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Febrile Fits - Frequently Asked Questions

Written by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD  | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Nov 12, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Whom should I approach if the child has fits during episode?

You should approach your Pediatrician for management of the child.

2. Is febrile fits a dangerous condition?

No. Most febrile fits are not dangerous as it is simple, benign febrile fits. Parents need to be reassured a lot and should not fear this condition. Fever management plays an important role
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3. Will a child with febrile fits eventually have seizure disorder?

A child with febrile fits has only 1% chance of becoming an epileptic. This risk is similar to that of normal children who do not have febrile fits. The risk is more if the febrile fits is of the atypical type.

4. Will the febrile fits recur?

Usually febrile fits is a one time episode. But if the fits are associated with mild fever or it occurs early in an infant life, chances of recurrences are more.

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Pravakakarla

My neice is 3 years old and whenever he gets a fever he has a seizure. He falls unconsious imediately. Its been twice since the last 8 months. He has been checked by every possible doctor..its really embarassing seeing a lil kid like that falling unconsious in our hands. Can u plz suggest how can dis be prevented. He is using a syrup named epitom now

sherlee

iam 17 years old when i get up early in the morning and go to sleep late at night i feel like fits and i'm suddenly unconscious after that i feel giddiness what is it ? is it a fits or hysteria

ennairam_23

Febrile fits are scary.

achuadi

I am 13 YEARS OLD HAVING HEADACHE SINCE 2 YEARS. I GET CHECKED my EYES- THEREIS NO PROBLEM AND HEAD XRAY ALSO HAS BEEN TAKEN ENT SEPECIALIST SAYS THERE IS NO PROBLEM IN me. BUT my PROBLEM IS NOT SOLVED. IS THIS BEGINING STAGE OF FITS Iam WORRIED VERY MUCH AS Iam FACING 10TH CLASS EXAMS IN THE COMMING YEAR.PLEASE HELP ME OUT IN THIS REGARD


REGARDS
Archana N Koushik

vjay10

i have getting fits in sleep..from 15 years iam using somany types of tabs and also in xray,scanning ecg ...there is no reult...please give me solution..only in night sleeping time only...after getting fits morning time i will get headeach ful...my fits time is just 2 or 3 minutes only....give me solution please...iam a villager student now ihave 22 years.this problem iam suffering from when iam studying 5thclass....this is my problem.....B.vijaykumar(mca)

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