Monday, October 11, 2010

Parental Education to Parents of Febrile Seizure Child

Explaining what a febrile seizure is.

A seizure occurring in association with fever in children between 3 months and 6 years of age, in whom there is no evidence of intracranial pathology or metabolic derangement

A febrile convulsion is not epilepsy. No regular medication is needed.

Children suffer no pain or discomfort during a fit.

Children usually have fewer febrile seizures as they get older and most seizures stop completely by the age of six.

Reassured with prognosis

Population risk of febrile seizure is 2.7% to 3.1%

Risk of recurrence of febrile seizure after first seizure is 27% to 32%

Risk of epilepsy after simple febrile seizures 1.5% to 2.4%

No evidence that any child has ever died as a result of simple febrile seizure

No evidence of permanent neurological deficits following febrile seizure

Children who have febrile convulsions normally grow up healthy and do not have any permanent damage from seizures.

Control the fever if their child has a febrile illness

Take of clothing and tepid sponging

Antipyretic e.g. syrup or suppository Paracetamol 15mg/kg 6 hourly. It is indicated for patient’s comfort, but has not been shown to reduce the recurrence rate rate of febrile seizure. carefully check the label for the correct dose

What to do to if their child has a further febrile seizure

Do not panic. Remain calm.

Note the time of onset of the fit and how long it lasted

Ensure the child is safe by placing them on the floor and removing any objects that he could hit against.

Loosen the child’s clothing especially around the neck

Place the child in recovery position (left lateral with head lower than the body)

Wipe any vomitus or secretion from the mouth

Do not insert any object into the mouth

Do not give any fluid or drugs orally

Stay near the child until the seizure is over and comfort the child as he is recovering

Ambulance should be called if :

seizure has lasted 5-10 or more minutes and shows no signs of stopping

parents are very worried and anxious

source : wardround in Hospital Slim River


marian jack said...

My son recently started having febrile seizures at 16 years old. We were prescribed Kepler. We decided NOT to take the medicine and go with a Modified Atkins Diet that entails feeding our son 15 carbs a day with lots of healthy fat. He eats a lot of grass fed beef, free range eggs, organic low crab veggies and is doing fantastic! We could tell a difference in him by the 3rd day. This is not alternative or junk science. Dr. Lewis hill at Johns Hopkins has been championing this diet for years and has been really successful. Doctors are really resistant to this therapy but it works!. Read "Grain Brain" for why it works. He also takes taurine which helped stop the night time teeth grinding, jerking, and unrest in his sleep (also known to stop seizures). And he takes cur cumin as a brain protestant that raises day came across Albert post thanking Dr Lewis hill for curing his son seizure problem, and i got the contact of Dr Lewis hill i quickly contacted him then he made me to know that the medication is 100% permanent cure, and that was how i got the medicine which i used for my son, after which i took my son for medical test It worked! Over a year now, my son have not show any symptoms of seizure and I believe my son is cure if you need his help email him on

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