Febrile Seizures - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of a febrile seizure?

During a febrile seizure, a child often loses consciousness and shakes, moving limbs on both sides of the body. Less commonly, the child becomes rigid or has twitches in only a portion of the body, such as an arm or a leg, or on the right or the left side only. Most febrile seizures last a minute or two, although some can be as brief as a few seconds while others last for more than 15 minutes.

The majority of children with febrile seizures have rectal temperatures greater than 102 degrees F. Most febrile seizures occur during the first day of a child's fever. Children prone to febrile seizures are not considered to have epilepsy, since epilepsy is characterized by recurrent seizures that are not triggered by fever.

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Comment from: redsparkles19, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 08

My son is 19 months old and has never been sick a single day of his life. However the other night when I was getting him dressed for bed, he began breathing funny almost as if he were hyperventilating. I told him to quit being silly, and tried to raise him up so I could zip his pajamas up. He then was in a dazed like state and not responding to me at all, his eyes rolled back and he became limp. I lay him down on the floor and he was nonresponsive. I administered CPR. He was in this state for about 15 minutes. Everything is fine now after this episode of febrile seizure, and his fever is being controlled with Motrin/Tylenol.

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Comment from: 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 15

I felt a bit of change in my son behavior. I could only sense certain difference which was hyperactive to me (but normal to my in-laws). His attention was lagging in school. He had three febrile seizure attacks. I hope he should be alright and shouldn't find any difficulty in learning.

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