Shock Symptoms, Baby or Young Child

Shock is a life-threatening condition that may occur quickly after a sudden illness or injury. Babies and young children often have several symptoms of shock. These include: Passing out (losing consciousness). Being very sleepy or hard to wake up. Not responding when being touched or talked to. Breathing much faster…

Shock Symptoms, Baby or Young Child

Shock Symptoms, Baby or Young Child

Shock is a life-threatening condition that may occur quickly after a sudden illness or injury.

Babies and young children often have several symptoms of shock. These include:

  • Passing out (losing consciousness).
  • Being very sleepy or hard to wake up.
  • Not responding when being touched or talked to.
  • Breathing much faster than usual.
  • Acting confused. The child may not know where he or she is.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

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