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Febrile Seizure

Information about Febrile Seizure

We Have to Know about the Febrile Seizure

  • A convulsion in young children caused by a sudden spike in body temperature, often from an infection

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Repeated seizures with a sudden rise of temperature

Causes of Febrile Seizure

  • Occurs because of a sudden spike in body temperature
  • The most common cause is a typical childhood illness, such as a middle ear infection or roseola — a viral infection that causes swollen glands and a rash
  • Also caused by the fever that may accompany the vaccination like DPT or MMR

Do’s and Don’ts of Febrile Seizure

  • Seek the doctor

Signs & Symptoms of Febrile Seizure

  • Have a fever — usually higher than 102 F
  • Lose consciousness
  • Shake or jerk the arms and legs on both sides of the body
  • Roll his or her eyes back in the head
  • Have trouble breathing
  • Lose urine
  • Vomit
  • Cry or moan

Medical advice for Febrile Seizure

  • If the seizure lasts longer than five minutes or is accompanied by vomiting, problems with breathing or extreme sleepiness, call for an ambulance to take your child to the emergency room

Risk factors of Febrile Seizure

  • Most febrile seizures occur in children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years and are particularly common in toddlers

Treatment for Febrile Seizure

  • Antiepileptic drugs

Self-care for Febrile Seizure

If your child has a febrile seizure, stay calm and follow these steps to help your child during the seizure:

  • Place your child on his or her side, somewhere where he or she won’t fall
  • Stay close to watch and comfort your child
  • Remove any hard or sharp objects near your child
  • Loosen any tight or restrictive clothing
  • Don’t restrain your child or interfere with your child’s movements.
  • Don’t attempt to put anything in your child’s mouth
  • If possible, try to time the seizure using your watch or a clock. Also, try to note which part of your child’s body begins to shake first

Investigations for Febrile Seizure

  •  History
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