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How Long Does Febrile Seizures Associated With Roseola Last
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
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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Certain illnesses: Children are at risk for seizures during certain types of illnesses. Most famous are roseola, shigella, measles, but also flu and urine infections. The risk is highest between 1 and 3 years of age, and there may be a familial tendency. Nearly all will outgrow the risk and do well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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