Prevention of Febrile Fits
Simple benign febrile fits can be prevented from recurring by the following precautions:
- As soon as the child starts fever, the temperature has to be brought down immediately by paracetamol syrup administration and tepid sponging.
- Until the child recovers completely from the fever episode, he has to be watched carefully for any sudden rise in temperature.
- To prevent recurrences
- Diazepam is given preferably by rectal route as soon as fever starts
- Sometimes anti-epileptic drugs are given prophylactically for 1 or 2 years.