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 .
What to do during a seizure
Seeing a doctor
Recurring febrile seizures
Read about febrile seizures, where a young child with a fever has a fit. Febrile seizures are relatively common and, in most cases, aren't serious.
A febrile seizure usually lasts for less than five minutes. Your child will: become stiff and their arms and legs may begin to twitch lose consciousness and may wet or soil themselves They ma
If your child is having a febrile seizure, place them in the recovery position . Stay withyour childand try to make a note of how long the seizure lasts. Don't put anything into your child's mouth du
Febrile seizures canoften be diagnosed from a description of what happened.It's unlikely thata doctorwill see the seizure,so it's useful to note: how long the seizure lasted what happened such as b
The cause of febrile seizures is unknown, although they're linked to the start of a fever, a high temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above. There may also be a genetic link to febrile seizuresthe chances
About a third of children who have had a febrile seizure will have another one during a subsequent infection. This often happens within a year of the first one. Recurrence is more likely if: the fi
Febrile seizures have been linked to an increased risk of epilepsy , as well as other problems. Recent research findings may indicate a link between febrile seizures and sudden unexplained death in c