Causes A Child’s Body That Suddenly Stiffens And Spasms?
good night ,,, i have a child named ilham .. a few months ago my son entered igd because of high fever ,,, when he entered igd we were asked if the ankle had vomited ,, i answered there was mntah after that he was given medicine he said anyway anti-nausea medication for the stomach .. not how long my ank is all over, stiff, they say it’s a simple seizure due to heat .. but until now thank God my ank was never seizure ,, which I was surprised that it could suddenly spasm and the strain was also in the emergency room ,, what I want to ask was because of what it was … was it because of the anti-nausea medication or because of what … thanks …
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. In children, especially those under the age of 5 years, there is indeed a condition called febrile seizures, that is when a child's body reaches a certain fever temperature, around 39-40 degrees Celsius, it can experience seizures.
This spasm is marked by the child's body shaking violently with jerking movements in the arms and legs, and loss of consciousness. It may indeed look scary, but this is different from seizures or epilepsy, is not dangerous and is not a serious symptom. This condition also does not affect intelligence and will generally disappear after being over 5 years old. The cause of this condition can be due to the impact of immunization or infection, either by viruses or bacteria.
Regarding your question, what is clear is that this condition is not due to the influence of anti-nausea drugs. This is asked by your doctor as a precaution, that if there is a history of vomiting, the drug is given so that your child does not throw up again. But vomiting drugs will not trigger seizures. As for the spasms that occur in the emergency room, this is just a coincidence, that your child's body temperature reaches its peak when in the emergency room, and the spasm is triggered there. But actually, if you don't immediately bring your child to the emergency room at that time, then he will have a seizure at home.
So you don't need to worry, and for home preparation, you should have a digital thermometer that can quickly find out your child's body temperature, so that when you start 39 degrees Celsius, you can prepare for possible seizures and take it to the nearest emergency room. During seizures, keep your child away from objects that might harm him, do not put anything in his mouth, loosen children's clothing, calculate the duration of fever as reporting material to the doctor, and tilt his position so that vomit and saliva that comes out does not clog the respiratory tract. So, hopefully answering your question.