Fever Seizures - Check Your Symptoms
Call 911 if:
- The child stops breathing for longer than 15 to 20 seconds or has severe trouble breathing.
- A seizure lasts longer than 3 minutes, or the child has a second seizure.
- Seizure occurs with fever, vomiting, severe headache, sleepiness, not being alert or active, stiff neck, or a bulging soft spot on a baby's head.
Call a doctor if:
- It is the child's first seizure, or you have not discussed with your doctor what to do if there is another one.
- A child younger than 6 months or a child 5 years or older has a seizure.
- The seizure affects only one side of the body.
- A seizure occurs without fever.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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