Childhood Febrile Seizures Overview and Implications with 10 important facts are right at your fingertips online. Febrile seizures can be very scary for parents, caregivers, and extended family. As I do not know much is anything about febrile seizures, if anything relevant. I have included an excerpt from an article by Michelle on the website NannyPro.
Below the excerpt is a Link to the National Institute of Health for further information on febrile seizures.
Childhood Febrile Seizures Overview and Implications
“10 Facts About Febrile Seizures”
“It is estimated that 1 in every 25 children will have a febrile seizure …”
“For parents whose child experiences a febrile seizure, the experience can be terrifying.”
“Many parents are surprised to learn that young children can experience a seizure as a result of a fever. Fortunately, while febrile seizures are horrifying to watch, they are typically harmless and result in no long-term health risks or complications.”
“Parents and caregivers should be familiar with these 10 facts about febrile seizures so that they are prepared should a child in their care experience one.”
- “A febrile seizure can occur when an infant or young child’s temperature rises too quickly. Fevers can be a result of an infection or associated with routine immunizations, and can occur in otherwise healthy children.”
- “Most children who have febrile seizures have a rectal temperature of at least 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Rectal temperatures can provide the most accurate temperature reading in infants and young children.”
- “Age is an important risk factor in febrile seizures. Febrile seizures typically occur in children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years. Toddlers are at the highest risk for having a febrile seizure.”
- “Febrile seizures are …”
When your child temperature is too high, you need to get under the care of a physician. Before your child is sick get information.
For more information and Links to other websites for Childhood Febrile Seizures Overview and Implications go to the National Institute of Health at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/febrile_seizures/detail_febrile_seizures.htm
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