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Infants and Febrile Seizures - Signs, Symptoms And What To Do

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Scared BabySeizures associated with a fever typically occur in young children and usually are not dangerous for the child.

  • Signs and symptoms:
    • Stiffness in body
    • Body twitches/convulsions
    • Eyes may roll up
    • May become unconscious
    • Usually last for less than 5 minutes
    • Can become disoriented and sleepy after seizure
  • In case of a febrile seizure:
    • Stay calm.
    • Lay child down on the ground on his/her side.
    • Remove any nearby objects.
    • Loosen clothing.
    • Do not put anything into your child’s mouth.
    • Do not restrain child.
    • Record the start and stop time of the seizure.
    • Call your pediatrician after the seizure is over.
  • Call 911 if :
    • Seizure persists longer than 5 minutes.
    • Child is having difficulty breathing.
    • If child turns blue during the seizure.
    • If child remains unconscious after the seizure.
    • If child hits his/her head during the seizure.

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