A febrile seizure is a convulsion in a child caused by a spike in body temperature, a temperature above 100.4 F.
They occur in kids between 3 months and 6 years of age. But they’re most common in toddlers between 12 and 18 months. Children usually outgrow them by the time they’re 6 years old.
It can be frightening when your child has a febrile seizure, and the few minutes it lasts can seem like an eternity. Fortunately, they're usually harmless and typically don't indicate a serious health problem.
Stay calm and act fast to prevent an injury and call your doctor after it's over.
Keywords: febrile seizure; febrile seizures.