Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What is Febrile Seizure

My son suffered from febrile seizure attack when he was 18 months old. It was scary, but then I did complete research on febrile seizure. Now, I know that it is a common but an unknown thing for many. Parents of kids, who have suffered febrile seizures, should keep the following things in mind:

1) Febrile seizures are caused by sudden increase in the body temperature. So always keep crocin/paracetamol (any fever controlling medicine) handy and give this to your kid whenever you see the temperature rising. This has to be done as soon as possible to avoid his temperature from rising very high.

2) Visit to the doctor as soon as the temperature lowers.

3) Do not ever take your kid to the doctor while he is having the attack. Let him come back to the normal state and then take him to the doctor.

4) Let the air pass freely around you kid while he is under the seizure. Loosen all his clothes around the neck and waist.

5) Do not try to move him when he is under the seizure. Just make him lie on a flat surface.

6) In case the seizure lasts for more than 5 minutes or your kid turns blue, immediately call the doctor.

7) Keep an eye on the watch to notice the duration of seizure for further treatment.

8) Kids outgrow the possibility of febrile seizure attacks when they are five years older or more.

9) Only half of the kids who have suffered the attack, suffer it for the second time.

10) Only one third of the kids who have suffered the febrile seizure attack twice, suffer it for the third time.

11) Febrile seizure attacks after three times are very rare.

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