A febrile seizure is a convulsion accompanied by a fever or illness. The child usually has muscle twitching, jerking or stiffness for a few minutes. The child usually loses consciousness and it is common for the child’s eyes to roll upward. Most children are sleepy afterward and are not responsive to your voice. Febrile seizures are common. Between 2-5% of children will have at least one febrile seizure when they are between 6 months and 5 years old. This video will help you to understand what is happening to your child and will help prepare you for your medical visit.