A to Z Symptom: Seizureenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZSymptom-enHD-AR1.jpgSeizures can be frightening, but most last only a few minutes and stop on their own.febrile seizures, absence seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, petit mal seizures, grand mal seizures, seizures, siezures, fits, spasms, shaking, tremors, epilepsy, epileptic, symptoms, a to z, tonic clonic, jerking, jery01/24/201304/11/201909/02/20190fb8f7f2-36d8-4bb6-bafd-2424f9df6652https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-symptoms-seizure.html/<p><em>May also be called: Febrile Seizures; Absence Seizures; Tonic-Clonic Seizures; Petit Mal Seizures; Grand Mal Seizures</em></p> <h3 id="a_More_to_Know">More to Know</h3> <p>"Seizure" is a general term that refers to sudden abnormal electrical discharges in the brain that can cause someone to collapse, convulse, or have another temporary disturbance of normal brain function, often with a loss or change in consciousness. A person who has had two or more seizures may be diagnosed with <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/epilepsy.html/">epilepsy</a>, also known as seizure disorder.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 1em;">Seizures can have many different causes, and learning the specific cause of a seizure is critical to its treatmeant.</span></p> <h4><span style="font-size: 1.2em;">Keep in Mind</span></h4> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 17.024px;">Seizures can be frightening, but most last only a few minutes, stop on their own, and are not life-threatening.</span></p> <div id="khcontent"> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p> </div>
A to Z: Seizure, AbsenceAn absence seizure (also called a petit mal seizure) is type of epileptic seizure that causes a person to briefly lose consciousness and stare ahead without moving, appearing "absent."https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-seizure-petit.html/293acdbf-ffde-4240-8a13-4add7cf4b84b
A to Z: Seizure, Tonic-ClonicA tonic-clonic seizure (also called a grand mal seizure) is a sudden attack that brings on intense muscle spasms and loss of consciousness. It is caused by abnormal brain activity and affects the entire body.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-seizure-grand-mal.html/4a629ff8-4dad-436f-82fe-5a20153bd666
Breath-Holding SpellsKids who have these spells hold their breath until they pass out. Although upsetting to watch, the spells are not harmful and do not pose any serious, long-term health risks.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/spells.html/49634d91-5687-405e-adac-d5effae5eb6c
EpilepsySeizures are a common symptom of epilepsy, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Learn all about epilepsy, including what to do if you see someone having a seizure.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/epilepsy.html/85df049a-dc59-41a5-b92c-421ea2d711be
FaintingFainting is pretty common in teens. The good news is that most of the time it's not a sign of something serious.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/fainting.html/39ee89ff-e68b-438a-ad17-4ec77092ccc5
Febrile SeizuresFebrile seizures are full-body convulsions caused by high fevers that affect young kids. Although they can be frightening, they usually stop on their own and don't cause any other health problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/febrile.html/85d50f3c-9caa-4f88-9a3c-e55ab0a9b537
First Aid: FaintingFainting is a loss of consciousness that can be caused by many things. Here's what to do if your child faints or is about to faint.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fainting-sheet.html/b8ba5e0a-d99a-4baa-bbc6-7343aa8af606
First Aid: Febrile SeizuresFebrile seizures are convulsions that happen in some children with fevers. They usually stop on their own after a few minutes and don't cause any other health problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/febrile-seizures-sheet.html/804b66fe-076e-4851-9990-ef93e771fe1d
First Aid: SeizuresAlthough seizures can be frightening, usually they last only a few minutes, stop on their own, and are almost never life-threatening.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/seizures-sheet.html/b5b828f7-d921-49cf-9b8a-79401d2378e9
SeizuresSeizures are caused by a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. Find out what you need to know about seizures and what to do if your child has one.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/seizure.html/17184860-dea1-4cd4-95ba-3cf34539cd44
Word! SeizureYou might hear a seizure called a convulsion, fit, or spell.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-seizure.html/70e445af-ba78-41bd-94f7-293962fa407b
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