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My son has periods of dizziness and fainting since one month. Please advise.


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Published At May 6, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My 13-year-old son has periods of dizziness (around one minute or less) and fainting since one month. He also has wheezing and coughing since seven months.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Firstly, I would like to let you know that the dizziness your son is undergoing could be due to a number of reasons. I would like to brief on the concern.

  1. Anemia, resulting from decreased hemoglobin.
  2. Seizure, assuming your son has no previous history of seizure.
  3. Improper diet and water intake.
  4. Excessive physical activity and low blood pressure.

For now, I suggest:

  1. Taking him to a specialist, he needs to be monitored in person.
  2. A complete blood count (blood test) to rule out anemia.
  3. Make sure he has proper food and drinks with enough water at least nine glasses of water a day to help with blood pressure.
  4. Monitor him while he falls dizzy, and he might also need a head scan to rule out any pathology, again only under the specialist's supervision and consultation in person.
  5. As he is taking the right medications right now for respiratory issue, please continue the same.

Do not worry, your son will be fine. Do not take stress, it is nothing dangerous.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty
Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty


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