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Infant with febrile seizures, precautions to be taken during fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi.
User :   needed some help
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   my daughter (13m) old was unwell last week...actually fever which we failed to recognise
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   by the time, we could know that she had fever, her temp was around 101 degrees
Doctor :   ok
User :   due to which she went into convulsion...maybe just for 05sec....when we immeditely put cold water on her and brought her back to senses
Doctor :   ok
User :   my paedtrician assured me that it is not that to worry about and that since the brain is immature to handle such thing, the convulsion happened....i want your view on the same
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will surely help you
User :   at that time he suggested Fibrium medecine and asked me to give Ostocalcium and vitcofol as supplementary
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there any supplementary medicine to avoid such instances
Doctor :   let me explain it to you
User :   please..
Doctor :   this condition may be termed s febrile seizures
Doctor :   it usually follows after an onset of fever of less than 102F
Doctor :   this is common in children
Doctor :   and has not known to cause any mental illness or brain damage
User :   thats reassuring
User :   is it due to some born deficiancy
Doctor :   yes , and many children have known to out grow this , by the age of 5 yrs
Doctor :   if your child gets it , it does not mean there is some problem with him or there is a reason or he is not getting any proper care
User :   Can the deficiancy be bridged by some suplementary medicines
Doctor :   the child has to generally be given good nutrition and control fever when they have another fever episode
User :   so like whenever she has fever in future....we will have to be extra alert
Doctor :   one can never say as to why children get this even with utmost care
Doctor :   but it is nothing to be very worried f
Doctor :   of*
Doctor :   yes , just be cautious that temperatur is in control
User :   but will this happen everyytime whenever her fever shoots >=101
Doctor :   and any ear infections , throat infections/sinusitis , viral fevers , must be treated immediatley
Doctor :   we cannot predict if it will happen again and at what temperature , there has not been any understanding about it so far or any predictions that could be made
Doctor :   re assurance and good diet and good fluids at the time of ilness , will be helpful
User :   and it has got no relations with any heridatory traits....because no one in my family nor my family had such history?
Doctor :   The first febrile seizure is a frightening moment for parents. Most parents are afraid that their child will die or have brain damage. However, simple febrile seizures are harmless. There is no evidence that they cause death, brain damage, epilepsy, mental retardation, a decrease in IQ, or learning difficulties.
Doctor :   this seizures do not have any family history
User :   once agin...very reassuring
Doctor :   yes , this is the normal saying about febrile seizures
User :   thanks very much
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pleasure here
User :   we will try and ensure that we should not come across such an instance in future for our daughter
Doctor :   did i answer all your questions ?
User :   absolutely
Doctor :   do not worry if it happens again , let us hope it does not happen , even if it does it is harmless
User :   thanks once again
Doctor :   are there any more questions for em to help you ?
User :   no...thanks..bye..have a good day
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   have a good daay
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