Febrile seizures can be a common occurrence in children. The seizures usually last for a few minutes and are accompanied by a fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees celsius). No one knows why febrile seizures occur, although evidence suggests that they're linked to certain viruses.
Using the iThermonitor, I would initiate a pilot project, in conjunction with a pediatric neurologist, whereby we could constantly monitor a child’s temperature once they start getting sick. With the constant temperature monitoring it would then be possible to administer medication to a sick child, proactively, once their temperature begins rising in order to determine whether the prevention of a fever prevents the onset of a seizure.
Using the iThermonitor app the device can be sent home with parents who can monitor their child’s temperature and record all of the necessary medical information including temperature range, when medication was administered and the onset of a seizure.
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