Treatments and drugsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Most febrile seizures stop on their own within a couple of minutes. If your child has a febrile seizure that lasts more than 10 minutes — or if your child has repeated seizures — call for emergency medical attention.
If the seizure lasts longer than 15 minutes, a doctor may order medication to stop the seizure.
If the seizure is prolonged or accompanied by a serious infection or if the source of the infection can't be determined, then your doctor may want your child to stay in the hospital for further observation. But a hospital stay isn't usually necessary for simple febrile seizures.
Dec. 05, 2014
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