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Prevention of Febrile Fits

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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Prevention of Febrile Fits

Simple benign febrile fits can be prevented from recurring by the following precautions:

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  • As soon as the child starts fever, the temperature has to be brought down immediately by paracetamol syrup administration and tepid sponging.
  • Until the child recovers completely from the fever episode, he has to be watched carefully for any sudden rise in temperature.
  • To prevent recurrences
  • Diazepam is given preferably by rectal route as soon as fever starts
  • Sometimes anti-epileptic drugs are given prophylactically for 1 or 2 years.

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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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