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Signals include jerking movements, bluish face and lips, rolled back eyes, clenched teeth and frothing at the mouth. Convulsions usually end safely within a couple of minutes, after which the victim enters a phase of unconsciousness or drowsiness.

  • Try to keep the victim from hurting himself during convulsion, but don't restrain the victim, place an object between the teeth or give anything to eat or drink.
  • If the victim stops breathing, start rescue breathing.
  • After the convulsion, place victim on his or her side and monitor breathing.
  • Send someone to call 911 or seek medical aid as soon as possible.
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