bluish color to the skin or mucous membrane that is usually due to a lack of oxygen in the blood. Blood that has lost its oxygen is dark bluish-red. People whose blood is low in oxygen tend to have a bluish color to their skin. This condition is called cyanosis.
HOW IS BLUISH COLOR ON LIPS AND FACE DIAGNOSED?
A non-invasive pulse oximeter is used to measure the oxygenation of the blood. Arterial blood gases (ABG’s) are drawn to measure oxygenation and determine other factors causing skin discoloration.
HOW IS BLUISH COLOR ON LIPS AND FACE TREATED?
Treatment of this condition is usually done on an emergency basis, especially if the normal colour does not return even after massaging the area, and also if dizzy spells and fainting persist.
DID YOU KNOW?
Blue lips are indicative of a serious health condition that requires immediate medical help.