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Electroencephalogram In Children


An electroencephalogram (EEG) measures the electrical activity in your child's brain. An EEG can help caregivers diagnose brain conditions such as seizures and brain tumors.


Give your child's medicine as directed.

Call your child's healthcare provider if you think the medicine is not working as expected. Tell him if your child is allergic to any medicine. Keep a current list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs your child takes. Include the amounts, and when, how, and why they are taken. Bring the list or the medicines in their containers to follow-up visits. Carry your child's medicine list with you in case of an emergency.


You may wash your child's hair after the EEG is complete.

Follow up with your child's healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your child's visits.

Contact your child's primary healthcare provider if:

You have question about your child's condition or care.

Seek care immediately or call 911 if:

Your child's symptoms are worse.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.