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What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

Normal in newborns: Newborns will have purle hands and feet and around the mouth can be a little purple. Truly purple lips and mouth need to be evaluated. Acrocyanosis is the technical name ofr the purple hands and feet and it improves with time. ...Read more

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What is a common hand, foot and mouth disease in babies?

What is a common hand, foot and mouth disease in babies?

Fever/spots/pain: Hfm is a viral gut infection. Some kids can have it & run a brief temperature & never show other symptoms. Some have fever, localized spots on their wrists & nothing else. Some have terrible mouth sores, spots on wrists/forearms/legs feet & around the bottom & have cramping & loose stools. So fever, loose stools &cramps, amount & location of blisters seem to be the main variables. ...Read more

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Do all babies who are exposed to hand, foot and mouth syndrome always get sick?

Do all babies who are exposed to hand, foot and mouth syndrome always get sick?

No: As with any exposure to virtually any infection ever, the one exposed does not always get sick, including infants. Many factors come into play, including the degree of exposure and the competence of the immune system of the one exposed. With many infections, symptoms become apparent within 2-4 days of the exposure. If you are concerned about your baby's health, let your pediatrician know. ...Read more

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My infant and toddler both have hand foot & mouth. Are they still contagious once the spots appear? Also my infant is 9mths old. Dangerous or ok?

My infant and toddler both have hand foot & mouth. Are they still contagious once the spots appear? Also my infant is 9mths old. Dangerous or ok?

Hand Foot and Mouth: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is usually not serious. The illness is typically mild, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 10 days without medical treatment. Complications are uncommon except for dehydration. Hand foot and mouth is contagious roughly for a few days before the symptoms appear untill they start to feel better and the spots and ulcers have healed over, so usually about 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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If my 2yo daughter's hands and feet sometimes get purple, does this mean she has an asd or vsd?

If my 2yo daughter's hands and feet sometimes get purple, does this mean she has an asd or vsd?

Not at all: Central cyanosis (blue all over) makes us worry about problems oxygenating the blood & could represent a lung problem or a shunt (extra connection) in the heart that might let blood cross from right to left & avoid the lungs. Peripheral cyanosis (blue hands, feet, lips, etc.) merely reflects sluggish blood flow through these peripheral capillaries. Very common in cold children, & not dangerous. ...Read more

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@ what age does DHA need 2 be introduced into child's diet? He is 4 months old. Also his feet & hands a little purple, is this bcause he is cold?

@ what age does DHA need 2 be introduced into child's diet? He is 4 months old. Also his feet & hands a little purple, is this bcause he is cold?

Unknown: Dha is an omega-3 fatty acid important for developing babies and children, so it is good to have some dha intake, either from breastmilk, formula, and/or foods. The problem is that it is not known how to tell if a baby has too little or too much dha, how much is needed, how much to give, nor how digestible or absorbable various dha brands are. Talking with a pediatrician can help with the details. ...Read more

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My.Baby.Been.Hospital.Her.Hands.And.Feet.Always.Cold.And.Goes.Blue/purple.They.Say.She.Has.An.Innocent.Murmour.And.Thin.Bood.Vessels. Should i worry?

My.Baby.Been.Hospital.Her.Hands.And.Feet.Always.Cold.And.Goes.Blue/purple.They.Say.She.Has.An.Innocent.Murmour.And.Thin.Bood.Vessels. Should i worry?

Blue hand /feet: Young infants commonly have cold and blue hands and feet. This is a normal thing for most very young infants. An innocent murmur is just that innocent and is not a problem. They will grow out of it. Many babies and young children have innocent murmurs. Sounds like in your baby these things are normal. ...Read more

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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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Could a child catch hand foot and mouth twice?

Could a child catch hand foot and mouth twice?

Yes: Although hfm is most often associated with coxsackievirus a16, the process does occur with other enteroviral strains (enterovirus 71 ; others). A child will develop immunity to an individual strain after an illness but be susceptible to other unrelated strains, much like there are different strains that cause the flu. ...Read more