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.

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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

There . There are a few things this could be: this could be a tic disorder such as tourette syndrome. Tic disorders are common (1 in a 100 people) and can involve blinking, coughing, throat clearing, sniffing and facial movements. No one really knows why this happens, but genetics are thought to play a role. It is commonly diagnosed in children and tends to improve when they hit their teen years. There are medications that can help very severe tics, but most of the time, medication is unnecessary. This could be an eye injury such as a scratch on the cornea of the eye. This could cause the blinking and the sensitivity to light, but these are also painful and most kids - even infants - will let you know how uncomfortable they are by being very irritable. There is a very small chance that this could be seizure related. While your son is blinking, is he responsive to you? Does he seems to "space -out" and not hear or remember what you are saying? The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and set up an appointment for evaluation. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. Read more...
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...

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...

Does reducing a fever with tylenol help prevent a febrile seizure? My daughter had a febrile seizure about 6 months ago. I had one doctor tell me that if I control the fever early enough with tylenol it would prevent the seizure and had another doctor te

Febrile . Febrile seizures are quite common - affecting 2%-5% of kids between the ages of 6 months to 5 years. The good news is that almost all kids with febrile seizures do just fine. According to the guidelines for febrile seizure treatment by the american academy of pediatrics, fever medications such as Acetaminophen (tylenol) and Ibuprofen do not prevent febrile seizures. They can, however, make the child more comfortable if she has a fever and doesn't feel well. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. Read more...
Prevent seizure. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help prevent febrile seizures when given early to children whose seizures are triggered by the rapidity of temperature rise or when a child's specific temperature is reached or exceeded. However about 1/3 of children with a history of febrile seizures will have a seizure before an elevated temperature is detected and may be the first symptom of illness.. Read more...

Daughter had febrile seizure. She vomited a few minutes later. She was diagnosed with a viral illness. She has vomited a few more times?

Common issue. You provided a description of a common event. For us to help, you also must ask a clear question.Your questions are not linked, so each must contain both info on the issue and a question. Read more...
SEIZURE & FEVER. Sounds like your daughter is not feeling very well. Rest, hydration and fever reduction are your short-term goals. Although it does sound viral, persistent vomiting in a child would be a reason for follow up with the pediatrician or, more acutely, the emergency department. . Read more...