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Febrile seizure, temperature high. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Dr.
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   actually my son had a febrile seizure
Doctor :   When ?
User :   he is 4 yrs old
User :   on sunday
Doctor :   Ok, how is he now.
User :   actually we did not notice any temperature
User :   he is doing good
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and suddenly he fell from the sofa back..
Doctor :   What was his temp. when he had it.
User :   it was 100
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   Did you take him to doctor.
User :   ya we took him..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did they diagnose epilepsy of any kind.
User :   and we also got a eeg done
Doctor :   other than febrile
Doctor :   ok
User :   no nothing else was found
Doctor :   Had he previously got this.
User :   ya, he had when he was 1 yr old
User :   then when he was ard 1.8 yrs old
Doctor :   same history, following fever.
User :   then second time when he had, he had 2 episodes on the same day..
User :   yes..
User :   but at that time, the temp was 102
Doctor :   You should take care that his temp does not rise.
Doctor :   When did you see it was 100.
Doctor :   before seizures this time or after going to hospital.
User :   we always chk..
User :   but this time we did not notice any temp..
User :   after this episode, when i chkd it was 100
User :   this time it happend at home.
User :   then we took him to hospital
Doctor :   Ok, next time his fever rises try to give him crocin syrup and wipe his body with a wet cloth.
User :   ya this is what i also follow..
User :   mam,
User :   his EEG repaort says,
Doctor :   Do not allow it to rise, keep him plenty of fluids.When the child shows decreased activity check his temp.
User :   - background consists of 4-5 hz activity
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok..
User :   what is the first thing that i shd do when he gets it
User :   we usually wet his head
User :   is that correct
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   and his whole body
User :   coz, i read that it might cause him a choke
Doctor :   how frequent does he get fever?
User :   once i 4 - 5 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Choke?
User :   when he goes for swimming or when the weather is too cold
User :   ya
User :   it was mentioned like that
Doctor :   Choke meaning difficulty in swallowing.
Doctor :   when he gets fever.
User :   ok ..
User :   will it affect there skills mam
User :   like logical or mathematical.
Doctor :   No it wont affect.
Doctor :   It is only febrile seizures.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   After his childhood it will go away
Doctor :   Did he get any other time.
Doctor :   other than when he has fever.
User :   no..alll the episodes was only during fever
User :   but, this time we did not notice any fever
User :   he was almost chill
User :   and it happened.
Doctor :   ok, just avoid him from getting fever, suppose he is in school he will be alone.
User :   after this when i chkd it was 100
Doctor :   Ok, he had mild fever.
User :   may b..
User :   thank god nothing happened..
Doctor :   Just make sure you inform the teachers.
User :   he jus got down from the stairs and sat on sofa..
Doctor :   ok
User :   then this happnd
User :   ok..
User :   he is doing fine now..
Doctor :   Increase his immunity like give oranges and oineapple
Doctor :   Pineapple.
Doctor :   Lemon juice with honey
Doctor :   Egg
Doctor :   so that he does not get frequent fever and cold.
User :   hmmm..
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Let him play outdoor games like ball.
User :   oh..
User :   will that increase his immune
Doctor :   Avoid swimming till he grows, because of water he might get fever
User :   ya..
User :   they hav a compulsary period in school.but i was avaided
User :   but he likes ..
User :   :(
Doctor :   Yes,instead of indoor games like caram, video games, let him play out
User :   ok..
Doctor :   His life is more important than swimming
User :   ya i know
Doctor :   He can do that after 12 ys of age.
User :   ok
User :   actually we give him frisium 5 mg
Doctor :   teacher might not be aware of his condition when he swims, suppose he gets a seizure in between
Doctor :   Frisium only when fever rises.
User :   ya thats true
User :   ya..
User :   there are no side affects giving that right
Doctor :   Increase green leafy vegetables
Doctor :   No. it is normally given to such children
Doctor :   who are prone
User :   ok..
User :   it is so scary mam..
Doctor :   Do not worry, children outgrow this.
User :   so nothing to worry right
Doctor :   yes.
User :   and after this he has become very cranky
Doctor :   Do not give artificial foods, juices.
User :   and is crying for every lil thing
Doctor :   Yes, even he might be scared.
Doctor :   You should console him and tell him to inform you when he does not feel well.
User :   and is speaking like a small baby some timezs
Doctor :   If he feels body pain, chills tell him to inform you.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   He is still small.
Doctor :   So if he tells you you can be better prepared.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Keep a spoon between his teeth it it happens.
Doctor :   So that he does not bite his tongue.
User :   i was lil scared, coz all of the sudden he is talking like a baby.
User :   he was fluently conversing
Doctor :   Dont worry.
Doctor :   It happens during that time, even elders do.
User :   no even now he is doing
User :   when i ask him to say properly , then he is telling
Doctor :   After seizure?
User :   ya
Doctor :   what?
User :   may be he needs more attension
User :   may b thats y he was speaking like that
Doctor :   Yes. that is true
Doctor :   otherwise they do play acting.
User :   i hav a ypounger one too
Doctor :   ok
User :   he is 4 months old
Doctor :   That might be the case.
User :   ok mam... thank u so much for ur valuable time
User :   it was a great relief talking to u
Doctor :   ok, just give him for attention since he does not keep well.
Doctor :   Youa re welcome.
Doctor :   Kindly login for medical queries.
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