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Febrile Seizures Nose Bleed
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
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
Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?
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
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
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
5 year old, fever around 104 only at night, slight cough, a little congestion, some pain in lower right side of abdomen, and now nose bleed?
You need: To see a doctor for blood work asap. Please follow up with me ...Read more
Can I use petroleum jelly into the nostrils to get rid of dryness due to hay fever? I even get very mild nose bleed because of that.
In summer my body gets hot I feel heat waves coming out from my upper body and its not fever. My nose bleed often, tiredness, and hot hand palms?
Nose bleed: All normal except nose bleed. Check with ENT ...Read more
Have her checked: She could have a viral illness but, without actual examination, it is very hard to tell. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My 22 months old had his second febrile seizure in 5 months due to high fever and upper respiratory issues. Could he develop epilepsy?
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
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