Convulsions (Seizures)

Lay on side. Loosen garments at neck and waist. If fever, apply cold cloth to head. Most seizures are less than 1 minute in duration. When the child stops seizing, the child is usually very sleepy and breathing fine. Please call the office at that point.

 

Call 911 if…

  1. If first time seizure and lasting longer than 1 minute or are multiple or are associated with trauma.
  2. If history of seizures and this seizure is much different or much severe than typical.