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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizure (Definition)

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


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Living with Seizures (Tip)

Living with Seizures

Good sleep hygiene, no more than two alcoholic beverages, and always take your medicine religiously. ...See more

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Living with Seizures (Checklist)

Sleep 6-8 hours each night
daily
Wear a medical alert bracelet
Once
Limit your alcohol intake as much as possible
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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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My 2yr old daughter had a febrile seizure and I need to know more?

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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Can anyone tell me what causes febrile seizures besides having a fever?

Can anyone tell me what causes febrile seizures besides having a fever?

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

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If you had febrile seizures when you were young, does that mean you've suffered brain damage?

No: Febrile seizures reflect a tendency for the immature nervous system 6m-6yr to have a brief seizure with the sudden stress of a rapid rise in body temperature.Most definitions of fs exclude those that have any interference with the breathing mechanism that might produce oxygen deprivation.A true seizure disorder (epilepsy) can have seizures during fever but the process & issues are different. ...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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Dr. Manoj Mittal
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Febrile Convulsions (Definition)

Febrile convulsions is also known as Febrile seizure. Febrile convulsions are a clinical finding in which a person has seizures (uncontrolled movements and possible loss of consciousness) that were triggered by ...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