Febrile Seizures Are Usually Harmless And They Are Not As Dangerous As They May Look
Febrile seizure is a common event with a very few serious outcomes among the children between the age group of 6 months to 5 years. This is a tender age of a human when they are more susceptible to common infections such as otitis media, upper respiratory infection, and viral syndrome. Febrile seizure is as common as these infections and in most of the cases it does not create much harm like brain damage to the child. It lasts only for a few minutes. You can easily manage everything at home and it’s very rare that you have to hospitalize the patience for x-ray or any brain wave test.
What Is An Accepted Age Of Febrile Seizure?
A febrile seizure is common in toddlers. 6 months to 3 years is an accepted age of febrile seizure. The older a child is when he or she experiences its first seizure, the lesser the chances are to have more. The percentage of first febrile seizure is as low as 4% among the children. And out of 4 only 1 or 2 have additional febrile seizure.
Distribution of Febrile Seizure Duration and Associations with Development
Standard Treatment For Fevers Is An Enough Treatment For Febrile Seizure
Don’t get frightened when you witness febrile seizures, they can be scary but do not forget they are fairly common, and in most of the case do not lead to any serious health problem. If you have more concern about the subject set an appointment with your doctor. Describe everything to the doctor so it will be easier for him or her to offer required treatment to the child. In most cases, no additional treatment is necessary; the standard treatment of acetaminophen or ibuprofen will do the needful to overcome first febrile seizure.
It's Always Better To Consult Doctor About Febrile Seizures
Precautions During Febrile Seizures
During the seizure leave the children at the same place, move them only if they are in a dangerous location. If the child is on the floor, leave him there, and if the floor is hard just slide a blanket under him. Loosen all the tight clothes, make him feel easy. If saliva or mucus is building up in the mouth, or he is vomiting, turn him or her towards their stomach to prevent choking. Don’t try any act of restraining seizure movement to your son; this will only increase the risk of injury. Keep patience, febrile seizure will not stay long. You can take him to the doctor once it is over.
Febrile Seizure Is Not Epilepsy
Febrile seizure usually happens during the fever and this co-relation has given it a name like “febrile” (febrile means feverish). Evidence suggests that febrile seizure is linked with curtain viruses but no one knows that why it actually occurs. Children with family history of febrile seizures are more prone to have one and experience another within 8 to 12 months of the first. Febrile is not epilepsy, but kids with family history are at an increased risk of developing epilepsy.