Fainting Care

Fainting is an abrupt, short loss of consciousness. It is a temporary loss of blood flowing to the brain. Your child may fall or and become unresponsive. Fainting is not usually a life-threatening problem. If your child has a heart condition and faints, you should seek emergency treatment. For others, a visit to BayCare Medical Group Pediatric Extended Care at Carrollwood can help. The provider will ask about your child's fainting episodes, the medicines they take and conduct a series of tests. Testing can reveal heart or neurological problems that may be the cause of the fainting.

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