What are the visible symptoms of epilepsy in children?

Medically Reviewed by Checkmark Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Sravanthi Sunkaraneni

Epilepsy Symptoms vary from person to person and depend on the type of seizure. There are various types of seizures that have specific symptoms associated with them.

Focal Seizures – This type of seizure occurs when seizure activity is limited to a region of the brain. It is commonly associated with an aura that occurs just before the seizure. The common symptoms of an aura include fear of impending doom, deja vu, or euphoria. During the seizure, the child may also face a few sensory problems such as vision, hearing, and smell changes and/or twitching and jerking of some muscles of the body. The child may or may not lose consciousness.

Generalized seizure – In this type, seizure activity affects both sides of the brain. The symptoms include jerking movements of the extremities, staring, stiffening of the body, difficulty in breathing, loss of consciousness, confusion, loss of bladder control, lack of responsiveness, rapid blinking of the eye, loss of awareness, rhythmic head-nodding, etc.

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