Febrile seizure treatment

Febrile seizure treatment

Most febrile seizures stop on their own within several minutes and require no treatment. However, if they last longer than 10 minutes, it’s important to call for emergency medical attention.

Our approach

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute provides patients who have experienced febrile seizures with the most advanced treatment options. Our multidisciplinary team of specialty-trained epilepsy neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners and others works together to provide you with personalized care. The goal of treatment is to enable you to live a life free from seizures. 

Febrile seizure treatment risks

Prolonged use of anti-seizure medication is not recommended for children who experience febrile seizures because of side effects. Children who are prone to febrile seizures may be treated with medication to reduce fever and prevent a febrile seizure from occurring. 

What to expect after treatment

The majority of febrile seizures are relatively short and harmless. Most children who experience febrile seizures do not go on to develop epilepsy. However, those who have seizures longer than 10 minutes or who experience more than one seizure in 24 hours may be at a slightly increased risk of developing epilepsy.