What is the outlook for breath-holding?
Most children will not experience any long-term harm from breath-holding spells and will grow out of these episodes by the time they reach 6 years of age. The long-term effects for pallid breath-holding spells are isolated to an increased risk of faintness episodes in adolescence and adulthood.
Author: Nikki Wallis
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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