Febrile Seizures

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Kelly McDonald is making parents with kids under 6 aware of ferbile seizures

This is a seizure that occurs in the setting of temperatures over 100.5 in children under age 6.

In children with history of febrile seizures, monitoring of temperature with signs of illness and judicious use of acetaminophen and ibuprofen may be protective.

Seizures lasting beyond 5 minutes should be treated and EMS called.

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