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How long does it take to cure epilepsy in a child ?

My son aged about 4.5 years and weighing 20Kgs is suffering from absence seizure from the past one month. during that time he starts blinking his eyes and chewing vigously.how long will it take to cure this disease My son aged about 4.5 years and weighing 20Kgs is suffering from absence seizure from the past one month. during that time he starts blinking his eyes and chewing vigously. how long wil it take to cure?
Asked On : Mon, 21 Mar 2011
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Neurologist 's  Response
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic. Your son may be suffering from either absence seizures or complex partial seizures which can be controlled with medications. One has to find out what is the cause of seizures. Once we know the cause and type of seizures we can tell how many years he has to take this medicines. So meet neurologist and undergo the tests and start him on treatment. Bye
Answered: Fri, 15 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Akshith's  Response
Hello and welcome to healthcare magic!!
Take him to a neurologist and he should be started on antiepileptic medications and the dosage of the same adjusted to suit him. once that is done and he is free from any seizure episode for 3-5 years the doctor will get an EEG done and let you know regarding the changes in dosage or stoppage of drugs.
And what your son seems to have is complex partial seizures and not absence seizures
Answered: Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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