has anyone's child had a febrile seizure? My daughter had one on sund and I am freaking out about i

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Paulette - posted on 11/19/2009

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my now 14 year had febrile seizures, sorry to say to you they lasted a few years before she was free. just always keep an eye on every illness for signs. luke warm bath can prevent a real spike and can make it less scary when you feel prepared with medication on hand etc. i used paracetamol supositories when she was quit young adn they brought fever down to manageable level. she is fine now but gets a bit of fever with every ailment.i know how scary it is but it gets better with time, and i hope this is useful

Heather - posted on 11/19/2009

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My youngest son did at about 18 months old. That was the scariest thing I think I have ever experienced in my entire life. Luckily, the doctor said that after the age of 2, a febrile seizure becomes less and less likely as the child's body can regulate it's temperature better. The febrile seizures happen when the child suddenly spikes a temperature. Luckily, that night, my son had actually crawled up in bed with us...he never does this. I was just about asleep...then 5 minutes later I had an ambulance on it's way.

Emma - posted on 11/19/2009

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hi bobi, my son did when he was only 6 month old and i know how scary it is too watch. just because your daughter has had one febrile doesnt mean that she will be prone to them, my son is 6yrs old now and has never had another one even though at times he has been very poorly with a very high temperature.

Ashley - posted on 11/19/2009

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Has a doctor diagnosed it as a febrile seizure? I only ask because I am epileptic and when I was a toddler I had like five grand-mal seizures. I was mistakingly diagnosed as having allergies, then leukemia (disproved by bone marrow extraction...ow), and then since they didn't know, they just said febrile seizures. I was later diagnosed with three types of epilepsy (two different petite-mal and grand-mal) at 17 from an EEG. I recommend you have your daughter be seen by a neurologist and that she have an EEG if possible. I am not trying to scare you, but it can be a possibility she has epilepsy. HOPEFULLY she will grow out of them.

Good luck hon!

Shelly - posted on 11/19/2009

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Yeah, both my older two children had them my oldest when she was 1 and the other when he was 2, They are now 9 and 7. They were extremely scary but we made it through. A febrile seizure is the body's way of reacting to the fever. Making sure you watch the fever and keep giving a fever reducer will help. Try alternating between Tylenol and Motrin. They grow out of out the them. But if you have any questions, you could always research the subject or ask your doctor about them, that is what I did.

Hope your little one gets to feeling better.

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