2-year-old Child Weak And Fussy After A Febrile Seizure?
Good night … my 2.3-year-old son fell ill yesterday and was treated in the hospital for 6 days and then went home when he was at home already active, but the next day, my son was even weak, he could not wake up. same with his grandmother and have rarely slept for 4 days. what is the cause? thank you
Hello Budi Abdul Muthalib,
Febrile seizures are convulsions accompanied by fever. Febrile seizures often occur in children aged> 6 months to 5 years. Seizures generally occur when a child has a high fever, but the temperature limit for seizures varies in each child. Seizures during febrile seizures can take place 1 time in 24 hours or more. Seizures can last briefly or can be> 15 minutes long.
When a child's body spasms can stiffen then one body twitches, the child is unconscious, eyes open glaring in one direction. In febrile seizures, the child regains normal consciousness between seizure periods. If there are recurrent seizures without fever, seizures outside the age group of 6 months - 5 years, children have very long seizures and there is no recovery of consciousness among fever, generally caused by another disease that is more severe not febrile seizures.
Children who have had febrile seizures are at risk of having febrile seizures again when they have fever later in life, the risk decreases after children> 5 years. Some risk factors for recurrent febrile seizures are:
Family history of febrile seizures Fever seizures for the first time at <18 months Fever seizures appear as the first symptom of the illness suffered by children at that time Fever seizures that arise at body temperature that is not too high Fever seizures Fever can not be prevented. If a child has a high fever, you can give a fever-lowering medication, but giving a fever-lowering medication to a child who is not feverish just to prevent a febrile seizure is something that should not be done.
Limp child after illness is a common thing. This can be caused due to food intake that has not returned to normal, a sense of weakness (malaise) that arises because the disease process has not completely disappeared. The child should be well-rested in the process of healing an illness. Give children nutrition in a softer or liquid form so that it is easier to digest. Give also drink enough water in children to prevent dehydration. If the child complains of a new symptom or has a fever again, you should take the child back to the doctor.
Sleep disturbance in children under five can be caused by:
Sleeping hours are too long during the day Uncomfortable room environment Blockages in the child's airway so that it is not comfortable breathing while sleeping Toys or gadgets placed on children's beds Children do not move so they do not feel tired Consult further with your doctor about sleep disorders in your child if the child snores loudly during sleep, the child seems to stop breathing occasionally during sleep, the child wakes up repeatedly during sleep, and sleep disturbance at night which disturbs the child's condition during the day (weak, looks sleepy during the day). Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.