At what temperature do febrile seizures occur?

Febrile seizures are seizures that occur in young children who have a fever, and they can occur at different temperatures depending on the child. However, febrile seizures are generally more common in children who have a high fever, which is defined as a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) or higher.

The exact temperature threshold for a febrile seizure may vary from child to child, and some children may have a seizure with a lower fever, while others may not have a seizure with a higher fever. It is important to note that a fever is just one of several risk factors for febrile seizures, and not all children with a fever will have a seizure.

If your child has a fever, it is important to monitor their temperature closely and seek medical attention if they have a seizure or if the fever lasts for more than a few days. Your doctor can help you determine the best course of treatment based on your child’s symptoms and medical history.