There are times when our skin appears to have a bluish hue, as when we are at high altitudes or in extremely cold temperatures. When it happens due to a health situation or is seen in the face of a newborn, it can send us into a panic.

Circumoral cyanosis can present as a serious condition requiring medical attention, or it may be a normal reaction for some. To distinguish when we should take action, let’s learn what signs to watch for and what to do in this situation.

What Is Circumoral Cyanosis?
To fully understand this condition, it is best to break down the meaning of its definition. Circumoral refers to the area surrounding or circling the mouth. Cyanosis refers to the bluish color of the skin resulting from low oxygen supply or blood circulation.

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