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How long does a febrile seizure last?

How long does a febrile seizure last?

Febrile seizure: A febrile seizure normally lasts 5 minutes or less. It occurs in children who have a high temperature. ...Read more

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Dr. Manoj Mittal
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Febrile Convulsions (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is it normal for a febrile seizure to last as long as 15 minutes in a three year old boy? Are there any long term effects to seizures as long as that

It's Probably OK: Febrile seizures are considered "typical" if they are 15 minutes or less in duration and are "all over" body seizures (not just one limb or one half of the body involved). There are no known long-term problems with febrile seizures, even at that length. For otherwise healthy children, it takes quite a while (>30-40 minutes) for any seizure to start to have a significant risk of injury. ...Read more

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2 episodes of febrile seizure due to pneumonia (9mons)(1y/o). Is that safe to put on phenobarbital 1/4 gr 2x/day? how long he need to take it?

Febrile seizures: Febrile seizures are not usually treated with preventative medications other than Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin during illness (this can help prevent rapid body temperature fluctuations that trigger the seizure). If an anti-seizure drug was recommended for your child, there may be more going on that simple febrile seizures. Please have a frank discussion with your pediatrician or neurologist. ...Read more

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My 15 month old had a febrile seizure last night. I'm very scared and confused. What causes them? I was told diff things by paramedics n drs!

Febrile seizure: Please refer to the following link for detailed information on febrile seizure. http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/livingwithepilepsy/parentsandcaregivers/parents/infants/febrileconvulsions.cfm. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son started blinking/squinting last night at the rate of 8-10 times every 20 seconds. Light seems to make it worse he had febrile seizure about 8 months ago, but the dr. Told me it was common and nothing to worry about. When he blinks/squint

Uveitis: If the light is bothering the child and he is blinking and squinting his eyes, one may need to rule out uveitis- inflammation of the uveal tissue (especially iritis). Check with the ophthalmologist to make sure that child does not have some kind of inflammation of the eyes. Also if he has abraison of the cornea that can also make tearing, redness and photophobia. ...Read more

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3 Episode of febrile seizure because of 2x Pneumonia and 1 UTI. is that right to put the 15mos/old in phenobarbital 14gr 2x/day? how long?

3 Episode of febrile seizure because of 2x Pneumonia and 1 UTI. is that right to put the 15mos/old in phenobarbital 14gr 2x/day? how long?

Perhaps: Phenobarbital is commonly used for seizure control in very young children. Febrile seizures don't usually require anticonvulsant therapy, but if they are frequent, then sometimes treatment is given until the child outgrows febrile seizures. If there are no seizures after a year, then meds should be stopped by the doctor to see if they are still needed. ...Read more

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My daughter had a febrile seizure last night. Is salivating and drooling a normal post side effect? She is 15 months.

Not for 24 hours:: Salivating and drooling in toddlers may be signs of a throat pain or obstruction that prevents swallowing of saliva. That plus fever (as in febrile seizure) can point to a significant infection. Call your dr asap! ...Read more

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9 yr old girl w high fever (101-104.5 ear) for 48 hrs and NO other symptoms.Alternating Adv/Tyl when temp reaches 102.She had febrile seizure @ 18 mths.High fever common 4 her, but not so long?

9 yr old girl w high fever (101-104.5 ear) for 48 hrs and NO other symptoms.Alternating Adv/Tyl when temp reaches 102.She had febrile seizure @ 18 mths.High fever common 4 her, but not so long?

Youre on right track: Most fevers in kids are viral & improve within 72hrs. If not below 101 by 72hrs, or if having other worrisome symptoms, then seek care. Children under 3months old should be seen for any temp over 100.4. Reserving meds for higher fevers or feeling ill is good practice. Febrile seizures are rare at 9yrs old, and fever meds won't prevent seizures anyway. Hope she feels better soon. She probably will. ...Read more

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What to do with a child who is having a febrile seizure?

What to do with a child who is having a febrile seizure?

See doc ASAP.ER?: This is a serious issue-take to your peds or er, asap! ...Read more

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Does having one febrile seizure increase the chances of having another?

Yes: Having one febrile seizures is a predictor of second or more febrile seizures, especially if the first happens when the child is less than 18 months. ...Read more

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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. 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