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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)

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 ...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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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?

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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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My 2yr old daughter had a febrile seizure and I need to know more?

Ok: Febrile seizures are common between 6 months and 5 years old. They typically occur with a rapid rise in temperature and if a parent has a history of febrile seizures, that increases the risk that his/her children might. Febrile sz usually last less than 5 minutes and do not cause brain damage. Once a child has had them, it is important to be assertive with fever control next time. ...Read more

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Febrile seizures in an adult patient. I thought only little kids have febrile seizures.?

Febrile seizures in an adult patient. I thought only little kids have febrile seizures.?

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 more

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Can febrile seizures and the early closure of the soft spot affect your intellectual capacity?

Not a problem: Febrile seizures seem to be age related, often do not need to be treated, and typically do not cause future seizures or mental disabilities. The closure of the "soft spot" is not unusual, and should not create any problems whatsoever. ...Read more

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When my son was a baby he had febrile seizures. Now he's 18 and gets migraines. Are the disorders related?

When my son was a baby he had febrile seizures.  Now he's 18 and gets migraines.  Are the disorders related?

No: There is no scientific data connecting the two disorders, specifically cause and effect relationship. ...Read more

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What are some possible side effects (if any) experienced in adults because of having many febrile seizures as a small child?

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 more

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2 episodes of febrile seizure due to pneumonia (9mons)(1y/o). Is that safe to put on phenobarbital 1/4 gr 2x/day? how long he need to take it?

2 episodes of febrile seizure due to pneumonia (9mons)(1y/o). Is that safe to put on phenobarbital 1/4 gr 2x/day? how long he need to take it?

Febrile seizures: Febrile seizures are not usually treated with preventative medications other than Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin during illness (this can help prevent rapid body temperature fluctuations that trigger the seizure). If an anti-seizure drug was recommended for your child, there may be more going on that simple febrile seizures. Please have a frank discussion with your pediatrician or neurologist. ...Read more

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My son aged 2 year and 2months had febrile seizure 3 days ago,he is on fever med and antibiotic,is there any chance of developing febrile seizure agai?

My son aged 2 year and 2months had febrile seizure 3 days ago,he is on fever med and antibiotic,is there any chance of developing febrile seizure agai?

Yes: Of children with febrile seizures, 15 to 70% will have a second seizure. Risk is increased with family history of febrile seizure, less than 18 months at onset, and short duration of fever. More details on recurrence here... http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/p149.html ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for febrile seizure?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for febrile seizure?

GP/FP/PED primary: This problem is so common (1/20 kids) that most primare care practices deal with the routein cases. In the few that have unusual presentations, prolonged events or significant parental fears, i will call on my pedi neurology collegues to help. If nothing else the process of having that second opinion agree with my DX makes everybody more comfortable with what can be a scarry process. ...Read more

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What causes a febrile seizure?

The rise of fever: Febrile seizures are common in children, about 5% of the population. They are generally a combination of how fast the fever rises and a genetic predisposition. Very few children with febrile seizures go on to have epilepsy, but that is still being studied. ...Read more

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Can a man have a febrile seizure?

No: True febrile seizures occur in children from 4 months to 6 years. In adults, a fever may precipitate a seizure if there is an abnormality in the brain that exists. The fever might lower a persons threshold for having a seizure but is not considered a febrile seizure. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a febrile seizure?

What sort of disorder is a febrile seizure?

Febrile seizure: A febrile seizure is a generalized seizure that occurs in a small child in the setting of a fever. Normally it affects children between 1-4 years old. http://www.neurocuro.com/febrile-seizure/ ...Read more

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Is a febrile seizure followed by a non-febrile seizure?

Is a febrile seizure followed by a non-febrile seizure?

Little risk: there is no increase in epilepsy risk after a single febrile seizure. Even with multiple simple febrile seizures the risk goes from 1/2 to 1 percent. ...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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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


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Febrile Seizure (Definition)

Seizure that occurs due to fever. Seen in children under 5 yrs of age. Benign type of seizure ...Read more