Seizures are almost never life-threatening. Many last only a few minutes and stop on their own. Still, it can be alarming to see a child having a seizure, and it helps to know what to do.
Seizures can take many forms, from staring spells to involuntary movements of the arms and legs. Some signs a child might be having a seizure are:
If someone is nearby, ask them to call your child's doctor. If no one is with you, follow the steps below and then call the doctor:
If your child has a known seizure condition, be sure that he or she gets plenty of rest and takes any prescribed seizure medicine on time.