Febrile seizures(febrile convulsions)are fits thatcan happen when a child has a fever. They most often happen between the ages of six months and three years.

It can be frightening and distressing to see your child having a seizure, particularly if it's their first one.

However,the fits are usuallyharmless andalmost all children make a complete recovery afterwards.

As a precaution, you may still need to take your child to the nearest hospital or dial 999 for an ambulance see Febrile seizures .

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Signs of a febrile seizure

What to do during a seizure

Seeing a doctor


Recurring febrile seizures


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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 13 Oct 2016