PERIPHERAL CYANOSIS

This section only applies to babies in the first few months of life !!!

Purple, dark red or blue hands and feet are common and usually mean that your baby is cold. So long as your baby is otherwise well, then warm him or her up. If your baby acts ill, then call me immediately or take your baby to the emergency room. Sometimes the color change may be due to restrictive clothing or diapers, so be sure to check that this is not the cause.

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