Pediatric febrile seizures- treatment option?
Hello, I am a school teacher. My colleague's 8 month girl, fully immunized suffered from sudden seizure activity. Parents report 4 days of fever but no respiratory or GI symptoms. She has a history of febrile seizures as a toddler. The baby was fatigued, alert, no distress or signs of dehydration. Vitals within normal limits, temp 37.4, normal capillary refill and color. Her respiratory, abdominal and ENT exams are unremarkable. Her neck is supple and the neurological exam is normal. What are the treatment options for pediatric febrile seizures?
@satyajit While febrile seizures often don’t cause any lasting issues, there are important steps to take when your child has one.
Always contact a doctor or medical professional in the emergency department immediately following a seizure. The doctor will want to make sure your child doesn’t have meningitis, which can be serious. This is especially true for children under 1 year of age.
While your child is having a febrile seizure:
Roll them onto their side.
Don’t put anything in their mouth.
Don’t restrict the movement of the convulsions or shaking.
Move any objects that might harm them during the convulsions (furniture, sharp items, etc.).
Place the child in a safe area on the floor to prevent falling injuries.
Time the seizure.