Seeing a child have a seizure is frightening, and you should seek emergency help to be safe. But seizures often don't cause serious health problems. Febrile seizures, which happen during a fever, can be common in toddlers and young children.
The child stops breathing or is turning blue
1. Keep Your Child Safe
Place the child on the floor and clear away objects that are close.
Don't put anything in the child's mouth.
Move the child onto his side, and clear out his mouth if he vomits.
Don't try to hold the child down or restrain her movements.
Do not leave the child unattended.
2. Follow Up
The doctor will most likely want to examine the child.
The doctor may want to do testing to make sure the child does not have a serious infection, especially if the child is under 1 year old.
The doctor will advise you how to lower fever. Do not try to lower fever after a seizure without consulting your doctor.