All children who seize for the first time and many with a known seizure disorder should be evaluated by a doctor.
Most children who have seized for the first time should be taken to the emergency department for an immediate evaluation.
Your initial efforts should be directed first at protecting the child from additionally injuring himself or herself.
Most seizures cannot be prevented. There are some exceptions, but these are very difficult to control, such as head trauma and infections during pregnancy .
The prognosis for children with seizures depends on the type of seizures. Most children do well, are able to attend regular school, and have no limitations. The exceptions occur with children who have other developmental disorders such as cerebral palsy and in children with neonatal seizures and infantile spasms. It is important to talk with your child's doctor about what to expect with your child.
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