Febrile convulsions
What is it?
A febrile convulsion is usually caused by a high temperature. Your baby or toddler may look flushed, dazed and then become unconscious. His eyes may appear to roll backwards. Parts of the body may twitch or shake. Your baby or toddler may be sleepy for some time afterwards.

What to do

Lie your child on his side with his head level or slightly lower than the body (the recovery position). Do not put anything into the mouth, but remove anything that could affect breathing (such as vomit or food). Do not shake your child. When the convulsion stops, try to lower his temperature to make him feel more comfortable. Give paracetamol, and bathe him with lukewarm (not cold) water.
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