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What are you supposed to do if your child goes into seizures from fever?

What are you supposed to do if your child goes into seizures from fever?

Take them to peds.: Your child should be seen asap by a pediatrician or family doctor. This may be febrile seizures, but could also represent CNS infection or other serious conditions. Do not try to manage this at home. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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My child aged one and half years , and had a seizure without any fever? He looks fine, so what could it be?

My child aged one and half years , and had a seizure without any fever?  He looks fine, so what could it be?

Many things: This baby should be seen with some urgency by a pediatrician and/or a pediatric neurologist. Too many potential diagnoses, several of which can be quite severe, for them to be listed here. ...Read more

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What causes seizures at the age of 21 month in a boy child when his fever was only 100.9 degrees?

What causes seizures at the age of 21 month in a boy child when his fever was only 100.9 degrees?

Febrile seizure: Febrile seizures are not dependent upon the height of the fever. You can have a febrile seizure at 100.9 derees, and you can not have one at a temperature of 104 degrees. As long as it is an uncomplicated seizure, just keep child well hydrated and get plenty of rest. Likely has more to do with which virus is causing the illness rather than the height of the fever. ...Read more

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What causes a fever seizure in a child and how is this different than epilepsy?

What causes a fever seizure in a child and how is this different than epilepsy?

Febrile seizure: Febrile seizures are usually benign episodes. They consist of muscle twitching, or jerking movements. This is usually a condition children outgrow. The rapid development of high fever can lead to their onset. They are differentiated from epilepsy by an eeg ie electroencephalogram. ...Read more

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If my child has a fever, will he have a febrile seizure?

If my child has a fever, will he have a febrile seizure?

No: Febrile seizures are common in children between 6 months and 6 years of age. They occur when your child's temperature raises rapidly. So, no, not all children with fevers will have a febrile seizure. About one in twenty-five children in this age group will have a febrile seizure. But the risk is slightly higher if your child has a sibling who has had a febrile seizure in the past. ...Read more

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What should I do if my child is having a febrile seizure?

What should I do if my child is having a febrile seizure?

Place on side: While he is convulsing, place him on his side. Don't try to stop the convulsions and don't put anything in his mouth. Also keep an eye on the clock. If the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, call 911. After the seizure has stopped, take your child to a physician immediately to rule out the presence of a serious infection. ...Read more

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What actually causes a child to convulse when she has a febrile seizure?

What actually causes a child to convulse when she has a febrile seizure?

Seizure Activity: During a febrile seizure, the brain is responding to the increased body temperature. Seizure activity (in general) is caused by a focal point of "hyper-activity" in a part of the brain, in response to the fever. ...Read more

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Are there longterm risks for a child who experienced febrile seizures?

Usually not: Seizures of any sort are very scary for parents to witness! luckily, seizures (sz) that only happen in the setting of fever are usually not damaging. Phew! more serious things to watch for: sz with no fever, febrile sz in child w other neurodevelopmental issues, sz that seems to start in one part of the body vs whole body shaking, multiple sz in a day or >15 min. Then chat w md about future risks. ...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


Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more