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Epilepsy

Getting Help

Consult your local general practitioner or child specialist Societies and Associations : Persatuan Epilepsy Malaysia c/o Jabatan Neurologi Hospital Kuala Lumpur 50586 Kuala Lumpur Tel : 03-2615 5555 ext. 5054 Malaysian Society of Neurosciences Lot 9 Jalan 26/1, Section 26 Kawasan Perindustrian Hicom 40400 Shah Alam Selangor Darul Ehsan MALAYSIA …

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Living with Epilepsy

Day-to-day living of children with epilepsy can be greatly altered with the presence of their disease or condition. This may pose a lot of stress on the children as well as on their carers. However, the quality of lives of these children and the risk of the epilepsy affecting their …

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Treating Epilepsy

Children with epilepsy will need treatment if the seizures are frequent or disabling. Your child may need either one of the following: Medications for epilepsy Surgery Alternative treatments Medications for epilepsy Medications are effective in treating most children with epilepsy. These need to be taken daily until the children outgrow …

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First Aid During a Seizure

First aid care may be required if the child has a violent or vigorous convulsive seizures. In such a seizure, the child rapidly loses awareness, and develops violent stiffening followed by vigorous jerking of the limbs. Children rarely die from a seizure. A single seizure is not life threatening. There …

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How Doctors Diagnose Epilepsy?

Getting a description of the seizures A detailed account of the event is the first steps towards deciding whether a child has epilepsy. A good description of the event may allow the doctor to confidently make a decision on whether the event was a seizure or not, and whether the …

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Understanding seizures & epilepsy

Funny turns, faints and seizures A seizure, convulsion or a fit is a sudden burst of electrical activity in the brain that may result in a change of behaviour or activity in a child. These may show itself in either one of the following ways: A blank spell. A period …

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FAQs

Is Epilepsy contagious? Epilepsy is not a communicable disease, and cannot spread by coming into close contact with a person with epilepsy. Will my child become ‘dependent’ on his/her medications? Children with epilepsy will need to continue treatment until they outgrow the disorder. The medicines are not addictive, and do …

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