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How can I cure my blue lips?

How can I cure my blue lips?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

Blue Lips (Definition)

Blue lips - blue discoloration of lips is likely due ...Read more


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What does it mean if you have recurrent blue lips?

What does it mean if you have recurrent blue lips?

Low oxygen level: Bluish discoloration of the skin or lips is called cyanosis, and is generally caused by a low oxygen level or vasoconstriction. Typical causes are lung disorders, or particular types of heart defects or congestive heart failure. Extreme cold can cause vessel constriction leading to cyanosis. If the condition persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Which is the cause of blue lips and gums in toddlers?

A slight bluish: Tinge in dark-skinned people is a variant of normal from melanin pigmentation; but a prominent bluish color needs to be evaluated for low oxygenation. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to always have such pale/blue lips?

What could be causing me to always have such pale/blue lips?

Many 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

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Can blue lips be a sign of a drug overdose?

Can blue lips be a sign of a drug overdose?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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My one year old has had blue lips off and on for a week. Any suggestions?

My one year old has had blue lips off and on for a week. Any suggestions?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What can I do if my one year old has had blue lips off and on for about a week. Any suggestions?

Need to see MD: Blue lips can be a sign of many things, some serious. Your child needs to see a physician asap. ...Read more

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My mom had blue lips.Why?

Hypoxia ????: Could represent inadequate oxygenation. She needs evaluation with her physician unless she's a mbrr of the polar ice swimming club & this was a temporary phenomenon after a polar lunge. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are blue lips a sign of pulmonary disorder?

Are blue lips a sign of pulmonary disorder?

Blue lips=MD visit: Blue (cyanotic) lips are never a good sign. There can be heart or lung disease, but regardless of the cause, make you get it checked out as soon as possible! ...Read more

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What should I do if I have blue lips and a really cold mouth?

What should I do if I have blue lips and a really cold mouth?

Call the Hospital: Lie down, call the hospital and get someone to take you if you are not feeling well. Blue lips and cold sensations are often related to the lack of blood flow (oxygen) and often lead to fainting among other things. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause blue lips?

Maybe: Blue lips are usually related to a reduced blood oxygen level. If you have raynauds, this could be a cause. Lupus itself should not cause blue lips unless issues like major cardiac or pulmonary involvement is present. Speak with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My 10 days old newborn has blue lips. What does this mean?

Urgent evaluation: Blue lips may be due to low oxygen saturation of hemoglobin (blood) and may be a sign of central nervous system, cardiac, pulmonary or blood disorder. This should urgently be evaluated by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why does the cold cause you to be pale and get blue lips and fingertips?

Reynaud's...: Cold causes small blood vessel's to go into spasm, the so-called reynaud's phenomenon. It can be treated with calcium channel blocking drugs, like Procardia or nimotop (nimodipine). It is related to Insulin resistance, so avoiding simple carbs is a good idea to prevent it. ...Read more

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What causes people to turn pale with blue lips and become extremely weak?

What causes people to turn pale with blue lips and become extremely weak?

Many 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

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Hello , is there a treatment or some kind of gel for blue lips due to cigarette?

No: Blue skin is cyanotic skin. If it does not get the oxygen it needs will die.
Better quit smoking or have a lot of unpleasant side effects from the necrotic skin of the lips.Check your local pharmacy for smoking cessation patches or pills. There are also prescription strength meds available from a physician. ...Read more

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Son of 2 years old has blue lips and is vomiting. Advice?

Son of 2 years old has blue lips and is vomiting. Advice?

See your doctor now: 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

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Are blue lips a symptom of a heart attack?

Are blue lips a symptom of a heart attack?

Not really: Cyanosis may occur with cold, hypoxia, shock, pulmonary disease, emphysema. So, it is significant to identify and seek the specific cause. Blue babies were identifiers of congenital heart disease. ...Read more

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Blue lips cold hands and feet, what to do?

Have it evaluated: These may be symptoms of raynauds disease. ...Read more

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Occasionally, I have been getting blue lips, i'm 19 year old and a asthmatic. What does it mean when my lips go blue?

Occasionally, I have been getting blue lips, i'm 19 year old and a asthmatic. What does it mean when my lips go blue?

Medications/M.D.: This is a very serious symptom and can indicate that your oxygen level is low. If your asthma is not under good control, additional medications may be used. It is important to speak with your physician as soon as you can. If you are allergic to dust, mold, pet dander, or other allergens, try to clean extensively and avoid these triggers. If you are allergic, on high pollen days keep windows closed. ...Read more

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My son who is 11 has blue lips, i suffer from cardiomyopathy. It is genetic. What are some treatment options for him?

My son who is 11 has blue lips, i suffer from cardiomyopathy. It is genetic. What are some treatment options for him?

Evaluation: Many cardiomyopathies are genetic in origin, and often the inheritance pattern is autosomal dominant. Regardless of signs of symptoms, you son is at risk for cardiomyopathy (either dilated or hypertrophic) and he should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist comfortable with evaluating patients with a family history of cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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I have brugada sign on ECG but no other symproms. I occassionally get blue lips for no apparent reason, could they be linked?

Blue lips: it is unlikely that your ECG abnormality and blue lips are linked, there can be structural defects of the right ventricle in Brugada patient's; so please check with your doctor's regarding evaluation possibly with imaging. If true Brugada is confirmed by a ECG analysis and/or genetic testing further intervention may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have been getting blue lips for a while now in my pregnancy. Oxygen is normal and have had an echo done .. was told results are normal.

There are many: normal vascular and blood volume changes that occur during pregnancy. Your blue lips may just be a sign of this modification of your normal physiology and will resolve after delivery. If your Echo and oxygenation are good it is unlikely to be anything serious. Follow the recommendations of your health care professionals. ...Read more

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Could blue lips and nail beds be an allergic reaction to peanuts?

