(i drink lots of water& my eyes are fine) i also have anaemic like symptoms(including cyanosis)?

Need a good doctor: You should find a good doctor(a primary care doctor) who can examine you and run tests to find the cause of your ailments. Migraines have good treatment options available. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) first but there are other more potent drugs also available, if needed. ...Read more

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4y/o w/severe asthma had atelectasis in 1 lung, 3mnth ago. Dr said from asthma but he has recurring cyanosis & chest tightness. Is this normal?

4y/o w/severe asthma had atelectasis in 1 lung, 3mnth ago. Dr said from asthma but he has recurring cyanosis & chest tightness. Is this normal?

Not normal: can be expected with uncontrolled asthma, your child needs more follow up, and good adherence to treatment plan, uncontrolled severe asthma, can be unfortunately a killer, please get evaluated by an asthma specialist, either a pulmonologist or an allergist ...Read more

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What are the prognosis and best treatment options for pneumonia and pleural effusion my grandma started having symptom of abdominal pain and cyanosis on lips and hands and little shortness of breathe. She was admitted with diagnosis of pneumonia and was p

What are the prognosis and best treatment options for pneumonia and pleural effusion my grandma started having symptom of abdominal pain and cyanosis on lips and hands and little shortness of breathe. She was admitted with diagnosis of pneumonia and was p

I : I am so sorry that your grandma is going through that. Pneumonia is treated with antibiotics and oxygen, as you know. Pleural effusions in most cases resolve spontaneously as the pneumonia clears up, but in the case of severe pleural effusions, the patient sometimes needs to have drainage performed. It is rare that effusions need to be drained however. Most patients improve with antibiotics and supportive care. ...Read more

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Why is there cyanosis during hypoxia?

Why is there cyanosis during hypoxia?

Low oxygen: Cooling slows down metabolic process of circulatory system and oxygen levels fall. ...Read more

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Can cyanosis, blue nail beds occur when a person is dying?

Can cyanosis, blue nail beds occur when a person is dying?

Cyanosis in nail bed: Yes, cyanosis can occur in the late stages of life and represents a lack of oxygen getting into the blood. ...Read more