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What is 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. Children who are prone to febrile seizures may be treated with medication to reduce fever and prevent a febrile seizure from occurring.

Our approach

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the Northwell Health Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery 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.

Risk factors

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.

Possible side effects

Prolonged use of anti-seizure medication is not recommended for children who experience febrile seizures because of side effects.

Our Epilepsy Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient epilepsy services designed to improve the lives of patients and their families dealing with epilepsy and related disorders.

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