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Parents should investigate any bluish color they spot on their baby's skin. Blue skin means the underlying blood has a blue cast rather than the nice pink color of blood with lots of oxygen in it. In most cases, it's normal and harmless as long as it's temporary.

From: When Your Baby's Skin Looks Blue WebMD Medical Reference

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Kliegman R., et al. . 19th edition. Saunders: Philadelphia, 2012. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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Kliegman R., et al. . 19th edition. Saunders: Philadelphia, 2012. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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