Before taking your child to a doctor for breath-holding spells, write down what typically happens. These descriptions will help you to give your child's doctor accurate information to make an initial diagnosis. Try to observe and record what happens before, during, and after the breath-holding spell. Keep the following questions in mind:
What situations occur just before your child has a breath-holding spell?
During a spell, does your child's skin color appear to become more blue-red or more pale?
How does your child act during a spell? Do your child's muscles twitch?
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics