Since my son was 10 months old his hands and feet turn blue and get very cold off and on through the day. We have gone to the doctors office, seen 4 different doctors, none of them can tell me why. they say he'll grow out of it, or dress him warmer. Just before his 1st birthday we were eating breakfast and his hands and feet were blue. But as i feed him his eggs i felt this lips were cold. his tongue and lips were blue and he was shivering. i took him into the doctors again, saw a 5th doctor, still no answers. He is 13 months now, and still turning blue. We live in Iowa, so it is cold here, but the house is 68F, new windows so not to drafty. If anyone has a suggestion on what to do, or has this problem with there child please let me know. Thank you.


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Jan. 25, 2010 at 7:06 AM

Here's a bump for you. I have the same problem with my son and he's now 16. His pedi keep saying it's nothing but I think I'm gonna ask again next check up.

(you might want to post this in Advice for Moms Group)

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Jan. 28, 2010 at 12:25 AM

I'm going through this same issue too. I have any journal posts about it if you wanna check them out. My son is going to his pulmonologist tomorrow to discuss it further. No one has any idea why this is happening but it scares me to death and it's been getting severe in the last couple weeks. Hope you can find an answer soon!

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Sep. 2, 2011 at 12:13 AM

I have Raynodes Syndrom - maybe mention it to your doctor, because it's apparently not very common and some drs don't know about it - and this happened to me...keep him warm, and dressed in layers. And raise the temp a little...I need my place to be 70 at LEAST.

Good luck

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Mar. 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

My husband and I were stationed at Fort Lewis, WA  and my 23 month olds feet rarely turned colors, but in Dec. we moved to Fort Drum, NY where it is always below freezing.  His feet are always turning blue/purple (even in my house which is set about 68 degrees).  I have taken him to a few different doctors, finally found one that fits are family well, and she thinks it could be Raynodes Syndrom, BUT she also thinks it is just poor circulation, which most babies/toddlers have.  From what I have been reading, Raynodes doesn't tend to show up until a bit later in life.  But to make sure you keep  hands and feet warm all the time, they will get frost bit A LOT easier then kids w/out it.

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