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my daughter lip and gums have just turn black and her lip ...

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my daughter lip and gums have just turn black and her lip has been dry this have been going on for at least two weeks please help she is 6 ear old
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. German replied 9 years ago.


You need to consult a pediatrician , to see what is really happening.

There are 3 possible reasons :

1- an infectious process

2- a melanin disorder ( the over production of melanin (brown pigment), produce this lips and gums darkening )

3- and cardiovascular disorders, are accompanied by blood circulation deficit , with lack of oxygen in distal tissues . Many patients with cardiovascular disorders , only present light symptoms like : dark coloration of lips ,gums, and in other cases, the patients only present a dark coloration in their fingers or toes.

Consult a pediatrician, he will evaluate your daughter and give her the adequate treatment .

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