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Does Family History Of Febrile Szs Cause Febrile Seizures
If I'm 31 with no family history of seizures and have never smoked or done drugs. Am I at risk for seizure? Super fit but bad health anxiety.
No: You are not at risk for seizures more than the rest of the population. ...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
My son is 22 mths and had is 2nd febrile seizure in 5 months. No family history of them. How could we prevent them? His fever was 103. Ear infection
Gotta control fevers: The BEST way to prevent the seizures is by taking precautions to avoid illnesses that will cause fevers to begin with but when that's not possible work aggressively to keep fevers down...cool compresses, luke warm baths when fevers go over 101 appropriate medications for the fever (rectal suppository Tylenol), cool drinks, etc. Antiepileptic meds to PREVENT seizures in this instance NOT INDICATED. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Son had febrile seizure caused him to have 4 in less than 2 hours and its been 5 days now he has no fever . This morning he woke up with 97.1 96.9?
Simple or complex ?: Simple febrile seizures can run in families. With complex febrile seizures one sees focal neurological deficits after the seizure or the seizures are prolonged or occur in clusters. It is more likely that there is some underlying pathology with the latter ( developmental disorder, vascular malformation, etc) the eeg is likely to be abnormal between seizures. ...Read more
Not by definition: Febrile seizures are common:1/20 kids 6m-6yr. By definition the term is applied to seizures not thought to be triggered by or cause brain injury.Whether brief or longer, the label was seldom used if the kids seizure resulted in impairment of oxygen flow to the brain which would be the main cause of injury.The seizure itself did not.Problems come if true epilepsy emerges in young kids & confuses us. ...Read more
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