Siezure without Fever or Known Seizure Disorder Care Instructions
Seizure Without Fever or Known Seizure Disorder: After Your Child's Visit
Your Care Instructions
A seizure is a brief, abnormal change in the brain's electrical activity. Seizures can cause a range of problems. Not all seizures cause shaking (convulsions). During some types, your child may stare into space. He or she may look normal but may not seem to hear you.
Many things can cause seizures. When a seizure is not caused by a fever, the cause could be very low blood sugar. Or the cause could be a head injury from an accident. A seizure also can be a sign of epilepsy. It can cause seizures that may come back now and then. Other things, such as abnormal heart rhythms or anxiety, can cause symptoms that look like seizures.
One seizure does not mean that your child has a serious health problem. But you should watch for more seizures. Call your doctor if any occur. The doctor may need to do more tests and treatment.
The doctor has checked your child carefully, but problems can develop later. If you notice any problems or new symptoms, get medical treatment right away.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
How can you care for your child at home?
When should you call for help?
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor if: