Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: THEMBI | 2009/11/05

Q.

Skin colour changing

My daughter is going to be 8 months on the 16 Nov 09.
Her gums, lower &  upper lip are changing to a black colour. Is that normal.

She' s in the process of teething, could that be the problem?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This can be entirely normal in babies of African and Mediterranean parents.However it is not as common as one would expect and it is best to ask your paediatrician to see your baby just to be sure that all is well.

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