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What Does An Infant Seizure Look Like
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
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 imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
Is there a link between neuroblastoma and infant seizures? My son was recently diagnosed with both?
Seizures+NB: There is not much data about the connection between neuroblastoma (nb) and seizures in the medical literature. There have been some case reports of children presenting with nb-associated opsoclonus-myoclonus (eye movements and muscle jerks) and seizures, thought to be due to antibodies generated by the body against nb that also affect other neurons in the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone know if there is a link between neuroblastoma and infant seizures my son was recently diagnosed with both?
Can be associated: Neuroblastoma may indirectly cause seizures by causing high blood pressure, which then results in hypertensive encephalopathy- which can cause seizures, however this is pretty rare. Most often neuroblastoma presents first with vague symptoms like tiredness, fever and decreased appetite. Neuroblastoma is also the only known tumor that may spontaneously regress in specific infant cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adults overwhelm kid: People having an epileptic seizure may move their bodies with unrestrained force. If an adult restrains the child, the difference in power of the adult may have a lever effect that might cause a fracture of an upper or lower extremity. Just move the seizing person away from the corners of furniture, place them on the floor so they will not fall if you leave to call 911. Protect the head. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: This is one of those things you will never get a straight answer to, unless the trauma was severe enough to have caused brain damage. Even then, it is more likely than not that the seizures are not related to the trauma. I would consult a good epileptologist (neurologist specializing in seizures). Sometimes the seizure focus can be found and resected. ...Read more
Yes it could: I assume you mean the mother using crack Cocaine while the baby is still in her uterus? Whatever the mother uses, comes to the baby through the placenta. Absolutely Cocaine can cause problems in the fetus, and seizures once it is born. The baby will be tested for substances, and it could mean child protective services getting involved as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have epilepsy and am taking lamictal, but anytime im woken during the night I jerk and have seizures.I need help bc I have an infant?
My son just had a fainting spell or seizure (on the way to ER now). Diagnosed with WPW as an infant but no symptoms since. Might this be a factor?
Had one brief tonic clonic seizure with a fever as an infant . In late teens developed partial and then generalized seizures. Possible connection?
Epilepsy progression: There are two types of seizures with fever, simple febrile seizures and seizures precipitated by fever. It sounds like you had the latter. In that case, the development of partial seizures without or with secondary generalization is common. That you have an aura indicates the generalized seizure represent secondary generalization from a partial seizure focus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infant 13 months old taking reglan (metoclopramide) and Zantac for with redness in cheeks, seizures, developmental delay, tremors, are these side effects on them for?
Ask prescriber: Prolonged use of Reglan (metoclopramide) to speed up gastric emptying has risks . Mild side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache hypertension and restlessness, dangerous side effete include decrease in white blood cells, heart arrhythmia, adrenal disorder, several neurologic syndromes.Some pediatricians have been trying Erythromycin as a agent to speed up gastric emptying. Zantac is widely used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A hard lump behind an infants ear, it grows.. Not to fast but still grows, she often gets febrile seizures , and sweats a lot .Does this sound scary?
Shaking: There are several types of seizures in babies. In infants, seizures appear in subtle ways, like lips smacking, eye twitching, and tongue thrusting. Older children can have generalized seizures, with whole body shaking and stiffening, or partial seizures, with just one side of the body shaking or twitching. Some seizures can appear as staring spells, or as episodes of uncontrollable movements. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Im 27weeks and I have noticed the baby shakes inside me 1-2 times a day for about 15 seconds. He shakes like a seizure. Should i be worried?
Not at all: You are feeling baby moving inside and don't have to worry, but discuss it with your obstetrician at next visit. ...Read more
Brain electricity: Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical signals in the brain. There can be many different causes of this in a baby. Some are benign, such as a rapidly rising fever. Other causes include a brain abnormality present at birth, bleeding in the brain, or deprivation of oxygen for a period of time. Epilepsy is a primary disorder of abnormal electrical activity. Neurologists specialize in this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Medications should not be discontinued without consulting your neurologist first. ...Read more
Is it possible to control seizures even if my baby is diagnosed with lissencephaly type 1 (classic)?
Yes, but not always: I cannot imagine how scary and frustrating persistent seizures must be for parents. Seizures in lissencephaly are often difficult to control; however, some children are able to be seizure free. Sometimes it can take a long time to find the right combination of medications. You could also consider the ketogenic diet which has helped some kids. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22310062 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, my baby old:15 weeks;he sometimes startles(while or before sleep) but now did it 3 consecutive times awake.Is it a symptom for seizure or normal?
I started celexa (citalopram) a month ago and then i noticed baby shaking like a seizure inside of me. Should i be worried?
Not Celexa (citalopram) : My sources indicate beyond 20 weeks there is evidence of risk with citalopram and other ssri/snri. But not seizures. I suggest a discussion with your obstetrician. You may also want to discuss alternatives such as mirtazepine or seroquel (quetiapine) with the doctor prescribing celexa. Weighing fetal risk vs maternal benefit should be carefully evaluated. ...Read more
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