Anaka Convulsions Until Bleeding From The Mouth?
Good evening doctor, Please help and information, I have a niece, convulsions, spasms to bleeding from the mouth and his eyes looked up continuously. How to handle it if the disease reappears. Please explain, thank you for your attention.
Hello Anita Octavia,
There are various types of seizures that can occur in children. Seizures arise due to electrical brain disorders that arise suddenly. The various causes of seizures in children are:
Febrile seizures Often found in children aged> 6 months - 5 years. Seizures are always accompanied by a high fever and the child's awareness always recovers to be normal between seizures
Repeated seizures without fever in children need to be suspected as epilepsy Meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain) Children can experience fever, long seizures, and decreased awareness of brain tumors Electrolyte disorders such as hyponatremia Brain hemorrhage after head trauma the patient accidentally bites into the tongue. During a seizure a patient is unconscious. The form of seizures varies, one is preceded by tense of one body and then starts rhythmic twitching, there is also a form of twitching in certain body parts, and there are also spasms that only look like children are daydreaming.
Most seizures can stop spontaneously. However, administration of drugs needs to be done to prevent recurring seizures. When the brain has a seizure experience hypoxia (lack of oxygen), so if it occurs in a long and repeated duration can cause interference with the brain and child development.
If the child has recurrent seizures, the most appropriate thing is to take the child to see a doctor. If during the examination the child is not seizure, the doctor can ask the child's symptoms to the parents (history of seizures, history of childbirth, history of head trauma, history of growth and development, family history of seizures), physical examination, and supporting examinations such as electroencephalography, CT-scan , MRI, electrolyte examination, and so on. Seizure management is by administering anticonvulsant (anticonvulsant) drugs to treat seizures. In some cases, maintenance medications that are consumed routinely for 1-2 years are free of seizures. Handling of diseases that cause seizures also needs to be done.
Handling that can be done when a child has a seizure at home is:
Lay the child on a soft surface (such as a bed) and keep the child from falling. No need to press the child's body down hard, because the spasms will not stop this way and can even cause injury to the child Do not put anything in the child's mouth like a spoon, drink, cloth because it can cause the child to choke (blocked airways) so children do not bite the tongue. Do not also try to open the child's mouth with your finger / hand because it is not possible and can also cause injury to you. It will be easier to handle injury / tear on the tongue than the obstruction in the airway. If out foam / vomiting, try to tilt the child's body and loosen the child's clothes if tight If the child has been prescribed seizure medication by a doctor (generally giving suppository / through the rectal hole), you can give the drug and wait 5 minutes if the seizure continues directly bring the child to the nearest hospital If the child stops seizures, do not rush to give the child to drink / eat because if the child is not fully aware, the child can choke Immediately take the child to see a doctor if the child has spasms Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.