Handling Of Supine Fall In Children?
My child is 18 months old. Lately he often falls in his supine position and that suddenly when his condition is not doing active activity. For example, when he stood still or squatted, but he fell into an incline. Are there serious things I should be aware of? What is the most appropriate special doctor’s examination I should go to?
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Your child's complaints (age 18 months) easily fall backward on their backs when not doing activities or this happens when your child is silent, then this condition is likely related to the child's balance that is still adjusting. And in general this is still within normal limits, especially if not accompanied by comorbid complaints such as unconsciousness, silence, or accompanied by the child's eyes pointing up and silent. However, if the complaint is easy to fall accompanied by these things, then further evaluation to a pediatrician can be done.
If your child after falling, crying, immediately stood up, or responded to your call or immediately asked for help from you or those around him, then in general the occurrence of a fall with a supine position may indeed be related to the child's balance when moving, changing positions, or when quiet. If a child's treadmill is tilted or uncomfortable, and maybe the footwear used is uncomfortable, this can trigger or upset the balance. Therefore, evaluate every possibility that may occur and trigger the child to fall. In addition, you can still provide supervision for your child, so you can hold the child's position for a moment before falling.
In other conditions, some medical conditions can trigger this complaint, such as seizures or epilepsy, this can occur if the child falls and is accompanied by seizures, unconsciousness, or does not respond to calls even if the child is conscious. The event of a slip or pain in the leg area can also cause decreased muscle endurance, thus triggering the risk of falling easily.
However, you still need to discuss all of this directly with your family doctor or your child's specialist. By meeting in person, the doctor can conduct interviews directly related to this complaint. A physical examination and supporting examination can be planned by your doctor to help ensure there are any medical problems that trigger this complaint.
For now, you should protect your baby's head by wearing a thick hat when playing at home or outside the home, this is to prevent head crashes if your child falls.
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