What is it?
When the blood pressure drops dangerously, the body can go into shock. This can happen after a serious injury or as part of an allergic reaction. Signs of shock include rapid pulse, grey complexion, sweating, thirst, shivering, nausea, vomiting, weakness, dizziness and sometimes convulsions.

What to do

Call an ambulance or rush the child to the hospital. Don’t offer food or water. Make the child comfortable with his legs slightly elevated. Cover the child lightly to relieve chills, but not with a heavy blanket.

For more detailed info on Common Childhood Conditions, go to Health24.

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