If your child has a febrile seizure, stay calm and follow these steps:
Dec. 05, 2014
- Place your child on his or her side on a surface where he or she won't fall.
- Stay close to watch and comfort your child.
- Remove hard or sharp objects near your child.
- Loosen tight or restrictive clothing.
- Don't restrain your child or interfere with your child's movements.
- Don't put anything in your child's mouth.
- Time the seizure.
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- Febrile seizures: Clinical practice guideline for the long-term management of the child with simple febrile seizures. American Academy of Pediatrics. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/121/6/1281.full.html. Accessed Nov. 3, 2014.