Can your child die from a febrile seizure?

The first febrile seizure can be frightening for parents. Most parents are afraid that their child will die or have brain damage. However, simple febrile seizures are harmless. There is no evidence that they cause death, brain damage, epilepsy, or learning problems.

Keeping this in view, what are the 3 signs and symptoms of a febrile convulsion?

Other symptoms of febrile seizures include the following:

  • Breathing difficulty (e.g., apnea; the child may turn bluish in color)
  • Contraction of the muscles of the face, limbs, and trunk.
  • Fever (usually higher than 102°F)
  • Illness (e.g., upper respiratory infection)
  • Involuntary moaning, crying, and/or passing of urine.

What temperature do febrile seizures occur?

Febrile seizures are convulsions that can happen during a fever (febrile means "feverish"). They affect kids 3 months to 6 years old, and are most common in toddlers 12–18 months old. The seizures usually last for a few minutes and are accompanied by a fever above 100.4°F (38°C).

Are febrile seizures harmful?

Although they can be frightening to parents, the vast majority of febrile seizures are harmless. During a seizure, there is a small chance that the child may be injured by falling or may choke from food or saliva in the mouth. There is no evidence that febrile seizures cause brain damage.