Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: DEE | 2010/10/29

Q.

son 2and half years old

Dear prof
my son is 2and half years old if he falls accidently at home he cries and turns blue and does not breathe
what do i do in this case Please help me thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a common problem at this age called 'breath-holding attacks'. It is a temporary problem but can give parents a big fright. Your son will always start breathing again by himself. It will help to gently blow on his face if he has one of these breath-holding attacks again.

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