Preschool - Breath-Holding Spells

Breath-Holding Spells (Preschool)

Breathholding is common and often happens if the child has had a sudden shock or pain, or is angry or upset. It is not voluntary (i.e. not on purpose) and can look very frightening as children can go blue or even lose consciousness. Despite this, the attacks aren’t dangerous and children will usually outgrow them by the age of 5 years. This page is a good summary:

This Australian factsheet for parents from the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne answers some common questions. Click here

Preschool - Breath-Holding Spells

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