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Doctor insights on: Atypical Febrile Seizures

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What is a febrile seizure?

What is a febrile seizure?

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 more

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Dr. Manoj Mittal
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Febrile Convulsions (Definition)

Typically seen in young children, the first symptom is usually the seizure & then noticing the high temperature. It occurs because of a rapid rise of temperature and, what is thought to be, a rapid change in the polarization of nerve cells in the brain. It is important to be seen and evaluated to make sure there is nothing ...Read more


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How should I treat febrile seizure?

How should I treat febrile seizure?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of febrile seizure?

What are the symptoms of febrile seizure?

Febrile Seizure: 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. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

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 more

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Will febrile seizure kill me?

Will febrile seizure kill me?

Too old: You are too old for a febrile seizures. the age range is 6 months to 6 years. Adults who have seizures with fever have infections of the brain or have epilepsy that is precipitated by illness. ...Read more

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Do adults get febrile seizures?

No: By definition the upper age for febrile seizures is 7years. If an adult has a seizure with fever the illness causing lowered the threshold for seizure. You should speak with your doctor and see a neurologist ...Read more

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How are febrile seizures treated?

How are febrile seizures treated?

Treat the fever: Febrile seizures rarely are dangerous to the child if managed well. More risk is the illness and the child's overall health. Medication can be given at onset to stop the seizure. Daily medication is no longer recommended. ...Read more

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What's a febrile seizure in a baby?

What's a febrile seizure in a baby?

Febrile seizure: A febrile seizure is a combo of 1. fever 2. loss of consciousness 3. convulsive seizure. It normally occurs in a small child, once or twice, and has a very good prognosis. http://www.neurocuro.com/febrile-seizure/ ...Read more

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How dangerous are febrile seizures?

Scary but not...: With rare exception, most of febrile seizures are not dangerous. Almost all children outgrows once they reach 6 years of age. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for febrile seizure?

Is there a cure for febrile seizure?

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

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Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more