A seizure is an electrical disturbance in your child's brain that causes involuntary twitching or jerking.
If your child has a seizure, stay calm and follow these steps:
The seizure should end within five minutes. If not:
After the seizure, cover your finger with a napkin or washcloth and sweep out any saliva or vomit from your child's mouth. He may appear to be in a deep sleep.
Call your health care provider for an appointment or take your child to a hospital emergency room for an exam.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic
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