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Your child had a fever seizure. Another name for fever seizure is febrile seizure. Most children who have a fever seizure have rectal temperatures higher than 38.9°C.
Watching your child have a seizure can be scary. The good news is that a fever seizure is usually not a sign of a serious problem.
See your child's doctor in 1 or 2 days for follow-up care.
The doctor has checked your child carefully, but problems can develop later. If you notice any problems or new symptoms, get medical treatment right away.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Adaptation Date: 2/25/2022
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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