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What should I do if my child is having a febrile seizure?
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Place on side
While he is convulsing, place him on his side.
Don't try to stop the convulsions and don't put anything in his mouth. Also keep an eye on the clock. If the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, call 911. After the seizure has stopped, take your child to a physician immediately to rule out the presence of a serious infection.

In brief: Place on side
While he is convulsing, place him on his side.
Don't try to stop the convulsions and don't put anything in his mouth. Also keep an eye on the clock. If the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, call 911. After the seizure has stopped, take your child to a physician immediately to rule out the presence of a serious infection.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: First aide
Place your child on the floor. In case your have to call 911 there will not be possible fall from bed.
Turn the child on side. If the mouth is open, place something soft between the teeth and sweep the mouth to remove any contents. If the mouth is clenched, do not pry the teeth open, you might break them. Call 911 if the seizure lasts more than 2-3 min.

In brief: First aide
Place your child on the floor. In case your have to call 911 there will not be possible fall from bed.
Turn the child on side. If the mouth is open, place something soft between the teeth and sweep the mouth to remove any contents. If the mouth is clenched, do not pry the teeth open, you might break them. Call 911 if the seizure lasts more than 2-3 min.
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Remain calm
Febrile seizures are very common.
They reflect a toxic state of the child. Most important is to protect the breathing. Place the child down on his side and keep the mouth clear. Do not stick anything into the mouth. Extend the chin forward, wipe the mouth, and be sure he can get good fresh air. A rectal gel is available as well as oral tablet that can dissolve and soon a nasal spray.

In brief: Remain calm
Febrile seizures are very common.
They reflect a toxic state of the child. Most important is to protect the breathing. Place the child down on his side and keep the mouth clear. Do not stick anything into the mouth. Extend the chin forward, wipe the mouth, and be sure he can get good fresh air. A rectal gel is available as well as oral tablet that can dissolve and soon a nasal spray.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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