21 Month Old Child Looks Sleepy After Febrile Seizure?

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Ass doctor, rozha, I want to ask, three days ago my son had a febrile seizure, he was 21 months old, a boy, 15 kg. I want to ask why my child’s eyes always look very sleepy, then how long can it take to return to normal and not sleepy again even after waking up, please answer yes. thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Roza,

Thanks for the question. A febrile seizure is a seizure that occurs when the body temperature rises suddenly and drastically. This condition generally occurs in children aged 6 months to 3 years. In addition, the child's risk of developing febrile seizures is higher if they have a family history of febrile seizures. Have you taken your child to the doctor? Is the febrile seizure a simple febrile seizure or a complex febrile seizure? Febrile seizures are divided into two types, namely simple febrile seizures and complex febrile seizures. Simple febrile seizure lasts less than 15 minutes, seizures occur throughout the body, and do not recur within 24 hours. On the other hand, complex febrile seizures last longer than 15 minutes, seizure movements occur in certain parts of the body, and seizures may occur more than once in 24 hours. Complex febrile seizures require special attention because the doctor will usually carry out further examinations. Drowsiness is a natural thing to find after a child has a seizure. But usually the child will return to normal after that, it doesn't happen for days. If your child still looks sleepy, please immediately take your child to a pediatrician for further examination. The doctor will need to examine your child to find out if this condition is caused by other things such as meningitis, encephalitis, electrolyte disturbances in the body, and others. Further treatment will be given by a doctor according to the underlying health condition. In the meantime, please keep monitoring your child's condition. If the fever persists, give paracetamol to relieve the fever.

Hope this information is useful.

Dr. Aloisia

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