Pertussis is a short period of time the child may become unconscious and have muscle spasms in various parts of the body.
Febrile seizures are triggered by high fever.
Fever may be due to infection (such as a respiratory virus infection).If seizures occur, consult a physician to determine the causes.
Febrile seizures are signs of epilepsy. However, people with epilepsy are most susceptible to febrile seizures.
What happens during the seizure?
Febrile seizures generally takes less than 5 minutes, but can be extended to 15 minutes and can insotii the following reactions:
- During the seizure, the child’s arms and legs are twitching, convulsions (muscle spasms, contractures).
- They may lose consciousness.
- Can lose control urinary and anal sphincter.
- There may be changes in eye position.
- After the end of the seizure, the child may be upset or tired.
At what age febrile seizures occur?
Typically occurs between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.
The highest incidence is at age 12-18 months.
Febrile seizures disappear after the age of 5-6 years.
Children who have parents with a history of febrile seizures have a higher risk of developing them.
What can we do when febrile seizures occur?
Febrile seizures usually frightens parents but are harmless to the baby.
There are two important things to do:
- We must ensure that the child breathe.
- We must take care not to autovatameze during seizures.
Parents should remain calm and ensure that baby’s breath is normal. Bruising lips is a sign that he was not breathing.
If the child is not breathing, call for Service of ambulance quickly. Ideally, parents know cardiopulmonary resuscitation technique respitorie and while waiting for the ambulance service, the make them mouth to mouth.
If the child is breathing, he should be placed on the floor or ground, not fall during seizures.
The child should be placed on one side so as not to suffocate (suffocate by blocking the airway by the tongue).
Must be removed from around all objects that may cause injury during his seizures (eg chairs, tables).
The child should be stripped.
There needs to be fixed or to interfere in any way with his body movements.
It is forbidden in the baby’s mouth of any object or substance (drugs, water). Suffocate because of this.
After the seizure, the child will be very tired and will sleep. This is the physiological development of seizures. There must awaken and should not be food or water in his mouth while sleeping.
Child’s doctor will recommend lowering the temperature.
Your doctor should examine your child for fever detection.
Your doctor will recommend the treatment of the underlying disease and anti-pyretic and instruct parents on methods to prevent them in the future (eg, decreased temeperaturii when it is high and persistent).
Pot and preventable if the child has a history of febrile seizures.
Effective method to prevent seizures is lowering the temperature immediately appear. Febrile seizures usually occur on the first day of the manifestation of the disease.
As anti-pyretic medications are recommended acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
Aspirin is not recommended.
When should you call the doctor?
When seizures occur, call a doctor immediately to determine their cause.
The doctor should be called when seizures last longer than 5 minutes.
It is also advisable to consult a doctor when repeated seizures.
If your child has several signs and symptoms, call your doctor.
- Pertussis is a short period of time the child may become unconscious and have muscle spasms in various parts of the body.
- Febrile seizures are triggered by high fever.
- Febrile seizures typically takes less than 5 minutes, but can be extended to 15 minutes.
- Usually appears between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.
- Make sure that the baby breathe and take care not to be injured during the seizure.
- Call a doctor immediately to find the cause.
- Reduce fever that appears immediately to prevent febrile seizures.