Written by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD  | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Nov 12, 2014

Treatment for Febrile Fits

When the child starts having fits

  • parents must remember not to panic.
  • He/She should not be restrained.
  • The head should be turned to the left side
  • Taken to the doctor when the spell passes.

The mainstay in the management of febrile seizures lies in bringing down the fever as quickly as possible. Drugs like Diazepam-a sedative to the brain, is given through the rectal route by a special tube or through the vein. Sometimes anti-epileptic drugs like Phenobarbitone is also given. Nursing care plays an important supportive role. Tepid sponging is also done to bring down the fever. The child is monitored and the parents are reassured, advised as to what to do in the future before the child is discharged.

Comments

Pravakakarla Thursday, September 25, 2014

My neice is 3 years old and whenever he gets a fever he has a seizure. He falls unconsious imediately. Its been twice since the last 8 months. He has been checked by every possible doctor..its really embarassing seeing a lil kid like that falling unconsious in our hands. Can u plz suggest how can dis be prevented. He is using a syrup named epitom now

sherlee Saturday, February 11, 2012

iam 17 years old when i get up early in the morning and go to sleep late at night i feel like fits and i'm suddenly unconscious after that i feel giddiness what is it ? is it a fits or hysteria

ennairam_23 Saturday, May 28, 2011

Febrile fits are scary.

achuadi Thursday, November 12, 2009

I am 13 YEARS OLD HAVING HEADACHE SINCE 2 YEARS. I GET CHECKED my EYES- THEREIS NO PROBLEM AND HEAD XRAY ALSO HAS BEEN TAKEN ENT SEPECIALIST SAYS THERE IS NO PROBLEM IN me. BUT my PROBLEM IS NOT SOLVED. IS THIS BEGINING STAGE OF FITS Iam WORRIED VERY MUCH AS Iam FACING 10TH CLASS EXAMS IN THE COMMING YEAR.PLEASE HELP ME OUT IN THIS REGARD


REGARDS
Archana N Koushik

vjay10 Wednesday, September 2, 2009

i have getting fits in sleep..from 15 years iam using somany types of tabs and also in xray,scanning ecg ...there is no reult...please give me solution..only in night sleeping time only...after getting fits morning time i will get headeach ful...my fits time is just 2 or 3 minutes only....give me solution please...iam a villager student now ihave 22 years.this problem iam suffering from when iam studying 5thclass....this is my problem.....B.vijaykumar(mca)

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