Febrile Seizures - Experience

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How common are febrile seizures?

Approximately one in every 25 children will have at least one febrile seizure, and more than one-third of these children will have additional febrile seizures before they outgrow the tendency to have them. Febrile seizures usually occur in children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years and are particularly common in toddlers. Children rarely develop their first febrile seizure before the age of 6 months or after 3 years of age. The older a child is when the first febrile seizure occurs, the less likely that child is to have more.

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Comment from: martin, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 01

My Grandson had what turned out to be one but this was only confirmed later. Initially in a sort of panic at the time as he had seemingly stopped breathing and had blue features I "gave him some breathes" and after monitoring his features put him into the recovery position.

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Comment from: fibrile seizure, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 12

My son has repeatedly had febrile seizure three times. The duration in each case is less than 2 minutes. He had the first one in 12 months, 2nd in 26 months and 3rd in 3.7 years. In each case temperature was found to be above 100.4 degree Celsius. I just want to know if there is any risk of developing any brain disorders /tumors in the future years due to this seizure.

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