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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is febrile seizure?

Febrile seizures are fits/ seizures that occur due to high grade fever caused by viral infections and less commonly bacterial infection. It usually occurs in children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years.

Symptoms of febrile seizure

  • History of previous seizures from fever / febrile convulsions

  • Fever

  • Seizure

  • Seizures during a fever of at least 100.4°F / 38°C

  • Seizure with jerking movements

  • Family history of fits during fevers / febrile seizures

  • Seizure lasted longer than 5 minutes

  • My brain is not functioning right now

Questions your doctor may ask to check for febrile seizure

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose febrile seizure

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with febrile convulsions?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Did you have a seizure (fit) when you had a fever higher than 100.4°F / 38°C?

  • Did your body shake and become stiff during the seizure (fit)?

Treatment for febrile seizure

Medication to stop the seizures are administered through the nose (as sprays), the rectum or injected. Medication to bring down the fever and treat infection are also prescribed.

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