The Cause Of A Baby Crying Until His Face Turned Blue?
, my child from newborn to now 1 year old loves to cry which makes me worry + panic. he cried with a long breath without any sound until the lips, the circumference of the eyes, the face turned blue. I am afraid that he will suffocate and will not be able to exhale anymore. r n What is the first step I have to do when I cry like that? Please help. thanks.
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The appearance of skin or mucous membranes that turn blue in this condition is called cyanosis. Where in cyanosis is a medical, discoloration of the skin or mucous membranes turned blue due to lack of oxygen in the blood.
The emergence of cyanosis in infants, can be a sign of certain medical conditions for example in cases of congenital heart disease or CHD or an adverse reaction called Breath Holding Spell (BHS)
In most cases, babies who cry and turn blue in the face are Breath Hold Spells, where this condition is an episode of breathing that stops for a moment due to crying. These events are quite common and 90% occur early when children are 2 months to 2 years old. So that your child is 1 year old BHS can first appear. In general, this condition can persist until a 4-year-old child then becomes an 8-year-old child. When there is a breath stop that lasts for up to 1 minute, it can make the blood flow disrupted so that the tissue does not get oxygen, causing blueness, but a few moments later bluing will occur. disappear, and return to normal. This event can be triggered by pain, pain, panic, anger, fear or when crying. Some other causes of BHS can also be caused by iron deficiency anemia.
If you are still concerned about the problem, especially if the BHS incident is the first incident for your child, you can consult a pediatrician to get rid of any health problems. Next the doctor will determine whether the condition is a normal BHS response or if there are other health conditions that are disturbing. Even though in most cases the BHS response is harmless, if the patient is found subsequently the doctor can perform additional examinations or refer to a cardiologist for example if a heart failure is found on the examination.
Until now there has been no drug or special treatment that has been done to treat BHS. To reduce the incidence of BHS is to prevent triggers, for example triggers of fear, pain, or anger. recognize the emergence of BHS in your child and then minimize the conditions that can trigger the attack, but this situation tends to be difficult. If bluish or children do not breathe in a longer time for example more than 1 minute, immediately take the child to the nearest emergency room.
Besides BHS, cyanosis in children also needs to be watched as a sign of congenital heart disease (CHD). In PJB blood flow disorders can occur which causes the flow of oxygen to the tissue can also be disrupted, resulting in bluish or cyanosis. At first, blue can be caused when the child cries, but then the child can turn blue even without being triggered by crying, then the blue state can settle and not disappear within 1 minute, for example, in this condition immediately bring your baby to the ER. Here are some other signs and symptoms in children that you need to be aware of can be a sign of CHD:
Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or breathing quickly
Cyanosis or bluish lips, tongue and nails
Excessive sweating without triggering certain strenuous activities, especially when eating
Difficulty eating or lack of appetite
Difficult weight gain or decrease, growth and growth disturbed
If these signs are found, you should check your child to a pediatrician for further evaluation and direct examination of your child, so that it can be detected earlier the possibility of certain diseases and can be treated more quickly.
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