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What are signs of convulsion in children that need immediate medical attention?

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  • Appears to have a seizure with uncontrolled, rapid shaking
  • Has trouble breathing
  • Turns blue
  • Hits his head before or during a convulsion
  • Is unconscious for several minutes
  • Might have ingested something poisonous

From: Convulsions in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Febrile Seizures."

HealthyChildren.org: "Seizures, Convulsions, and Epilepsy."

HealthyChildren.org:"Fever and Your Baby."

HealthyChildren.org: "First Aid Guide."

Epilepsy Care and Research Foundation: "Epilepsy & Children."

National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke: "Febrile Seizures: Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Febrile Seizures."

HealthyChildren.org: "Seizures, Convulsions, and Epilepsy."

HealthyChildren.org:"Fever and Your Baby."

HealthyChildren.org: "First Aid Guide."

Epilepsy Care and Research Foundation: "Epilepsy & Children."

National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke: "Febrile Seizures: Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 11, 2017

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