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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Febrile Convulsions

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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.

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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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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.

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What is the definition or description of: Febrile convulsions?

What is the definition or description of: Febrile convulsions?

Febrile convulsion: 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 febrile seizures http://patient. Info/doctor/febrile-convulsions

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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.

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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.

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Is there a condition that could cause febrile convulsions, microcephaly, dyspraxia?

Is there a condition that could cause febrile convulsions, microcephaly, dyspraxia?

Many possible causes: There are many possible conditions that can give these symptoms. Speak to your pediatrician or consult a pediatric neurologist.

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My 5 year old child has had 3 febrile convulsions due to tonsils illness. Is there any risk for him to be affected by epilepsy?

My 5 year old child has had 3 febrile convulsions due to tonsils illness. Is there any risk for him to be affected by epilepsy?

Has he had before: 5 years is late for onset offebrile seizures, also the number of seizures with one episode of illness is not the norm. I would be concerned with other causes of seizures and would consult either the er if he is still ill and a neurologist for further work up.

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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.

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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/

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Is a febrile seizure followed by a non-febrile seizure?

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.

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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.

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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.

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What actually causes a child to convulse when she has a febrile seizure?

What actually causes a child to convulse when she has a febrile seizure?

Seizure Activity: During a febrile seizure, the brain is responding to the increased body temperature. Seizure activity (in general) is caused by a focal point of "hyper-activity" in a part of the brain, in response to the fever.

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Will febrile seizure kill me?

Too old: You are too old for a febrile seizures. The age range is 6 months to 6 years. Adults who have seizures with fever have infections of the brain or have epilepsy that is precipitated by illness.

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What to expect in an infant after febrile seizure?

Sleep: Following the seizure, expect the child to sleep for a variable period of time, 1/2 to several hours. When the child awakens expect them to act normally.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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What must I do when my child has a febrile seizure?

What must I do when my child has a febrile seizure?

Go to ER immediately: Child will need immediate work-up with blood and urine cultures and tests plus lumbar puncture to diagnose cause and be started on appropriate parenteral broad spectrum antibiotics asap.

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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.

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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


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Convulsion (Definition)

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