Are Febrile Seizures In Children Dangerous If They Recur?

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a few days ago my son was hot, drank hot medicine immediately fell the heat. He had time to play and joke as usual. At 11 o’clock my child was sleeping suddenly had seizures, until he was unconscious for almost 1 hour. When the blood was checked, the cause was due to bacteria in his intestine, which had already caused 28,000 direct heat seizures. This was the 2nd time my child had seizures. First because of the high heat. My question is whether in the future it will be dangerous for my child because of these seizures, and is the possibility of having a seizure even greater? Thank you in advance.

1 Answer:

Hello Princess,

A febrile seizure is a condition where the occurrence of seizures is caused by an excessive increase in body temperature or a high fever. Febrile seizures usually occur between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. This condition is generally not dangerous, but if it is continued and occurs continuously, of course, there will be damage to the child's brain, intellectual decline, and even the potential to cause epilepsy or epilepsy in the future. Some things you can do when your child has a seizure:

Keep away from sharp objects or other dangerous objects Loosen the clothes used Do not hold back movement Record how long the seizure is or if necessary it is recorded to make it easier for the doctor to identify the type of seizure being experienced

In children who experience febrile seizures, the risk for recurrent seizures is greater because the seizure threshold value decreases. For example, in the first seizure, the child will have seizures when the temperature is> 38.5 Celsius, but in the next seizure at temperature> 37.8, seizures can occur. Some precautions that can be taken regarding your child's current condition:

Make sure the fever is not too high Rest and reduce excessive activity Consumption of paracetamol and compresses to reduce fever Consumption of nutritious foods to boost immunity

If the seizure that occurs in a day is more than 1 time or each seizure lasts more than 5 minutes then you should immediately visit a doctor to get proper treatment.

May be useful

dr. M. Rizki

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