What to do in a febrile seizure

At times in children of 6 months to 5 years of age, high grade fever may lead to febrile seizures. These seizures generally comprise of loss of consciousness along with shaking of the limbs. The seizure may look devastating, though at most times they pass off with no long lasting damage.

Now the question is what you must do when a child suffers from febrile seizure:

  1. Don’t panic
  2. Position the child on stomach or sideways on the ground.
  3. Make sure there is no sharp object around the child. You wouldn’t want that in their seizures a sharp object should harm them.
  4. If the child is wearing tight clothes and any other thing that’s tight like a jewel, loosen them.
  5. Hold the child to avoid any injury
  6. Do not put anything inside the mouth, or do anything to cease the seizure (most of the commonly employed methods are obsolete, the seizure stops automatically after a while whether you do anything or not).
  7. Caution: If the seizure doesn’t stop in ten minutes make sure you seek emergency medical care.