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?
A non-invasive pulse oximeter is the simplest way to measure the oxygenation of the blood. Arterial blood gases are drawn to measure oxygenation and determine other factors that may be contributing to blue lips. A general physician diagnoses this.
HOW IS BLUISH COLOR ON LIPS AND FACE TREATED?
Treatment involves indentifying and correcting the underlying cause and restoring the oxygenated blood flow in the lips under the department of internal medicine
DID YOU KNOW?
Blue lips are indicative of a serious health condition that requires immediate medical help.