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What do you suggest if my child has 100.29 fever and a seizure disorder?

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen)...

or ibuprofen, and make sure he/she gets the seizure meds on time.

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen)...

or ibuprofen, and make sure he/she gets the seizure meds on time.
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Febrile seizures are

more likely in infants & toddlers with a family history of febrile seizures.
1st seizure is usually between 6 months & 3 years. Temperature is usually 102 degrees or >. No studies have proven that reducing fever reduces risk of a febrile seizure, If 1st febrile seizure is at <12 mos., recurrence is more likely, but only 2-5% of tots with febrile sezures develop epilepsy.

In brief: Febrile seizures are

more likely in infants & toddlers with a family history of febrile seizures.
1st seizure is usually between 6 months & 3 years. Temperature is usually 102 degrees or >. No studies have proven that reducing fever reduces risk of a febrile seizure, If 1st febrile seizure is at <12 mos., recurrence is more likely, but only 2-5% of tots with febrile sezures develop epilepsy.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
I believe we both mis-read your question. If your child has a seizure disorder, continue daily Anti-Epileptic medications. Reducing fever will make him more comfortable,but may not prevent. Especially if our child has had recent break-through seizures, it'd be wise to see your pediatrician before the weekend & advise his pediatric neurologist that &#40;s&#41;he is ill.
Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Febrile seizures

Fever reducers help to prevent seizures if taken appropriately.

In brief: Febrile seizures

Fever reducers help to prevent seizures if taken appropriately.
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