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    Default Tonsillitis and blue lips

    My daughter has had high temps (up to 39.6) for the last 2 days and has been miserable. This morning I noticed her lips looked a bit blue but she was very hot at the time. This afternoon, I took her to the GP and she was diagnosed with tonsillitis. I just had her outside for a little while (it's not very cold) and she's not cold to touch but she's cooler than her non-fever temp, and her lips look blue-ish again. She's not having any difficulty breathing. Has anyone else seen this before?

    ETA - she's 14 months old

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    Her lips blue but not tongue or finger tips/toes?

    Sorry to hear she's unwell.

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    Just checked, her tongue, finger tips and toes are all normal.

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    I'm not a dr.. but I've always been told that if the breathing was laboured or there's not enough oxygen the extremeties plus her tongue would tinge blue as well as her lips (seen it on my dd).
    Sounds weird. Maybe with the fever she's chilly etc?? Worth a call to the health line direct? If you're worried.

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    My 8 month old DD got blue lips and became very pale when having or about to have a febrile convulsion, maybe it's related to your daughters temps too?

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    I would go straight to hospital.

    I would think lack oxygen. Dd is about tk have her tonsils removed (13months)

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    I'd call the healthline, they're always good. My daughter has reoccurring tonsillitis and never had blue lips

    So sorry to hear your little one is sick

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    DD also had recurring tonsillitis but never blue lips.

    I do know from her swimming lessons as a toddler that blue lips are the first sign of being too cold. She may be feeling the cold more due to the fever.

    I agree to call the health line though to be on the safe side.

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    How did she go JR?

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    Thanks for your responses and for checking in this morning. Her temp got up to 40.1 through the night so I stripped her down to just a nappy and singlet and gave her Panadol and then checked her temp every 15 minutes for an hour and it quickly came down, last time I checked it was about 37 degrees. I kept checking her lips and they didn't go blue again thankfully. If it happens again today I'm going to take her back to the GP. She's still asleep (I haven't got to stay in bed past 8am for ages!) but I can hear her starting to stir so I'm sure she'll be awake soon. Here's hoping for lower temps through the day today, when it hit 40 degrees I was pretty scared!

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