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What should be done by a child with febrile seizures?
Parents should stay calm and carefully observe the child. To prevent accidental injuries, the child should be placed on a protected surface such as the floor or ground.
The child should not be endured or restricted during the seizure. To prevent choking, the child should be placed on its side or stomach.
If possible, one parent must carefully remove any object in the child’s mouth. Parents should never put anything in your child’s mouth during a seizure. Objects placed in the mouth can break off and obstruct the breathing passage of the child.
If the seizure lasts more than 10 minutes, the child must be taken immediately to the nearest medical facility for treatment.
After the seizure, the child should be brought to your doctor to determine the source of the fever. This is especially urgent if the child shows symptoms of stiff neck, extreme lethargy or severe vomiting.
Before diagnosing febrile seizures in infants and children, doctors sometimes perform tests to ensure that seizures are not caused by something more than the fever itself. Read the rest of this entry »