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amother




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Post  Sat, Oct 24 2020, 5:33 pm
I've noticed recently that my dd who is almost 2 often seems to have cold hands and feet that can go purple. She is dressed warmly enough, her body temperature feels fine. My house is always warm. I don't know whether to worry about it or that it's fine. I know in babies they can't regulate their temperature and it's quite common, but I don't remember noticing it before now, and whether that's still normal at her age.
I wouldn't mind some reassurance that I don't need to jump to scary heart conditions or other serious medical issues.
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amother




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Post  Sat, Oct 24 2020, 7:03 pm
Skip the worrying and just ask her pediatrician.
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amother




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Post  Sat, Oct 24 2020, 7:10 pm
[quote="amother [ Green ]"]Skip the worrying and just ask her pediatrician.[/quote

I'm waiting for an appointment, but until then I'm worrying, especially as she's very small for her age.
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Post  Sat, Oct 24 2020, 7:40 pm
you're the mom, it's your job to worry! could be something, could be nothing... you're doing the right thing by making the appointment. Only a thorough exam by a competent physician can provide some answers, not anonymous (or not anonymous) posters here. Try not to use Dr. Google, it'll only give you a lot of stress and headache. Heart
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amother




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Post  Sat, Oct 24 2020, 9:52 pm
It’s probably nothing concerning, but definitely talk to your pediatrician about it.
My son’s lips used to turn purple every now and then, and knowing he had a very minor heart murmur, I used to panic. But his pediatrician checked him out and reassured me there was nothing wrong. Some kids are more sensitive to temperature changes, etc. especially after a bath or pool. Rubbing him warm usually returns him to normal color.
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amother




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Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 5:12 am
Thanks, I spent way too long googling and obviously scared myself. Hopefully it's nothing. But I just hate having to wait ages until we can see the dr. And then dr takes one look and says no, nothing to worry about.
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ChanieMommy




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 5:17 am
It could be covid...

I would measure oxygen saturation...
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amother




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Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 7:39 am
ChanieMommy wrote:
It could be covid...

I would measure oxygen saturation...



Can you stop with this COVID meshugeis ?
Is this going to stay our new paranoia?
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