It is discoloration of skin due to lack of oxygen in the blood. It could also indicates an abnormal form of haemoglobin like in sickle cell anaemia. It can also be due to cold, constriction, or some other reason. If the lips remain blue, then there may be an underlying disease or structural abnormality.
HOW IS BLUISH COLOR ON LIPS AND FACE DIAGNOSED?
General physicians may conduct a complete physical examination and also evaluate other symptoms. If they suspect that a lung or a heart problem is causing the blue lips and face, they may order for a ECG or a CT scan or a MRI to confirm diagnosis
HOW IS BLUISH COLOR ON LIPS AND FACE TREATED?
Treatment for blue colour on lips and face varies with the cause of bluishness. If it caused due to lack of oxygen at high altitude or extremely cold weather, then appropriate steps need to be taken to increase oxygen content. If the bluish colour is due to choking or respiratory problems, then appropriate treatment needs to be done
DID YOU KNOW?
There are a lot of diseases associated with bluish color on lips and face. Hence, early diagnoses is important.