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Why do my lips turn blue when I'm in cold water?



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sun055
why do my kid's lip's turn blue , while swimming

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May be your skin is very sensitive, therefore your lips turn blue in cold water.
So be careful. Or contact any doctor.




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Blood vessels are blue, but when they're filled with blood, they appear red. Swimming in cold water chills your body. To compensate, your outer vessels restrict blood flow to cut heat loss from these areas. This returns the vessels to their original color.

While this restriction happens across the surface of your body, it's more noticeable in your lips as they have a very thin layer of skin. You may also see this with your median vein, which runs close to the skin just below your wrist. The phrase "blue blood" comes from this vein, which was visible in pale-skinned medieval aristocracy, but not their tanned serfs.

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