Seizures

This information is provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  For the complete first aid guide, click here.

If your child is breathing, lay them on his side to prevent choking. Make sure they are safe from objects that could injure them. Be sure to protect his head. Do not put anything in his mouth. Loosen any tight clothing. Start rescue breathing if your child is blue or not breathing. Call 911 or an emergency number for a prolonged seizure (more than 5 minutes).

Important note: The information contained here should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

 

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