McKnight Pediatrics


Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures occur in children ages 6 months to 6 years. These are seizures that occur because of a rapid change in core body temperature. Though they are very frightening to parents, they are almost always benign and do not cause brain damage. If your child has a seizure, you should put him on his side and refrain from putting anything in his mouth. Try to pay attention to the duration of the seizure. If the seizures lasts less than 3-5 minutes and your child seems normal after it stops call the office for advice. If the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, or the child turns blue, call 911. If your child has a seizure and does not have a fever, call 911.