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Why is my daughter's skin bluish?

Q: My 15-month-old daughter has cough and runny nose. She was taken to the hospital for febrile seizure. I have noticed that her skin is bluish; her face is pale but her mouth and feet are bluish. She acts normally, she is still as actib\ve as she has been and eats normally. The doctor didn't seem to be too concerned about it. Please advise.

A:If the hands and feet are really blue all the time and specially if it increases during a bout of cry, it is a good idea to check her oxygen saturation by pulseoximeter, which would be available in any of the hospitals in your locality. If this is fine, you can ignore it.

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