Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Klee | 2008/11/14


Febrile Convulsions

Hi Doc, I please need the details for a paed who specializes in the active treatment of febrile convulsions... My 2.5 year old daughter get them from high fever and i am concern of possible long term effects. ALso iam pregnant with my 2nd child and the paed and said that this baby has a good chance of having the febrile convulsions, i would just like a 2nd or more qualified opinion. She has has an EEG and that was clear. Please Advise - Thank you.

Expert's Reply



Febrile convulsions is a very common problem affecting children usually under three years of age.The convulsions only occur when your child develops a high fever so you need to treat any fever early with Panado and wipe her down with a damp cloth until her temperatute settles.The most common cause of the high fever is an ear ifection so it may be necessary to have her seen by her paediatrician. She will grow out of this problem by herself. There is no specific treatment that is needed.You already know that her EEG is normal so she does not have epilepsy. This condition is not usually inherited and there is no certainty that your new baby will also be affected, so do not worry at this stage.

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