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When should I get medical help if a person faints?

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Call 911 if a person has fainted and they have:

  • Blue lips or face
  • An irregular or slow heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Trouble being awakened
  • Confusion

From: Fainting Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Children's Hospital, Colorado: "Fainting."

Carnegie Mellon University Student Affairs Health Services: "Fainting."

Family Doctor: "Fainting."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Children's Hospital, Colorado: "Fainting."

Carnegie Mellon University Student Affairs Health Services: "Fainting."

Family Doctor: "Fainting."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 17, 2017

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