Is Coffee Good For Treating Febrile Seizures In Babies?

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Evening, want to ask if it is true that giving coffee to babies is good so that they don’t get stepped? Please explain, if possible, can you give it at what age?

1 Answer:

Hello Halimatussadiah, Thank you for your question.


Step is layman's language for febrile seizures. Febrile seizures are seizures associated with a drastic increase in body temperature, for example when the body has an infection. The exact cause of febrile seizures is not known with certainty. Fever seizures generally occur in children aged 6 months to 5 years. Some of the symptoms of a febrile seizure are:

repetitive jerking movements of the hands and feet (spasms)
high body temperature reaches 38 degrees Celsius or more
loss of consciousness
foam from the mouth or vomit
eyes will widen
after the seizures stop, the patient will fall asleep

Coffee should not be given to babies and giving coffee is not the way to prevent febrile seizures. To prevent febrile seizures, you must pay attention to your baby's temperature when he is sick. If the body temperature starts to increase, immediately do plain water compresses on the body and give paracetamol to reduce body temperature. If the body temperature continues to rise and is left untreated, the risk of febrile seizures can increase.


If febrile seizures cannot be prevented and occur in your baby, please keep trying to stay calm. Also do the following recommendations:

do not hold the baby's convulsive movements
immediately loosen your baby's clothes
if there is something in the baby's mouth immediately remove it from the baby's mouth but avoid putting the medicine in the baby's mouth while having a seizure so as not to choke
position your baby on their side to avoid choking on saliva or vomit
seek medical attention immediately if the seizure does not stop for more than 10 minutes
giving seizure drugs to babies must be in accordance with the doctor's instructions

Please read this article further: Fever seizures


Hope this information is helpful.


Dr. Aloisia

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