Is children’s dizziness common?
In a community-based study of kids between the ages of 1 and 15, 8% reported having experienced vertigo, and 23% of those cases were severe enough to hinder movement.
It might be challenging for young children to describe their vertigo or dizziness sensations.
The three different sensory systems’ information does not match, which causes childhood vertigo:
Vestibular, Visual, Proprioceptive.
But compared to adults, infants and youngsters have a considerably harder time identifying vertigo.
Examining the young child who was dizzy
A large portion of the paediatric vestibular evaluation can be completed by keeping an eye on the child as they move from the waiting area into the consulting room.
The usual paediatric exam will consist of the following:
The gag reflex, tongue movements, and facial nerve function should all be examined.
What types of research may you conduct on the youngster who is dizzy?
Audiometry is required. If the child’s age or developmental stage warrants it, this should include a pure-tone audiogram or an alternative threshold assessment, such as visual reinforcement audiometry.
It may be necessary to do objective testing using brainstem auditory evoked responses.
Tympanometry ought to be done as well.
routine blood tests, another blood test, and testing to rule out anaemia
such is a brain MRI or CT scan
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