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Usually, a higher than normal body temperature causes febrile seizures. Even a low-grade fever can trigger a febrile seizure. more
Most febrile seizures stop on their own within a couple of minutes. If your child has a febrile seizure, stay calm and follow these steps:
Place your child on his or her side on a surface where he or she won't fall
Start timing the seizure
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
Not medical advice. Consult a doctor for medical advice.
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