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What are some signs of seizures in toddlers..the ones that normally a person might pass off as possibly being something else?

Help. I think my daughter might be having seizures. I'm waiting for her pediatrician to call back now.


Asked by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Apr. 30, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I am not really for sure but I know typical signs are to watch for twitching of the limbs and eyes rolling back in the head. I thought my daughter was having these as well but I took her in to be checked out and turns out she was having night terrors and just doing these things in her sleep, even though she appeared to be wide awake. I know it can be very scary. Hope you get down to the root of it when you speak to her doctor.

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 11:41 AM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • Recognising "hidden signs" in children
    Signs that may mean a young child is having seizures include the following:

    * Short spells of blank staring that look like daydreaming.
    * Sudden falls for no apparent reason.
    * Lack of response for brief periods.
    * Dazed behaviour.
    * Unusual sleepiness and irritability when wakened.
    * Repetitive nodding.
    * Rapid blinking.
    * Frequent complaints from the child about things looking, sounding, tasting, smelling or feeling "funny".
    * Clusters of "jackknife" movements in babies sitting down.
    * Clusters of grabbing movements with both arms in babies lying on their backs.
    * Sudden stomach pain followed by confusion and sleepiness.
    * Repeated movements that look out of place or unnatural.
    * Frequent stumbling or unusual clumsiness.
    * Sudden episodes of fear for no apparent reason.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • Just out of curiosity, has she had any vaccines recently? It could be an allergic reaction. (Not kidding)

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 AM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • I thought of the vaccine shots too..but she had hers 2 months ago. She did have a reaction though..12 days after the shots she broke out in the measles like rash. But that went away within 2 days and she had no other symptoms.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:14 PM on Apr. 30, 2010