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Should I consult a doctor about my baby’s purple feet?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Unless your baby is uncomfortable or having trouble breathing, it's not necessary.
Babies normally have purple feet and hands, which is why they get 9's on the apgar test instead of 10's. However if the baby has purple or bluish skin elsewhere, or lips they need to be seen immediately, as this could be a sign of heart or lung problems.

In brief: No

Unless your baby is uncomfortable or having trouble breathing, it's not necessary.
Babies normally have purple feet and hands, which is why they get 9's on the apgar test instead of 10's. However if the baby has purple or bluish skin elsewhere, or lips they need to be seen immediately, as this could be a sign of heart or lung problems.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Letrinh Hoang
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Infants centralize heat.
Their extremities can be a little mottled and the hands and feet purple. No worries especially if baby is eating, sleeping, pooping and peeing normally.

In brief: No

Infants centralize heat.
Their extremities can be a little mottled and the hands and feet purple. No worries especially if baby is eating, sleeping, pooping and peeing normally.
Dr. Letrinh Hoang
Dr. Letrinh Hoang
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