Can Spasms Prevent Child Growth And Development?

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Good afternoon … Let me introduce you, Sister, I want to ask you about my child now aged 2 years 8 months who had a history of seizures 2x when he was 1 year old and only yesterday 9 February again and was advised by the specialist doctor to record the brain and x-ray but because of the plague and then I postponed … What I’m asking here is that my child is 2 years old, exclusive breastfeeding, his son is super active, he also eats formula milk but there is still a small body, right 😞😞

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First of all, I want to confirm first, is the seizure experienced by your child only experienced when the fever alone or seizures just happen without a fever? If a seizure experienced by a child is a febrile seizure, then most likely the seizure will not interfere with the child's growth and development at all. Febrile seizures are a fairly common condition in children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years and this condition alone will not affect the child's growth and development. If the seizure that the child is experiencing is not a febrile seizure, it is necessary to know further the cause of the seizure. The seizure itself is unlikely to cause growth disruption (although seizures that last for a long time might cause damage to the brain and developmental disorders), but some of the causes of the seizures might be able to cause growth disorders.


A small child's body can not be used as a benchmark growth and development of children whether stunted or not. You have to explain the child's current weight and height too, you have to look at the growth curve to find out whether the child's growth is good or not. The development of children cannot be seen from a small body as well, you must see whether there are certain things that should be done by children at this age that cannot be done by your child (for example, at the age of 2 years children should already be able to speak sentences with 2 -4 words, if your child has not been able to do it, then there may be developmental disorders in the child).


You should discuss again with your pediatrician if you really want to find out if there really is a growth and development disorder in your child and whether it is related to seizures that have been experienced by children. You do not need to rush to see your child to the doctor to remember the pandemic that is currently happening. You are expected to take your child to the doctor only if there are indeed emergency conditions such as high fever for more than 3 days, diarrhea and vomiting continuously, shortness of breath, the child cannot eat and drink at all, there is a lot of bleeding, there is a red rash on the whole body of the child, seizures that last a long time and recur in less than 24 hours, decreased consciousness or the child is seen sleeping on and off.

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