Children are prone to fainting owing to numerous causes – still, you can make some efforts from your end to safeguard your children against fainting or prevent it from happening if fainting is due to some manageable causes; anyway, prevention is always better.
- When children are involved in any sort of physical activities and are doing it continuously, then intervene and rest them for a while.
- Ensure that your kid is well hydrated especially when he or she is playing outside during hot weather or summer.
- Don’t let your kid stand and sit for long periods of time.
- When you see that your child is showing signs of anxiousness and deep breathing or breathing too fast, then go and support them. Allow them to just relax a bit.
- Ensure that children are not continuously tiring themselves to a point of exhaustion.
- When children are continuously moving around, playing, standing or sitting, allow them to take break.
- Avoid cramped, overheated and stuffy environments around children.
When you see that your child is about to faint or already fainted, make sure that space around is well aerated and ventilated. The area should not be too crowdy. If the child is standing, then support him/her in sitting, but don’t allow them to walk – and if the child is sitting, let him or her lie down on comfortable bed or couch. Loosen tight clothing, wipe the child’s face with a cool cloth and let the child be in reclined position until the child feels better.
Don’t let the child get up, stand and walk until the child feels much better to move again.
Don’t move your child if you think the
fall might have caused an injury.
Seek Emergency Care
Contact your child’s doctor about any fainting episode:
- If the child is having blurred vision, seems to be confused, having trouble speaking.
- If the child has rapid, heartbeat and chest pain.
- If the signs and symptoms seem to be of seizure.
- If the child was playing and looking physically active before fainting.
Seek immediate medical or emergency care if your child has fainted, fell and hurt during the fainting episode.