First-aid for febrile seizures / Do’s
- Remain calm
- Support the child and protect him from injury against sharp corners, sharp objects and furniture, fire or water sources.
- Be with your child and note the time when the seizure starts and ends.
- Support your child’s head with a pillow or soft object.
- Remove any objects from the child’s mouth.
- If you notice any vomiting, then turn the child to his to prevent choking.
- Inform your paediatric neurologist about all the symptoms you noted.
- Don’t panic – remain calm.
- Do not put anything in the child’s mouth.
- Do not try to hold or force the child to lie down.
- Do not put your child into cool or lukewarm water to cool off.
Seek medical help:
- If the seizure lasts longer than 5 to 10 minutes.
- If the child is not recovering quickly.
- If the child is experiencing the seizure for the first time.
- If the child becomes weak, lethargic and has stiff neck, rigid hands and legs and vomits
- If the child seems to have breathing difficulty.
- If the child’s skin appears or turns blue.
- If the seizures occur repeatedly.
Take the child to the doctor once the seizure stops – to know the cause.