Febrile seizure in child

Your child frequently gets febrile seizure. Can you prevent it? How to handle? Refer to the explanation here.

Febrile seizure is caused by the fever that occurs in infants and young children. It ain't caused by an abnormality in the brain. Most children with febrile seizures have the body temperature above 38°C, and it usually occurs on the first day of fever.

Febrile seizure ain't a condition that often occurs. Only one of 40 children experiences febrile seizure. It usually occurs in infants older than 6 months to 5-year-old children but is most common in toddlers.

Febrile seizure is harmless. There's no evidence up to now that febrile seizure can cause brain damage. Febrile seizure doesn't also affect intelligence and increase the risk of epilepsy.

It happens if there's a close family member who's had a febrile seizure. The first seizure occurs at ages less than 15 months. It occurs when the body is relatively low and immediately after your child has a fever.

Handling principles:

1. Stay calm and don't panic.

2. Lay your child in a safe place without any pillow.

3. Adjust the position to prevent choking.

4. Don't put anything into the mouth.

5. Give rectal diazepam suppository.

6. Don't restrain movements of seizures to avoid fractures.

7. Calculate the long of febrile seizure and observe the body parts that first experience for diagnosis reference of the doctor.

8. Handle the fever according to its principles.

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