What are the warning signs of a pediatric seizure?

Charles J. Sophy, MD
Adolescent Medicine

Pediatric Seizures can present in several ways. Ranging from the usual type of seizure that we are most familiar. Uncontrolled shaking and body stiffening to a very short and blank stare. 

If your child or any child you know may be experiencing similar signs and symptoms please have a doctor examine them. 

Before a seizure occurs, there may be warning signs known as an aura – unusual smells, tastes or sensations. There are after effects as well, including headache, confusion, fatigue, sore muscles, and unusual sensations. Generally, 50 to 65 percent of individuals have no identifiable cause for their seizures. In this category, children are more likely to outgrow the seizure activity or to easily control it. However, over 30 percent of people with epilepsy do not have seizure control even with the best available medications.

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