First Aid: Febrile Seizuresenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-FA-FebrileSeizures-enHD.jpgFebrile 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.febrile seizures, seizures, convulsions, epilepsy, fevers, shaking, shake, jerking, jerk, twitching, moan, unconscious, febril, februll, febrile, feverish10/20/200910/03/201809/02/2019Anita S. Nathan, MD06/04/2018804b66fe-076e-4851-9990-ef93e771fe1dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/febrile-seizures-sheet.html/<h3>What Are Febrile Seizures?</h3> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/febrile.html/">Febrile seizures</a> are convulsions that happen in some children with <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fevers</a>. They affect kids 6 months to 5 years old and are most common in toddlers 12–18 months old. They usually happen on the first day that a child has a fever above 100.4&deg;F (38&deg;C).</p> <p>Most febrile seizures stop on their own after a few minutes and don't cause any other health problems.</p> <h3>What Are the Signs &amp; Symptoms of Febrile Seizures?</h3> <p>During a febrile seizure, your child may:</p> <ul> <li>have jerking movements</li> <li>convulse, shake, or twitch</li> <li>moan</li> <li>become unconscious (pass out)</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <p>If you think your child is having a seizure due to fever, try to stay calm and:</p> <ol class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Gently place your child on the floor or the ground.</li> <li>Remove any nearby objects.</li> <li>Place your child on his or her side to prevent choking.</li> <li>Loosen any clothing around the head and neck.</li> <li>Watch for signs of breathing problems, including bluish color in the face.</li> <li>Try to keep track of how long the seizure lasts.</li> </ol> <p>When the seizure is over, call your doctor. He or she probably will want to see your child.</p> <h3>Get Emergency Medical Care if Your Child:</h3> <ul> <li>has a febrile seizure that lasts longer than 5 minutes</li> <li>the seizure involves only some parts of the body instead of the whole body</li> <li>has trouble breathing or turns blue</li> <li>isn't responding normally</li> <li>has another seizure within 24 hours</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <p>No one knows why febrile seizures happen, so they usually can't be prevented. If your child is uncomfortable due to the fever, give <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/acetaminophen.html/">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibuprofen.html/">ibuprofen</a> as directed by your doctor. It's important to call the doctor so your child can be seen after a febrile seizure.</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: 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
SeizuresSeizures are caused by a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. Find out what you need to know about seizures and what to do if your child has one.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/seizure.html/17184860-dea1-4cd4-95ba-3cf34539cd44
What's a Fever?What are fevers? Why do kids get them? Get the facts on temperatures and fevers in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/fever.html/22e55702-eea3-4144-b11b-c0aec2e4f6e3
Word! SeizureYou might hear a seizure called a convulsion, fit, or spell.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-seizure.html/70e445af-ba78-41bd-94f7-293962fa407b
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