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Epilepsy

A reason for your child's fits is that she may have epilepsy. There are two forms of this disease: petit mal and grand mal. Read on.

What is epilepsy

Another reason for your child's fits is that she may have epilepsy. There are two forms of this disease: petit mal and grand mal. 

In the case of petit mal, your child will not do anything as dramatic as falling to the floor in a dead faint. She will merely become pale and have a vacant expression on her face. She will appear to blank out for a few minutes. She will snap out of it on her own, carrying on as if nothing had happened.

In the case of grand mal, your child will display the same symptoms as those displayed in febrile convulsions.
 

What do I do if my child has epilepsy

The doctor will recommend that your child have a electroencephalogram (EEG) to confirm the epilepsy diagnosis. When your child has a fit, deal with it in the same way as you would febrile convulsions.

Psychologically, it would be better for the child if you did not treat her as an "epileptic." Make her feel that her fits are unconnected happenings, not a disease. 

To be on the safe side, leave the bathroom door open so you can keep an eye on her for possible attacks while she is bathing. Also, be extra alert when your child goes swimming or sailing.

 

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Anjali.7 years ago
epilepsy can be dangerous if proper care is not taken of the patient.
 
 
 
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Ally.7 years ago
i successfully treated my son's petit mal with,colloidal minerals, a wide ranging antioxident, omega3 & 6 oils,and a body work technique called bowen.
 
 
 
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raop.7 years ago
my daughter is detected to have petit mall epilipsy. she is 5 month old. was detected when she was 2 months old and is on medication ( valporin ) since then.
wanted to know if she will be normal . in the sense without medication....
her milestones are normal. would also like to know that even if her milestones are normal ( pretty active) wheather she will be normal later on also ( with respect to slow learning ).
would be nice if the article covers this point too.
 
 
 
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roi.7 years ago
a month ago my niece had her first seizure. untill now she had 4 of them and i am very worried about her. doctors say that she will be treated successfully but i am very pessimistic. she had birth anoxia. please tell me will my niece recover totally?
 
 
 
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Suhail.7 years ago
can i know some more about colloidal minerals
 
 
 
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rambir.7 years ago
my son has been diagnosed as neurocystecicorosis (ncc) in april 2007 and since then on medication. right now, he is in class iv. he does not take interest in study and face difficulties in memorising simple lessons. i am confused. kindly help.
 
 
 
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