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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. Sheila Smith
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...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?

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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At what age do febrile seizures stop being a threat?

Febrile seizures : Usually occur between 6 months to 6 years old . They are frightening but they are harmless. Twice more in boys than in girls ...Read more

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What can cause febrile seizures besides having a fever?

Temperature change: Febrile seizures are believed to be precipitated by rapid changes in body temperature that occur when the fever is developing, or when temperatures abruptly drop (this is why we don't recommend very cold baths or alcohol rubs for fevers). That being said, a child with tendencies to febrile seizures can have an episode before the fever has fully developed. ...Read more

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What can increase a child's chances of recurrent febrile seizures?

What can increase a child's chances of recurrent febrile seizures?

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 more

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My 2yr old daughter had a febrile seizure and I need to know more?

Ok: Febrile seizures are common between 6 months and 5 years old. They typically occur with a rapid rise in temperature and if a parent has a history of febrile seizures, that increases the risk that his/her children might. Febrile sz usually last less than 5 minutes and do not cause brain damage. Once a child has had them, it is important to be assertive with fever control next time. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for febrile seizure?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for febrile seizure?

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

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What are some facts about febrile seizures a parent must know?

What are some facts about febrile seizures a parent must know?

Several: Lower the fever, treat if needed, generally benign, but should aways be avioded if possible. ...Read more

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My son took 2 febrile seizures. Can it really harm him hes 1 year old?

Febrile seizures: Febrile seizures are usually benign in nature without anty lasting side effects.Rarely, they can be the forerunner of a seizure disorder. ...Read more

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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