Safety At HomeFirst Aid
Febrile Convulsions[st_box title=”WARNING” type=”warning”]DO NOT cool the child by sponging or bathing, but remove excess clothing.[/st_box]
Convulsions in infants and children may be due to fever, infection, epilepsy or other conditions. Febrile convulsions are usually brief, lasting no more than 5 minutes.
Signs & symptoms
- muscle stiffening
- twitching or jerking of face and limbs
- eyes rolling upwards
- blue face and lips
What to do
1. During the convulsion
- place the child on the floor for safety
- turn the child on their side
- DO NOT restrain the child.
2. After the convulsion
- follow DRSABCD
- remove excess clothing or wrappings
- seek medical attention if necessary.