Hot to Handle Serious Convulsion Attack
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Nothing is more frightening to any parent than seeing his child have a serious convulsion. The attack is usually very dramatic, but lasts only a few seconds. The baby’s eyes roll upward and the body twitches violently. Most convulsions in young children are related to some infection in the nose and throat, or perhaps the onset of some more generalized childhood infection.
Here is what to do:
Call your doctor at once. While he is coming, place the baby in bed, face down, to allow the secretions to drain from the mouth. Cover his body with cool wet towel and place a small ice bag on the head.
Take the temperature rectally but not when the child is actually having a convulsion. Save any stool specimen for the doctor to see. Draw the blinds and keep the child quite. If he has a high fever, sponge him with slightly warm water.
When a child has convulsions but no fever, the trouble may be due to some form of epilepsy. Take the child to your family doctor for further diagnoses and treatment. fortunately babies rarely die from a convulsion, but they should always be given proper medical care without delay.