A to Z: Febrile Seizuresenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgFebrile seizures are convulsions that can happen during a fever (febrile means "feverish").fever, feverish, febrile, seizure, seizing, convulsion, convulse, shake, shaking, twitch, twitching, seizures, siezures, seesures, seisures, sieshures, seeshurs, temperature, fevers, feevers, fevurs, a to z, dictionary, convulsions, convulsed, spasms, epilepsy, epileptic, fits11/06/201204/01/201909/02/2019ccbfda30-4e1c-419b-9dd5-f05034064d7ehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-febrile.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/febrile.html/">Febrile seizures</a> are convulsions that can happen during a fever (febrile means "feverish").</p> <h2>More to Know</h2> <p>While they can be frightening, febrile seizures usually end without treatment and don't cause any other health problems.</p> <p>Febrile seizures&nbsp;affect kids 6 months to 6 years old, and are most common in toddlers 12-18 months old. The seizures usually last for a few minutes and are accompanied by a fever above 100.4&deg;F (38&deg;C).</p> <p>During a febrile seizure, a child's whole body may convulse, shake, and twitch; eyes may roll; and he or she may moan or become unconscious. This type of seizure is usually over in a few minutes, but in rare cases can last up to 15 minutes.</p> <p>Febrile seizures stop on their own, while the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a> continues until it is treated. Some kids might feel sleepy afterward; others feel no lingering effects. When the seizure is over, call your doctor for an evaluation to determine the cause of the fever.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Febrile seizures can be scary to witness but are fairly common, are not usually a symptom of serious illness, and in most cases don't lead to other health problems. If you have any questions or concerns, talk with your doctor.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Febrile SeizuresFebrile seizures are full-body convulsions caused by high fevers that affect young kids. Although they can be frightening, they usually stop on their own and don't cause any other health problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/febrile.html/85d50f3c-9caa-4f88-9a3c-e55ab0a9b537
FeversFevers happen when the body's internal "thermostat" raises the body temperature above normal. This is often the body's way of fighting infections.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/42ab5a5d-1c03-493e-acf5-0ac569d1b946
First Aid: Febrile SeizuresFebrile seizures are convulsions that happen in some children with fevers. They usually stop on their own after a few minutes and don't cause any other health problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/febrile-seizures-sheet.html/804b66fe-076e-4851-9990-ef93e771fe1d
First Aid: FeverFevers are usually not cause for alarm - they're the body's way of fighting infection. Here's what to do if your child has a fever.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever-sheet.html/a6c19239-9b6c-4b0b-b77a-3cfd82992bbd