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Adult Febrile Seizures
Febrile convulsions are seizures (fits or convulsions) occurring in children aged 6 months to 5 years, associated with fever, without other underlying cause such as CNS infection or electrolyte imbalance. The mechanisms are unknown. It is uncertain whether the degree of fever or the rate of rise of temperature is a trigger in ...Read more
Can adults get febrile seizures? And if so, how severe can these seizures get? Do they only happen at really high temperatures, or any temperature?
Poor term: Febrile seizure is a term used to describe a process in childhood where their immature nervous system can develop benign seizures with febrile stress. It would never be applied to an adult with a mature nervous system. Childhood seizures are often benign, while adult seizures are not. Any seizure patient is more likely to have a seizure if they have a fever. ...Read more
How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?
Fever as stress: Fever/illness/lack of sleep etc., all stress factors can set off a seizure in one prone to seizures. To call the adult event a "febrile seizure" is a misuse of a term limited by convention to a benign childhood condition. A more accepted term would be a seizure associated with fever and its long term prognosis would be much different.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some possible side effects (if any) experienced in adults because of having many febrile seizures as a small child?
Definition issue: Febrile seizures are innocent problems of an immature nervous system that kids grow out of & don't produce learning disabilities or other issues in adulthood. The problem comes with the overlap with a true seizure disorder of early childhood. Infants or children that go on to have epilepsy in their teens or adulthood can also have seizures during fever.Once you go > 3 fs I worry about epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?
No one knows: It is believed that the young child's body produces potent toxins when they get ill. These are referred to as cytokines. These agents cause the child to react with feeling miserable and perhaps developing fever. These agents can irritate the brain and body to produce seizure like activity. The effects are fully reversible. Our over reaction often makes more injury than the initial illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self Resolve: Febrile seizure can happen in young children when their temperature rises rapidly. It is usually brief, and generalized (affects the entire body). There's no long term consequences. Febrile seizure that lasts longer than 5 minutes or starts/affects just one part of the body needs medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A febrile seizure is an episode of convulsions associated with a seizure. It normally occurs in children between 6 and 60 months old. It tends to last less than 5 minutes.
It is a common and self-limited condition that is not related to other illnesses.
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See below: This is, normally a brief, less than 5 minutes, generalized seizure with loss of consciousness. They occur at the onset of a fever. And, sometimes the seizure happens before you know your child has a fever. They commonly occur between 6 months to 6 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure for febrile sz:
For most people, febrile seizure occurs once or twice. Aging will lead to this condition disappearing, there is no treatment needed in these cases.
In rare cases, normally for situations when febrile seizures occur more than two times, or if the EEG is abnormal, medicine may be used to prevent seizures. ...Read more
Febrile seizures: Usually occur between 6 months to 6 years old. They are frightening but they are harmless. Twice more in boys than in girls ...Read more
Temperature change: Febrile seizures are believed to be precipitated by rapid changes in body temperature that occur when the fever is developing, or when temperatures abruptly drop (this is why we don't recommend very cold baths or alcohol rubs for fevers). That being said, a child with tendencies to febrile seizures can have an episode before the fever has fully developed. ...Read more
By definition: Seizures in young children associated with high fevers are termed "febrile seizures". The prognosis for the future is usually very positive. If a young child has a seizure without a fever, I would be suspicious for an underlying cause for epilepsy, and further testing would be indicated. ...Read more