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Fever Seizures (cont.)

Prevention

The best way to prevent fevers is to reduce your child's exposure to infectious diseases. Hand-washing is the single most important prevention measure for people of all ages.

Preparing For Your Appointment

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

You may feel upset after seeing a fever seizure. Stay calm. You can help your child's doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What is the history of the fever?
    • When did the fever start?
    • Did it come on suddenly or increase over several hours?
    • How high is the fever?
    • Does the child have any other symptoms?
  • Does your child have frequent fevers? How long do they usually last?
  • How was the child's health and behavior before the seizure?
  • Had the child had an accident or an injury before the seizure?
  • What happened during the seizure?
  • What kind of body movements were there?
  • How long did the seizure last?
  • How did the child act immediately after the seizure?
  • Have you noted any injuries from the seizure?
  • Has the child ever had a seizure before?
  • What other health problems, if any, has the child had over the past 3 months?
  • Has your child been eating, drinking, and playing normally?
  • What home treatment measures, including nonprescription medicines, have you used? Did they help?
  • Does your child have any health risks?

Ask your child's doctor what you can do to prevent another seizure and what to do if another seizure occurs.

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