Causes Of Seizures Accompanied By Fever In Children 8 Months?

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Hello .., my 3rd child at 8 months old has had a seizure / step 1 … at 11 months old he has been stepped again all the time it has a high fever … who wants to ask me, how do I handle it if my fever goes up and down? so fast without having to have a seizure anymore … well, I was taught by a doctor for the powder which reads spasms, it was taken x after taking it after the seizure … thanks … thank you

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Hello Nur,


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Seizures in children aged 6 months to 6 years that occur each time a fever can be classified as a febrile seizure. This condition can be classified into 2, namely simplex fever spasms (stop alone in less than 15 minutes, do not recur in 24 hours, and are comprehensive, not limited to specific body areas) and complex (do not stop for more than 15 minutes, repeat more than 1 time in 24 hours, and usually occurs limited to one side of the body only).


It is not yet clear exactly what causes fever in some children to trigger seizures, but not in some other children. However, genetic factors (heredity) are suspected to have strong influence on this. Fever that can trigger this seizure can vary a variety of causes, such as infection, post immunization, and so on. Frequently, febrile seizures occur in high enough fever (more than 38 degrees Celsius), although it does not rule out also occurring in lower-temperature fevers.


Because the exact cause is unknown, there are also no definitive steps that can be taken to prevent recurrence of febrile seizures. However, by preventing the occurrence of fever, then indirectly the potential for febrile seizures can be minimized, how to:

Carefully monitor the child's body temperature
If the child's body temperature rises more than 37.5 degrees Celsius, give him paracetamol according to the doctor's recommended dosage, compress the child's neck and armpits with warm water, and give the child clothes that absorb sweat so that his body temperature decreases
If there is a recurring febrile seizure, don't panic, see your child directly to the doctor or pediatrician to be followed up

Handling of febrile seizures can be done with a variety, including one by giving anti-seizure drugs. Unfortunately, you don't explain exactly what seizure medication your doctor prescribes to your child. Therefore, we are not authorized to explain in detail how to use it, whether it is appropriate to drink before, during or after a seizure. It's best if you ask the doctor who prescribed the medicine directly.


In some cases, seizures can also occur in children due to other causes, in addition to febrile seizures, for example due to meningitis, encephalitis, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, brain tumors, post-head injury, and so on. If the doctor suspects that there are other conditions like this, the doctor will generally also encourage your child to undergo additional examinations, such as x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, brain records, cerebrospinal fluid examinations, and so on in order to provide the best treatment.


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