Seizures in Children
Childhood Diseases / / March 31, 2016
Seizures and convulsions in children
Seizures in children may be local, when a noticeable reduction of one muscle group.Such a state will introduce anyone who, for example, "drove" his leg.In another case, they capture as if all the muscles at once, when the child's body is literally bends the arc. convulsive syndrome happens in origin and secondary epilepsy.
In infants seizures happen more often secondary character.What are they called?Most often it is acute infectious diseases, domestic poisoning, birth defects of the cardiovascular system, developmental defects of the central nervous system.Convulsions important time to warn, so the mother needs to know what steps it should take.
behavior during the seizure
Of course, in any case can not be divorced from the child even to call a doctor on the phone.Seizures, usually preceded by a child excited state.We have to be careful - why did this seemingly unmotivated excitement.And if the baby is sick, has a fever, or is hurt, then doubly need care.
At high temperatures - above 38 C - may be a so-called convulsive readiness.One of its characteristics, which is not difficult to notice the mother, the so-called Pale hyperthermia.It is a vascular spasm, when the hands and feet become cold child.It is already alarming because during the heat of the child's body, on the contrary, is hot, hands and feet - as well.
What to do in such cases?If you do not give the child antipyretic, now their use is mandatory.Give him immediately, for example, a spoonful of antipyretic syrup, paracetamol, analgin with papaverine in the candlelight.To put the foot warmers, warm baby.Another sign of seizure - tremor of the chin and the fingertips.It can also appear when there is no typical cold extremities, fever, burning the whole child.
In this case, you can prevent cramps the child , «knocking" temperature cooling procedures.On the forehead put a cold compress, and the baby's body should be quickly wiped a mixture of water and alcohol in equal proportions.Then dry the thin cloth and then not wrapped.If there is no effect, repeat the procedure.If the cramps started yet (they last a few seconds or minutes), the child should be freed from the cradle, remove all toys and all items that can harm him.
It is also necessary to put it on its side, but not cuddle, do not take your hands, do not embarrass his movements.Do not worry, during the seizure children sometimes fall, may even bite his tongue.They also sometimes involuntary urination.Then, when the seizures are.Baby bed, wipe the mouth, clean it with saliva, mucus, vomit, so that he could breathe freely.If the baby has just had cramps, pay attention to the preceding second bout of excitement, high temperature, and sometimes dizziness.
After the excitement subsided, and, for example, the child was sleeping temperature, it is important to calm down and treat provoke an attack of the disease.Be sure to call your doctor, the child may need to be hospitalized.
Cramps , there are repeated, in spite of the treatment carried out .Then already talking about convulsive status.In this case, you need to look deeper causes of such attacks.If they are exposed to a newborn, you need to make rapid tests and trials to find out whether he had intrauterine infection.Much in this case can, by the way, to show a urine test.Determine the cause, it is easier to develop a strategy treatment of seizures in children .