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.