Dizziness is a feeling of
lightheadedness. Fainting is a loss of consciousness. Both can also cause a mild
headache, feeling nauseated or “queasy,” and disorientation or confusion. It is very
normal for a child who has fainted to have small muscle twitches or jerks. However,
these are different from a seizure in that they are very brief and in different muscle
groups. In most cases, your child will regain consciousness on their own and should
no lasting problems beyond several minutes of the event. See your child's healthcare
provider if they have persistent symptoms.