Hi. New to this forum, but do have some experience w/ FS. My youngest had them and outgrew them around 2yoa. When sick and fever spiked or went above normal quickly he would have them. Spent several restless nights and days in hospital. Dr. prescribed lose dose valium for him to take at the onset of any fever and eventually they just stopped. Good luck. They appear far worse than they are.
My friend's son had febrile seizures when he was little, but seemed to have grown out of them by age 4 or 5. When he first started getting them, it would be when he had a high fever of 102 or more. It seemed like he built up a tolerance of sort and after a while, he would get the seizure and then develop the fever. His case is more extreme than they usually are. I don't think anyone really knows what causes them, but the good thing is the kids normally grow out of it before school age, and there doesn't seem to be any lasting effect. Oh, he had barbituate suppositories for treatment durring an episode.
Thanks very much ladies for your responses. My niece, who is 14 mths. suffered a FS this past weekend. We're just trying to understand what it is and hope that she doesn't suffer any more episodes. Thanks again & take care.
I work in electroneurodiagnostic technology, where we study all seizure kinds. Everyone's postings are true, most babies grow out of them if they are truley, febrile seizures. Some children though do tend do grow older and around puberty may start having seizures again. Definitely see a neurologist and avoid letting a fever get over 101, give motrin or tylenol immediately, cool them down. Everytime a brain has a seizure it is damaging a little part of it, it takes time for the brain to recooperate to say. If the child is repeatedly having these seizures and they are lasting for 3+ minutes, ask about diastat. If the child has only had a few then good luck and hopefully they wil grow out of it.
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