Seizures and Fever (cont.)
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What Is the Medical Treatment for Febrile Seizures?
Should the child come to the hospital with persistent seizure activity (what is termed status epilepticus), the following interventions will be undertaken in the emergency department:
The medications used often cause sedation. Combined with the natural drowsy state after a seizure, the child may remain sleepy for quite some time afterward.
What Is the Follow-up for Febrile Seizures?
The child’s doctor should provide guidance as to when a follow-up visit is indicated. In the case of simple febrile seizure, the need for a short-term follow-up visit would depend on the nature of the illness causing the fever. The child’s physician can use the follow-up visit as an opportunity to discuss febrile seizures with the parents.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/11/2016
Kevin Kowaleski, MD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM
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