Is A Febrile Seizure In A 6 Year Old Still Normal?
Mlm I want to ask my son, a boy aged 6 years and 18 kg, yesterday my child has a fever and seizures up to 2 times a day, only 15 minutes after the first seizure. risk of seizures at the age of 6 yr and is it still normal for seizures at 6 yr Thank you
Hello Nur Komala, thank you for asking.
Febrile seizures are seizures that occur when a child has a body temperature above 38C. Seizures can occur due to infection conditions or other conditions such as post-immunization. Simple febrile seizures generally stop at 5 years old, do not recur within 24 hours, and affect the whole body. Complex febrile seizures occur when the child is still having a febrile seizure after the age of 5 years, recurs in the near future in less than 24 hours, and can affect only part of the body.
It is also possible that your child is classified as a complex febrile seizure. The risk of the most frequent complication is the development of the disease into epilepsy later in life. You should consult directly with your pediatrician. The doctor will carry out the necessary checks and determine the follow-up. If epilepsy is suspected, your doctor may do an EEG. Meanwhile, if your child has a seizure again, put your child on the floor or a flat mattress, loosen his clothes, tilt his body, and do not put anything in the mouth, do not give your child to drink during a seizure. Hopefully this short review helps you. Regards.