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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   20months old my son got fits ( doctor termed as Febrile seizure) 5 times in the last 9 months
User :   we got EEG reports as well
Doctor :   Ok
User :   as per report....... brain is normal ...
User :   he got convulsion only when terperature goes/touches 100c
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Febrile seizures are common though in children before 5 years of age
User :   in the last two months he got fever twice that time we had given crocin - syrup and frizium
Doctor :   If a child had such seizures they tend to get more and more seizures when the touch certain temperature
User :   b'coz of that he didnt get convulsion
Doctor :   Yes those are the traditional medicines given for the children
Doctor :   who have a hisgtory of febrile convulsions
Doctor :  
Actually it is not the temperature mark that is important but how rapidly the temperature rises
Doctor :   So you have to take all the measures to check the rise in temperature
User :   my father in law who had the same problem till age of 4-5 years did not happen to him after that and now he is 61 yrs old
Doctor :   Did you follow
User :   we used to give him crocin once in 4-5 hours and one frizium in a day
User :   also used wipe wipe him with luke warm water
Doctor :   That is a good combination
Doctor :   and the important thing to do
Doctor :   YOu are doing the right things
User :   okay
Doctor :   Let me also tell you how does it develop in future
Doctor :   Most children (95%) of them, usually do not have any permanent neurological problems
Doctor :   These children will grow out of this problem early to 5 years of age
Doctor :   and the children would not have seizures if the temperature is rightly controlled
Doctor :   Did you follow what I said?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   sorry doctor
User :   okay
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions?
User :   i want to go for ur opinion
User :   since i met one neuro last evening i told him the history
Doctor :   Ok
User :   u should to go for CT scan and anti convulsion medication for the next two yrs
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he advised one syrub and frizium ( half dose in monrning and half dose in the night)
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is it good for my son in terms of IQ and brain developments
User :   is there any harmful to any orgarns
User :   pls doctor advise me
Doctor :   Frizium is relatively a safe medicine
User :   am totaly confused state
Doctor :   Medical Evidence suggest that Frisium can be given to children safely
Doctor :   Hence you may consider going with the Neurologist opinion
User :   so u mean to say no side effects in the later stage
Doctor :   I would not say no side effects, they are minimal
Doctor :   like sleep problems
Doctor :   irritability
Doctor :   Since febrile seizures are relatively safe, some doctors opine that these medicines are not required
Doctor :   but some are against it
User :   you are right ..... even now when he take frizium he goes for long sleep
User :   wat am seeking from you........ will he face any probelms say after 6- 7 yrs or at later stage
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Once the medicines are taken off after sometime they are gone out of the person's body
User :   problems like ......... study , memory lose. relates to intellectual etc
Doctor :   No
User :   okay
User :   so we can continue frisium for the next two yrs as advised by neuro
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You may
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   sir
User :   one more advise from u
Doctor :   yes
User :   we are going for CT scan this afternoon
User :   rays will affect his body.........
Doctor :   Ok
User :   why am asking you .... since he is just 20months old
Doctor :   If it is necessary to have CT scan then it shoiuld be
User :   okay
User :   once again thanks to you
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   Have a Happy New Year ahead.
User :   thank you doctor...... and i wish you the same
Doctor :   Bey
Doctor :   Bye
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