If severe: Blue lips and nail beds suggests cyanosis, which could be signs of a severe allergic reaction. If this were the case, one would be severely ill with difficulty breathing and require immediate medical attention. If these were the only symptoms, further evaluation would be necessary to assess for another explanation. ...Read more

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What could cause blue lips & hands on a 2 yr old that testing at e.R. Would miss? No other symptoms he was not cold sick etc. Lasted several hours.

What could cause blue lips & hands on a 2 yr old that testing at e.R. Would miss? No other symptoms he was not cold sick etc.  Lasted several hours.

It depends;see below: Were his tongue or feet blue, too? In addition to a thorough physicial exam with special attention to heart and lungs, vital signs including temp, respirations, pulse and BP (in arm and leg) and oxygen saturation would help point out if any additional evaluation should be done. Let your son's doctor know what's been going on to see if any additional testing or referral is needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible that blue lips and nail beds be a symptom of peanut allergy?

Is it possible that blue lips and nail beds be a symptom of peanut allergy?

Blue lips/nails: Blue lips and nail beds are a sign of not having enough oxygen in the blood and if the allergy is so bad that the person cannot breath well then you can see this, but before that the perosn will have other symptoms. See ur doc asap if you have blue lips and nail beds on an ongoing basis. If breathign difficulty call 9-1-1. ...Read more

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My daughter have cold extremities and tinge blue lips then after 30min high fever appear, what can I do in this situation and what can the cause?

Go see doctor now: Without being to examine your daughter and getting more of a history, having a high fever with cold extremities and bluish lips could be the signs of a very serious, even life threatening infection. It may not be this dire, but you at least need to speak with a health provider immediately to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant I am 1 CM dilated and I am pale with blue lips. What is going on?

Breathless?: Are you short of breath? Are you bleeding? If the answer to either of those is "yes" (or even, "I'm not sure"), you should call your OB right now. ...Read more

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Could my sore/stiff neck and waking up with peeling blue lips for a month with headache be meningitis ?

Could my sore/stiff neck  and waking up with peeling blue lips for a month with headache be meningitis ?

Not bacterial.: The fact that you have had this stiff neck for 1 month, makes bacterial meningitis unlikely. You likely have torticollis (stiff neck) from poor sleep mechanics. This can cause headache due to muscle spasms. Blue lips suggests circumoral cyanosis. You should see a medical provider ASAP. The combination of blue lips and headache could mean that you are not getting enough oxygen. ...Read more

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Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis & baby sometime gets blue lips and tongue, what to do?

Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis & baby sometime gets blue lips and tongue, what to do?

Pediatric cardiologi: Who has a bicuspid aortic valve, parent or baby?Take baby to pediatric cardiologist, several to choose in cleveland. Baby needs an echocardiogram, possibly cardiac ct or mri. How old is the baby?Do not waste time , take baby today. ...Read more

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Child 8 no appetite weight loss dizzy episodes grey skin colour changes blue lips then ok again, having funny spells vision blacks out dark sunk eyes?

Child 8 no appetite weight loss dizzy episodes grey skin colour changes blue lips then ok again, having funny spells vision blacks out dark sunk eyes?

Distress.: The child sounds in distress and needs to be taken to ER immediately. There are many possibilities such as juvenile diabetes, cardiac or lung problems, infection, thyroid issues, adrenal crisis etc. but the child needs IV fluid and immediate work-up and most likely hospitalization. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Have idiopathic dcm and a bi vent icd. I have times of blue lips and short of breath. Checked oxygen was 98%. Ok but my resting heart 99-110. Feel bad?

O2 sat: The pulse oximetry records arterial oxygen saturation. What you are likely see, especially with your condition is venous congestion that is causing the blueness of your lips and skin. The pulse ox does not measure the venous side. There are rare conditions that can fool the pulse ox (esp older models) like methemoglobinemia, but your story points more to vein congestion with decrease o2 there. ...Read more

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5yr old diagnosed with pro had recurring pneumonia coughing up blood. On long term antibiotics has blue lips a lo. Could this be linked to the pro?

5yr old diagnosed with pro had recurring pneumonia coughing up blood. On long term antibiotics has blue lips a lo. Could this be linked to the pro?

What is Pro?: The treating physician is the best person to ask. I am sorry to hear your son suffering like this. I am sure with your love and doctors caring treaent he will be better. ...Read more

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Just found out she has a pfo had lots of pneumonia been in hospital a lot. On long term antibiotics has blue lips a lot heart rate 115 is this all ok?

Hard to say: Most of us have a tiny PFO that never has any impact on our life. Blue lips suggests one of many possible issues. A heart rate of 115 is in the normal range for an awake 4yo. Recurrent pneumonia is worrisome and often tied to other diagnoses. We can best help when your background info is adequate and question specific. The public site is not a chat,so your questions are not linked. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for when a possible tiny piece of food is lodged or trapping your airways way in the back of throat? Major facial & lip swelling, all over top half of body redness with tingling, lips a hint of blue, the feeling of ear plugs in ea

What is the medical term for when a possible tiny piece of food is lodged or trapping your airways way in the back of throat? Major facial & lip swelling, all over top half of body redness with tingling, lips a hint of blue, the feeling of ear plugs in ea

Hello. : Hello. A foriegn body (including food) which is trapped in the airway and makes breathing difficult is a partial airway obstruction. A foriegn body that completely prevents breathing is a complete airway obstruction. I don't know what you are describing. But if you have swelling of your lips and face with difficulty breathing this could be a major allergice reaction. If that is the case - call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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