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can a fever seizure affect mental ability in a 2 year old he is seeing things that are not there and has no appitite?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes & no: The fever itself can distort the sensations a kid will talk about & the higher the fever the more bizarre the visual images in some. The seizure by itself has transient effects in kids this age & they generally don't describe remembering what goes on during a seizure.If their visual perception varies shortly after an event, the issue would be transient, if at all.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Simple febrile seizu: A simple febrile seizure, is usually not associated with any negative consequences. However, what has been called a complex febrile seizure, is a different disorder, actually epilepsy precipitated by fever or illness. You should speak to your pediatrician about what type of seizure your child had. this will give you an opportunity to discuss your other concerns.

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Why do infants and toddlers get fevers?

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Infection: By far the most common reason for fever in infants and toddlers are infections, with viral infections being the most common type of infection. The infection triggers the immune system to respond with chemicals that effect an area of the brain with controls temperature.
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If I have a fever in the second trimester, does that put the baby at risk?

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Is it common for sinus congestion to cause a decrease in appetite?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
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First, diagnosis: Sinus congestion is not as easy to diagnose by the patient as one might think. You may really have nasal congestion. And most causes of nasal congestion are viral infections. Therefore, it is very likely that the overall symptoms of a viral infection may lead to a decrease in appetite. The course of these infections is 7-10 days. If longer, consult you physician.
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I've had a fever for 60days. 100-101 can't find a reason for it, it followed a endo ablation and a shot of depo. I'm tired and short/breath BP rising ?

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Get tested: There are many possible causes of unexplained fever ranging from infection, autoimmune diseases, even certain cancers. Please get tested by a doctor soon.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Why is my 2 year old daughters stool always a shade of green? I rarely give her juice or food coloring so it cannot be the dye...

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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Normal!: It is not uncommon in some children. If the stool is formed , child is growing i would not worry about it. It is often from green leafy vegetables, coloring agents in the food or simply due to rapid transit from small intestine to large intestine where it normally is tuned brown.

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