Fever Seizures - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You may feel upset
after seeing a
fever seizure. Stay calm. You can help your child's
doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by being prepared
to answer the following questions:
- What is the history of the fever?
- When did the fever start?
- Did it
come on suddenly or increase over several hours?
- How high is the
- Does the child have any other symptoms?
- Does your child have frequent fevers? How long do
they usually last?
- How was the child's health and behavior before
- Had the child had an accident or an injury before the
- What happened during the seizure?
- What kind of
body movements were there?
- How long did the seizure
- How did the child act immediately after the
- Have you noted any injuries from the
- Has the child ever had a seizure before?
other health problems, if any, has the child had over the past 3
- Has your child been eating, drinking, and playing
- What home treatment measures, including nonprescription
medicines, have you used? Did they help?
- Does your child have any
Ask your child's doctor what you can do to prevent
another seizure and what to do if another seizure occurs.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 18, 2011
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