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Febrille seizures

Jayalakshmi Subbaraj
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Dec 04, 2016

my kid is 2 years 8 months female. she had high fever last Oct with seizures. her seizures repeated and doctors put her on full sedation with ventilator support for three days. then she came back to normal after 11 days of treatment and admission at hospital. she is having tonics and doctors have told she may have to continue those medicines for atleat one year... any body faced such situation. Kindly share..

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Maheshu Sarann

| Dec 04, 2016

hi jayalaxmi dont worry I can understand ur situation but kids those who get convulsions may recover as thwy grow with good care n proper medication .. if u geel the tempr s raising even if ot 99 plz keep cold water strip on. her forehead dont allow the tempr to raise n tk gd cr .. I would like to share few points with u which I got form article. ... Home treatment — Parents who witness their child's febrile seizure should take a number of steps to prevent the child from harming him or herself. Place the child on their side but do not try to stop their movement or convulsions. Do not put anything in the child's mouth. Keep an eye on a clock or watch. Seizures that last for more than five minutes require immediate treatment. One parent should stay with the child while another parent calls for emergency medical assistance, available by dialing 911 in most areas of the United States. Parents of a child who is at risk of having a recurrent febrile seizure can be taught to give treatment at home for seizures that last longer than five minutes. Treatment usually involves giving one dose of diazepam gel (Diastat®) into the rectum. One dose is generally all that is required to stop a seizure. Preventive treatment — In most cases, treatment to prevent future seizures is not recommended; the risks and potential side effects of daily antiseizure medications outweigh their benefit. In addition, giving medication (eg, acetaminophen or ibuprofen) to prevent fever is not recommended in a child without fever (eg, if the child has a cold but no fever) because it does not appear to reduce the risk of future febrile seizures. Treatment for fever (temperature greater than 100. 4ºF or 38ºC) is acceptable but not always required; parents should speak with their healthcare provider for help in deciding when to treat a child's fever. A detailed discussion of fever in children is available separately.

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