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Child Fever Seizure
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
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My 4 months child suffered 2 times by seizure.But she has no fever or cold problem.What type of doctor we need to take advice.
Seizure: A 4 month old having seizures can be very serious. You need to go see a pediatric neurologist immediately. ...Read more
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
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