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Pediatric Expert Tips: Febrile Seizures

Febrile Seizures with Dr. Heather Edgley

A child having a seizure can be one of the scariest moments for a parent. Febrile seizures most commonly affect kids 6 months to 6 years of age.

In this video segment, Dr. Heather Edgley from Children's Hospital talks about signs, symptoms and treatment of febrile seizures.

Febrile Seizure Do's and Don'ts

Common symptoms include convulsions, twitching and moaning during a high fever. If a child is experiencing a febrile seizure, please do the following:

  • Make sure child is in a safe place
  • Lay child on side to prevent choking
  • Watch for signs of difficulty breathing
  • Do not try to hold or restrain your child
  • Do not put anything in child's mouth (including your finger)
  • Do not try to give fever reducing medicine
  • Do not try to put child in cool or lukewarm water to cool off

For more information about Pediatric Febrile Seizures, please visit Children's Hospital's Services and Specialties section.

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