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My 15 month old son had a febrile seizure 4 days ago, and now having nose bleeds. What can I do? What is causing this?

My 15 month old son had a febrile seizure 4 days ago, and now having nose bleeds. What can I do? What is causing this?

Bodily reactions: He is probably experiencing some physical stress. His body is reacting in a dramatic way. At least 3% of all normal children will experience febrile seizures particularly between 1 and 3 years of age. It is an expression of a stress reaction of the body when i'll with fever. Nasal congestion and nose bleeds can be another sign of body reaction to irritation. He will do fine as he grows. ...Read more

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 in ...Read more


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Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?

Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?

Yes: I wouldn't call them febrile seizures. That is a label we use for kids who have unexplained seizures during a febrile illness. An adult with a head injury has a potential reason for seizures and any fever would likely bring it out. ...Read more

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My eyes are swollen and irritated it wasn't swollen before I put an eye drops on it. My nose bleed also and I feel like I'm going to have a fever. Why?

My eyes are swollen and irritated it wasn't swollen before I put an eye drops on it. My nose bleed also and I feel like I'm going to have a fever. Why?

Eye swelling: If these are prescription eye drops call your ophthalmologist and report this problem. If they are nonprescription eye drops stop applying them. Perhaps you're experiencing a viral or allergic reaction with nasal congestion explaining the nose bleed. See your physician or an ophthalmologist if you have continuing eye inflammation or visual difficulties. You can take Tylenol as needed for fever. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms (cold, fever) I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinux-max and started feeling better. Just hen I was done with the medication I had nose-bleed?

I have flu like symptoms (cold, fever) I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinux-max and started feeling better. Just hen I was done with the medication I had nose-bleed?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 7-8 days or so. ...Read more

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Causes of vomiting, nose bleed and fever?

Causes of vomiting, nose bleed and fever?

Multiple reasons: If you are having these symptoms, then get evaluated by your physician asap. ...Read more

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My daughter has coughed up a teaspoon r so of blood, had bout the same on a nose bleed, chest pain n no fever...what do u think?

My daughter has coughed up a teaspoon r so of blood, had bout the same on a nose bleed, chest pain n no fever...what do u think?

May be related: If she had the nose bleed before she coughed then the blood could have come from the nosebleed. If she has no lung problems, no fever and no other medical conditions then coughing up blood is not common in children and mostly related to bleeding in the nose or throat- if concerned it is always best to be seen by your doctor! ...Read more

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7 year old daughter with heavy headaches and high fever with nose bleed?

7 year old daughter with heavy headaches and high fever with nose bleed?

Have her checked: She could have a viral illness but, without actual examination, it is very hard to tell. ...Read more

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1 a day I get nose bleed after a fever and it's been 3 days now Is it normal or what to do about it? How long it last

1 a day I get nose bleed after a fever and it's been 3 days now Is it normal or what to do about it? How long it last

Fever?: First of all why are you developing fevers? You need to give thorough history and if you get fevers on and off you need to evaluate this. If the nose bleeds are a result of a fever first find out why are you developing a fever? ...Read more

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I started spotting it was brown then by3 it started looking like a light brown with pink IV been feeling like I hav a fever. Hada nose bleed test neg?

I started spotting it was brown then by3 it started looking like a light brown with pink IV been feeling like I hav a fever. Hada nose bleed test neg?

Spotting: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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Can febrile seizures be the cause of permanent brain damage or be fatal?

Can febrile seizures be the cause of permanent brain damage or be fatal?

Benign by definition: It is good to point out a difference here between a seizure occurring with a fever & a "febrile seizure". Anyone with a variety of different types of seizures can have a major seizure during a fever. The outcome of this is related to the type of seizure & complications common to that type. Febrile seizures are by definition, brief, don't impair oxygenation or result in long term injury. ...Read more

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My 5 yr son is under treatment with valproic acid due to febrile seizures. Dosage is 440mg/day and he weights 26kg. Is this dose correct?

My 5 yr son is under treatment with valproic acid due to febrile seizures. Dosage is 440mg/day and he weights 26kg. Is this dose correct?

Reasonable dose: This seems like a reasonable dose. This is on the low end of the scale. However you can go quite a bit higher. Ultimately, you need to weigh the risk of the medicine versus the benefit of preventing seizures. Please be sure you follow up to your doctor. ...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?

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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Febrile seizure?

What is the definition or description of: Febrile seizure?

Febrile Seizure: Seizure that occurs due to fever. Seen in children under 5 yrs of age. Benign type of seizure that resolves without medication. ...Read more

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


Dr. Jeb Teichman
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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