Is there any treatment for febrile seizures?
Q: My 10 months old son had a temperature of 103 degrees F and was diagnosed with the first episode febrile seizures . We have a family history of seizures including his father, my father-in-law, and his mother. In the blood test it was found that C-reactive protein is positive and is 1.86 mg/dl and his WBC (white blood cell) count is 13,500 cells/cmm. He was given Lorazepam (SOS), Monocef, Amikacin, Tab Frizian & fluids. Further treatment advised by the doctor is Syrup Lariago, Doralac sachet, nebulisation with Asthalin. During the follow up, the doctor advised Monocef, Amikacin IV injections, Ambordil S, Calpol Syrup, Cetrizine syrup. Why does the C-reactive protein come positive? Is it normal to have so?
A:This is simple febrile seizure. Some babies are prone to this especially with family history of seizures. These episodes tend to settle as the baby grows most often by the age of 4 - 8 years. You may ignore these blood test reports they are in the acceptable range.