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What are the chances of my baby having another febrile convulsion after the first one?

What are the chances of my baby having another febrile convulsion after the first one?

Febrile seizures: Febrile seizures occur in about 3% of infants under 6years of age. There is a greater likelihood if parents have had febrile seizures. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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I'm terrified my baby will have a febrile convulsion as his temp keeps spiking up, what do I do?

I'm terrified my baby will have a febrile convulsion as his temp keeps spiking up, what do I do?

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. This occurs only in those predisposed. ...Read more

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My son had convulsions and his fever reached 104 f. Is this a common reaction from the dtap shot?

My son had convulsions and his fever reached 104 f. Is this a common reaction from the dtap shot?

Maybe: It would have been common 25 years ago when we were using the whole cell DTP vaccine. Today with the acellular vaccine it is rarely the cause of any reaction.The prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine (pneumoccal) is often given at the same time and I have seen more fevers since this vaccine was added to the group given. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son had convulsions and his fever reached 104 f. how common is this with the dtap shot?

What do you suggest if my son had convulsions and his fever reached 104 f. how common is this with the dtap shot?

First: Call your doctor. Severe reactions with vaccination are very rare and even less so with the newer vaccines. ( 1 in 1 million doses) but they do happen. But a thorough medical evaluation is required. It can be difficult to sort out a true vaccination reaction from another coincidental illness. Go to the Dr. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid febrile convulsions ?

What can I do to avoid febrile convulsions ?

Nothing: There aren't any proven methods of completely avoiding febrile seizures. If your child has already had a febrile seizure they are at increased risk of having another one. The best thing to do is to educate yourself on how to deal with a seizure; put your baby on his/her side, move them out of harm's way. Never put anything in their mouth. ...Read more

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How long do febrile convulsions usually last for ?

How long do febrile convulsions usually last for ?

Usually < 5 min: They usually last only for a few seconds and almost always last less than 15 minutes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Febrile convulsions?

Seizure due to fever: 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 else going on (meningitis,etc). ...Read more

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Is there any risk of febrile convulsions occurring in my child?

Is there any risk of febrile convulsions occurring in my child?

Yes: Febrile seizures are common and very scary events. They occur in children between the ages of 6 months and 5-6 years of age, when they have a sudden rise in their body temperature. Your child has a higher chance of having febrile seizures if he/she has had them before, or if they have a sibling that has had them. ...Read more

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My son has febrile convulsions, what age do they grow out of them?

Five is the limit: By the time a child is five years old most children will stop having febrile seizures. ...Read more

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Is it applicable to put cold water to a child having febrile convulsion?

Is it applicable to put cold water to a child having febrile convulsion?

Tepid bath: No, it may make him seize more. After the seizure is finished you might give the child a tepid bath to bring the temp down. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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