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What Does Purple Hands And Feet Mean In A Baby
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
@ 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
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?
M.D. visit: Newborns may have discoloration of their hands and feet when they are born. As they transition to room air, this resolves. The baby needs to be seen and her doctor will most likely measure an oxygen saturation and her blood count to start with. I hope that this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty normal: Older children and adults control their temperature if they are cold or ill by decreasing circulation to the hands, feet and area around the mouth, reducing heat loss and causing these areas to look bluish. Normal infants and toddlers can have this reaction at random times unrelated to temperature. If a child is blue all over, or has breathing problems or fainting, more evaluation is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 1 yo just got over hfm disease 3 weeks ago, now has bouts of purple hands and feet with red blotches. Can this wait until her check up in 3 wks?
Get it checked?:
Purple hands and feet I
we do not know if the rash and blisters had resolved before this purple hnds ;feet appeared now or it was change over of the original rash and blisters.
If the symptoms came after all had cleared up, than see your pediatrician
otherwise wait till the check up in three weeks. ...Read more
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
There are many causes of cold extremities. You are probably too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live in up north.
If it is very bothersome I would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more
May have: Raynauds. See md for referral.Get a more detailed answer ›
Acrocyanosis: Being cold causes vasoconstriction (tightening down) of the blood vessels in the periphery. This is called acrocyanosis. Hands and feet (and lips too) turning blue is usually from this and rarely a sign of heart disease, but you can check the tongue and inside of the mouth -- if these parts are pink when the hands/feet/lips are blue, then it is unlikely to be related to the heart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughters hands and feet are purple but it isn't cold here what could be causing this? She 14 months old
Peripheral cyanosis: What is the color of her lips & tongue? Does she get shortness if breath with any effort? Please take your baby to your pediatrician to evaluate her heart, she also needs consult with pediatric cardiologist. Good luck & take care. ...Read more
See a neurologist: A lot more info. Is needed. See a neurologist. ...Read more
How serious is it that my hands and feet are almost always cold? Rarely do they turn a different color, like a purple tint.
Have to: Be careful for chilblains when going out in the cold. May have Raynaud's. ...Read more
My hands and feet keep going really cold. And my feet and knees seem to go a really deep purple colour in places. Why is this? Thanks
Cold/purple hands/ft: Seek medical attention this week. Seems to fit Raynauds disease/phenomenon which is vasospasm in finger and toes related to cold or stress. Hyperactive response of the vessals. Is either primary of unknown cause or related to a underlying autoimmune disease, thyroid, lyme, carpel tunnel, MS. Worsened by caffeine and smoking, lo magnesium, drugs (like ADHD, b-blockers, bromoncriptine), repetitive work. ...Read more
Eczema?: Eczema would be my first guess (possibly with a secondary fungal infection). Unfortunately Donna to diagnose skin issues one must always see and feel the lesions. Can try treating with moisturizer several times a day along with mild steroid cream like cortisone combined with any OTC antifungal cream. If there in no improvement in 2 weeks time, please see your healthcare provider for evaluation. ...Read more
Why is my RT hand & foot colder than my LT? My RT hand turns purple, I experience n/t in my RT hand & foot. I have vericose veins in my RT leg.
Even when I am really hot, my hands and feet are freezing. I go purple very often. Do I have bad circulation?
Raynauds: This is raynauds disease. See a rheumatologist for treatment options and also an evaluation to see if this could not related to any underlying diseases. ...Read more
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?
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