Febrile seizures go away as children get older. The goal of treatment is to manage the fevers that cause them. This can be done with medicines, such as antibiotics.
- Antibiotics to treat infection
- Acetaminophen to lower the fever
A rectal valium gel may be used in children who have repeat seizures.
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