Difficulty Walking And Difficulty Speaking After A Seizure Fever In Children?
Sorry I want to ask … My child is 18 months old. Have a seizure fever. After the febrile seizure disappeared my child could not walk and could not speak … whereas before it was very agile. Was my child able to recover? How to handle it? Please help answer yes
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High fever (more or equal to 39 ° C) in children older than 6 months and less than 6 years is at risk of causing febrile seizures. A simple febrile seizure is generally a normal and harmless condition if it lasts less than 10 minutes, the child is conscious or cries after the seizure and no neurological disorders are found after the seizure. Simple febrile seizures do not harm the child and do not affect the child's brain development. However, there are also categories of complex febrile seizures that can trigger neurological disorders in children. Complex febrile seizures are febrile seizures that last for more than 10 minutes, and can recur within 24 hours. Generally this type of febrile seizure occurs in parts of the body only. Neurological disorders in this type of seizure can be a disturbance of consciousness, vision, movement, etc.
Regarding complaints to your child, you need more information related to the current seizure to determine the type of seizure. How long the seizure lasts, is the child conscious or crying after the seizure, has he experienced a febrile seizure or a seizure without a fever.
If the child is unable to walk and speak fluently after a seizure, it should be suspected of neurological disorders / disorders of the child's nerves. However, this needs to be further examined and evaluated to ensure this condition. Therefore, we recommend that you conduct an examination to the nearest doctor or pediatrician directly for further examination related to the condition of your child. The doctor will do an evaluation with a physical examination on your child and other investigations may be needed such as blood laboratories, EEG / electroencephalography or CT scan.
Do not worry, if the child has a fever, take measures to reduce fever such as giving warm compresses, blankets and comfortable clothing, increase fluid consumption and administering fever-lowering drugs such as paracetamol according to the dosage based on body weight.
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