Dizziness In Children

dizziness in children

[title size=”2″]Causes Of Dizziness In Children[/title]

Dizziness, also known as lightheadedness, can be a fairly common occurrence in children, but is not usually the sign of anything serious. However, if it occurs often it should be looked at by a family doctor.

One of the most common occurrences of dizziness is after a child has been playing and has been spinning round. It can also occur when the child sits up suddenly in bed or rolls over. The episode is intense, but only lasts for a brief period. This is easy to spot.

[title size=”2″]Ear Infections Can Cause Dizziness[/title]

Certain ear infections in children can also cause dizziness. If the inner ear becomes inflamed it can result in dizziness which can last for several days, but this should usually pass as the infection clears up. Antibiotics may help to speed up the process in some cases. There is also a disease that affects the ear called Meniere’s Disease. This causes a rapid build-up of fluid in the inner ear and is accompanied by an attack of vertigo which can last for several hours.

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar can also result in dizziness and can particularly affect children with diabetes. Low blood sugar levels can lead to other complications and medical advice should certainly be sought. Another cause of dizziness is anemia which is a deficiency of some nutrients in the blood, especially iron, oxygen, and vitamins.

[title size=”2″]Migraines Can Cause Dizziness[/title]

Children with migraine headaches may suffer dizziness, and this may be before a migraine attack or during the headache. It may even occur although there is no migraine headache.

Medications may cause dizziness as a side effect, so you should always read the label. However, the dizziness should pass when the medication is ceased.

[title size=”2″]Anxiety & Panic Attacks May Cause Dizziness In Children[/title]

Children who suffer from anxiety and/or panic attacks may also suffer from dizziness when an attack sets in. Once again, the dizziness should pass as the attack itself passes.

Another cause of dizziness can be dehydration or overheating. A simple remedy is to ensure that the child has plenty of fluids to drink and does not remain or play in the sun for too long.

Overall, dizziness in children should pass fairly quickly, but if it is accompanied by chest pain, blurred vision, nausea, fever, difficulty in walking, or hearing loss, then medical advice should be sought, you can contact your doctor or come see us at our family medical clinic in Whitefish, MT.


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