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.
Primary care doctor. A febrile seizure is a seizure which occurs in a child, usually between 6 months and 6 years of age, that is associated with a fever. They generally occur when the child's temperature changes quickly, either going up or coming down. While very scary to parents, most simple febrile seizures themselves do not cause any problems for the child. Your regular doctor can evaluate.

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My dautr was treated for febrile seizure age 1-4. Now she is 8 and had a seizure. Doc gave frisium tab to be taken only when with fever. Will it help?

Febrile seizures. Febrike seizures are common in early childhood; however at age 8 i would suggest further studies. Read more...
Not likely prevent. Your daughter is now out of the age range for febrile seizures. Should she have a seizure, even during a febrile illness, it would not be considered a febrile seizure. It would be considered that her threshold for epileptic seizures was lowered by illness. The likelihood of epileptic seizures after febrile seizures is about 1%. Not a high risk,since general population risk is 1/2% Read more...

Daughter had febrile seizure whn she had fever froman infection. Doc said frisium shd b taken everytime shehas a slight fever till 5 yrs. Is it right?

Yes. We don't understand exactly why some children get the febrile seizures. It is thought that sudden changes in temperature may be to blame, since they occur with minimal fevers. It may help to use a fever reducer for each illness until she is well. The seizures usually don't happen in children over 5-6 years of age. Read more...
Maybe. Febrile seizures occur in about 1/20 children.Only half would have a second one. A rapid change in temperature is the common trigger and may occur before you realize the kid is sick.You should treat any illness as you would normally and ask for instructions on how to handle a future seizure if it occurs.Once the kid is older than six, a recurrence is rare. Read more...

My son 12 months old who had history of febrile seizure presented with fever, doctor advices to give diazepam 2 mgalong with febrinil, is it safe?

Yes. Febrile seizures are generally a harmless event, even though they are very scary. There are not many things that can prevent them and because they are generally brief they do not need treatment. Sometimes if a febrile seizure is particularly long or happen frequently diazepam can help. It will make your child sleepy but otherwise has no side effects. Read more...
Febrile seizures. The seizures usually arise from rapid rise in temperature. If your young child is not acting right and he becomes feverish, give either tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen and place him in a warm bath. By using this approach you may sometimes be able to abort a seizure. 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...

What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

See below. This is, normally a brief, less than 5 minutes, generalized seizure with loss of consciousness. They occur at the onset of a fever. And, sometimes the seizure happens before you know your child has a fever. They commonly occur between 6 months to 6 years of age. Read more...
Generalized seizure. the symptoms of febrile seizure is during a febrile illness in a child 4 months to 6 years, a generalized seizure occurs. It may involve shaking of the whole body or may involve staring or stiffening of the body. True febrile seizures are generalized, involve the whole body. they are usually brief. Read more...

What's a febrile seizure in a baby?

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...
Febrile seizure. A febrile seizure is a combo of 1. fever 2. loss of consciousness 3. convulsive seizure. It normally occurs in a small child, once or twice, and has a very good prognosis. http://www.neurocuro.com/febrile-seizure/ Read more...