Medical, Febrile convulsions.

#1
When i was a child i suffered from febrile convulsions which basically means my body throws a hissy fit when my temprature reaches boiling point. I heard the army isnt a fan of fits.

Febrile convulsions are seizures (sometimes known as fits) that occur in a child with a high fever of over 39°C (102.2°F). These most typically occur during the early stages of a viral infection such as a respiratory infection, while the temperature is rising rapidly.
Febrile convulsions can be frightening but they're rarely serious.
What causes them?
The convulsions occur because the electrical systems in the brain have not yet matured sufficiently to cope with the stress of a high temperature.
I've obviously now outgrown them, but is there any risk of me being deffered because of the history :? .
 
#3
If it happens when your in the middle of a firefight in Afghanistan where it isn't exactly cold, imagine the impact on the fire-team. I'm sure there will be some sort of deferral date. I'm no doctor thats just a random guess.
 
#5
Matty, any child that has had a high temp has probably suffered from febrile convulsions....whilst scary at the time, particularly for parents theyre awfully common. Adults reacts differently to high temps ergo it isnt worth even mentioning it mate. Good Luck.
 
#6
i doubt it , unless you still have problems regulating your body temperature
The only time my temprature would now rise is if i came up with a bad illness. Then if it does rise it can be kept normal with something simple like paracetamol. Just like any normal person.

If it happens when your in the middle of a firefight in Afghanistan where it isn't exactly cold, imagine the impact on the fire-team. I'm sure there will be some sort of deferral date. I'm no doctor thats just a random guess.
I will never suffer from a febrile convulsion again, as i said, its a child hood thing because the brain is still growing.

Get a note from your GP confirming that they ended in childhood. That should be fine. They may want to check out more, but I doubt it.
My gp has sent the med questionaire to my local office, hopefully pointing out that it ended in child hood.

Matty, any child that has had a high temp has probably suffered from febrile convulsions....whilst scary at the time, particularly for parents theyre awfully common. Adults reacts differently to high temps ergo it isnt worth even mentioning it mate. Good Luck.
Thanks strewth, and to everyone else who posted a reply.
 
#8
Matty0001 said:
Got med forms back today, apparently i have never been ill since 1994 (4 years old). That 65 pound cheque payed off :twisted:
I watched italy 90 (world cup) when you was born.
 
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