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What sports activities do you recommend for a child who has epilepsy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

Type & level of control define the safety of any endeavor with epilepsy.
Simple petit mal spells of a few seconds are less worrisome than those with grand mal. During any period of emerging seizures i avoid swimming/diving/bicycling etc..Land bound sports with supervision are fine & after a year or so seizure free i usually let mom decide what she's comfortable with.

In brief: Depends

Type & level of control define the safety of any endeavor with epilepsy.
Simple petit mal spells of a few seconds are less worrisome than those with grand mal. During any period of emerging seizures i avoid swimming/diving/bicycling etc..Land bound sports with supervision are fine & after a year or so seizure free i usually let mom decide what she's comfortable with.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Anything...

With common sense/supervision.
Most kids with epilepsy can do any sport. Be careful about "heights" and "water, " taking more precautions in younger/less coordinated kids. Common sense about your child's condition should guide your choices. Think practiacally about your child's abilities.

In brief: Anything...

With common sense/supervision.
Most kids with epilepsy can do any sport. Be careful about "heights" and "water, " taking more precautions in younger/less coordinated kids. Common sense about your child's condition should guide your choices. Think practiacally about your child's abilities.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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