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.
- Q What precautions should I take if my child starts the ketogenic diet?
- Q Does stress affect pediatric seizures?
- Q Are headaches and epilepsy in children related?
- Q What should I do to care for an epileptic child?
- Q What causes seizures in children?
- Q Why may my child need the ketogenic diet for epilepsy?