Seizures are also called convulsions. They are sudden, uncontrolled jerks of the muscles. They can be caused by a fever. They are the most common type of seizure and are harmless. They most often occur when the fever is about 104°F (40°C). A fever can be caused by an infection in any part of the body.
Each seizure lasts 1 to 10 minutes without any treatment. For most of the children, a seizure from a fever will only happen once in their life. Some have one to three more seizures over the next few years. These type of seizures usually stop by age 5 or 6 years.
Call a rescue squad (911) IMMEDIATELY if the febrile seizure lasts more than 10 minutes.