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8 yo flu shot today, was fine for about 5 min, then was in the rm while bro had lead test. turned very pale felt sick, almost passed out. Concerned?

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Dr. Joseph Oh
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

i don't believe so, sounds like your child had a vasovagal reaction from seeing his brother get his lead test.
This is very common in stressful situations such as getting shots or donating blood. Only a problem if it's recurrent. When it happens, have the person lie down w their legs raised at the first sign of an episode.

In brief: No

i don't believe so, sounds like your child had a vasovagal reaction from seeing his brother get his lead test.
This is very common in stressful situations such as getting shots or donating blood. Only a problem if it's recurrent. When it happens, have the person lie down w their legs raised at the first sign of an episode.
Dr. Joseph Oh
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: NOT REALLY

The kid was about to faint.
The muscle tone in your legs keep your circulation in balance until you get a "scary" event that suddenly drops that muscle tone.The blood then pools in dilated leg veins, you get light headed,pale & maybe see stars, and some faint. I've seen it in healthy 200 lb football players. Tendency is worth being aware of for in the future but not the sign of something bad.

In brief: NOT REALLY

The kid was about to faint.
The muscle tone in your legs keep your circulation in balance until you get a "scary" event that suddenly drops that muscle tone.The blood then pools in dilated leg veins, you get light headed,pale & maybe see stars, and some faint. I've seen it in healthy 200 lb football players. Tendency is worth being aware of for in the future but not the sign of something bad.
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