Epilepsy specialist in Hyderabad, Dr Habib Pathan List down the
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.
- Loosen clothes around the neck.
- Lay them down on the floor.
- 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.
- Turn the child on his or her side with mouth pointing towards the ground to ensure that saliva doesn’t block their airways and prevents them from choking.
- 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 give food, pills, water until the person is awake.
- Anything given to them can go into the lungs when the child is not fully awake or conscious increasing the risk of choking
- 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.
- Don’t restrain the movements of the child forcefully. This may lead to injury, agitation, confusion and agitation behaviour.
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 a 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.
- If the seizure has occurred for the first time
- If the child doesn’t return to normal state.
- If a seizure occurs while swimming or taking bath.
- If the child has continuous and repeated seizures.
Take the child to an epilepsy specialist in Hyderabad, once the seizure stops – to know the cause.