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natural remedies for petit mal seizures

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
14 years experience Neurology
Natural: There are little safe and well studies 'natural' epilepsy treatments. None of the anti epileptic medications are truly natural. No herbal remedy truly ... Read More
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
13 years experience Sleep Medicine
See below: "natural" remedies such as herbs, etc. Have not been proven to manage epilepsy, especially generalize epilepsies as well as medications (tho ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
57 years experience Psychiatry
If untreated: Untreated petit mal will impair learning due to priods of non responsiveness.
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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Circumstances: An apparent lowering of IQ may appear if a child has so many seizures during the day and during testing that they interfere with processing informatio ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Simmons
18 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Variable: The term "petit mal" is an antiquated term. It was used in the past to describe seizures that were not convulsive in nature. In the past few decades ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Which type?: Children have absence seizures with whole brain 3/sec spike and wave. Young adults have absence seizures from a focus in the brain. These may look t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Petit mal - surgery?: People do not normally have surgery for petit mal (absence) seizures. Most people who have these are children, and the seizures abate as they age. P ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Sympathy: I understand your statement, but there is no medical question, just your DX
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
EEG: The brief pauses in activity seen in kids with petit mall will often go un-noticed for some tome. An electroencephalogram (eeg) study will show a char ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
TIA: A TIA is a vascular event similar to angina pectoris in the heart, they both are temporary decreases in blood flow causing transient symptoms. Petit m ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
30 years experience Neurology
Hmmmm....: "petit mal" is an old term for "absence seizures, " but non-neurologists often mistakenly use the term as a synonym for "complex partial seizure." eit ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Brooks
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Lower Threshold: Seizure threshold (the ability of the brain to withstand seizures) is lowered by sleep deprivation (lack of sleep). This can worsen pre existing seizu ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not unexpected: Would not expect an MRI to reveal any structural abnormalities in an adolescent with petit mal epilepsy. There are numerous medications which can con ... Read More

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