Epilepsy in children: Overview
Epilepsy is a common condition that causes repeated seizures. The seizures are caused by bursts of electrical activity in the brain that aren’t normal. Seizures may cause problems with muscle control, movement, speech, vision, or awareness. They can be scary.
Epilepsy affects each person differently. Some people have only a few seizures. Others get them more often.
It’s normal to worry when your child has a seizure. But it’s also important to help your child live, play, and learn like other children.
Your child can take medicines to control and reduce seizures. And you can find ways to help keep your child as safe as possible. You and your doctor will need to find the right combination, schedule, and dose of medicine. This may take time and careful changes.
Seizures may get worse and happen more often over time.