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Cyanosis - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Apr 23, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult if my baby has cyanosis?

You should immediately go to the emergency room (ER) physician at the nearest hospital, who will refer you to a neonatologist.
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2. How are cyanosis and hypoxia related?

Cyanosis is a late sign of hypoxia, where vasoconstriction of the peripheral blood vessels or decreased hemoglobin are responsible for the symptoms.
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3. Why does cyanosis occur?

Cyanosis occurs due to lack of oxygen in the blood.

4. Is cyanosis serious?

Yes. Cyanosis is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.

5. How can you quickly check for cyanosis?

Pulse oximetry, coupled with clinical symptoms can quickly diagnose cyanosis.

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Which age group people are more prone to this cyanosis?

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