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My toddler who is African American lips have gotten darker

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My toddler who is African American lips have gotten darker over the past few weeks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
I am sorry for his symptoms.

Are the lips dry?

Does he have any other symptom?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The lips have been a little dry but we have been moisturizing his lips. He is still very active.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the input.

Sorry for delay.

There was internet connection problem.

Dry lips can be dark in color.

The other possibility can be dermatitis.

In cold weather, low hemoglobin, lips can be bluish in color

Cyanosis or low oxygenated blood can be a factor but he does not have any other symptom.

Keep the lips moist as you are doing.

Vaseline can be used.

Give adequate fluid.

If the symptoms continue, take him to doctor for an evaluation.

I hope this information will be helpful.

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Wish his healthy life.