Will Toddlers Who Have Febrile Seizures Grow Up When They Have Fever?

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I have a 3 year old child, I have had 2 febrile seizures, first at the age of 2 years and the second when 3 years ago, I want to ask if my child will always have a febrile seizure during high fever when he grows up? Or is there an age limit to what age can a child continue to experience febrile seizures?

1 Answer:

Hello Wilda!

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Febrile seizure is a condition of the occurrence of seizures in children (can be characterized by sudden repetitive movements or the body looks stiff still with muscle stiffness) arising from increased body temperature / fever. Generally, febrile seizures arise due to infections such as flu virus infections, ear infections, tonsill infections, chicken pox, febrile seizures can occur after immunization, but keep in mind that the cause of seizures is not from the vaccine but from high fever conditions, there is the influence of genetic factors that are thought to play a factor risk of febrile seizures. Febrile seizures are often experienced in children aged 6 months to 5 years.

Some conditions that need to be considered a child experiencing febrile seizures, including:

Loss of consciousness and sweating. Seizures in the extremities. High fever exceeds 38 degrees Celsius. When seizures, foam can come out of the mouth. The black part of the eye can disappear during a seizure. After it subsides, looks sleepy and falls asleep. Keep in mind that in febrile seizures have grouped based on the duration of the seizure, the frequency and involvement of consciousness disorders, namely simplex fever seizures (duration under 15 minutes, not recurring in 24 hours) or complex febrile seizures (duration above 15 minutes, or recur in 24 hours) . If there is a recurring febrile seizure, the child loses consciousness after the seizure, or a high fever that does not improve with fever relief medication up to 39 degrees Celsius, immediately take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.

If indeed your child has frequent febrile seizures, you can do the following things while taking your child to the nearest health unit:

Don't resist your child's seizure movements. But place it on a safe surface like on a carpet on the floor. To avoid choking, remove it immediately if there is something in his mouth when he has a seizure. Do not put any form of medication in his mouth when the child is having a seizure. To prevent him from swallowing his own vomit, place him sideways, not on his back, with one arm under the head that is also tilted to one side. Calculate the duration of a febrile seizure. Call an ambulance or immediately take it to the emergency department (IGD) if the seizure occurs more than 10 minutes. Stay close to calm him down. Move sharp or dangerous objects from the surroundings. Loosen the clothes. For more complete information on handling febrile seizures in children, you can access this link.

Hopefully this information can help you,

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