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Convulsions

 

The cause of convulsion can be many, particularly in young children. The most common cause is high fever.
The child suddenly rolls up his eyes, clenches his teeth, his body stiffens and then starts shaking. He may pass urine or stool during the convulsion.

The convulsion can be very alarming but no attempt should be made to open the child’s mouth by any means because his teeth might be knocked off.
You make sure that he does not hurt himself.
Keep his head to one side so that in case he vomits, the vomit does not go into his air passages.

Stay with the child during the convulsion instead of running around in panic.
Loosen his clothes so that he can breathe easily.
The convulsion lasts only a minute or so, but if it is a prolonged one the doctor should be called immediately.

 


 
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