Prevents Seizures When The Child Has A Fever?

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Happy mlm. I have a 1 year old child. My child had to go home from the hospital 1 week ago. At the hospital he had a seizure. And now he has another fever. His head is hot, it’s not hot. Sometimes the head is hot, sometimes the whole body. If your body is really shivering, it’s like being shocked. What I’m afraid of will be seizures again. What should I do so that my seizures won’t recur?

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Hello Asofie Zain, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.

I'm Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.

Chances are your child's condition is having a febrile seizure. Febrile seizures are seizure reactions that occur after a fever (usually> 38'C) that occurs due to the extracranium process (not from the central nervous system). Generally occurs 6 months - 5 years. Parents must understand the signs and symptoms of seizures, calculate the duration, and movements of the seizure, which are useful when arriving at the hospital / handled by a doctor make it easy in establishing the diagnosis, and determine treatment plans.

Febrile seizures are divided into two namely:

 Simplex febrile seizures: Seizures <15 minutes, formed by tonic and / or clonic seizures, seizures do not recur within 24 hours. Complex febrile seizures. : Seizures> 15 minutes, one-sided focal / partial seizures / generalized seizures that are partially preceded. This is why parents must understand the condition of their child spasms. The principle of managing febrile seizures is to stop seizures and lower body temperature to prevent recurring seizures. Responding to your story, usually children with febrile seizures or any type of seizure who are treated in the hospital after being allowed to go home will be provided with medicines to prevent seizures and reduce fever. If you are in doubt please see a doctor in person to ask what medication is being given.

The likelihood of recurring seizures will be high (80%) if all of the following are

 Family history of febrile seizures Age of child <12 months Low temperature during seizures (indicating the threshold of seizures is not too high) Fast seizures after fever If there is no, then the possibility of recurrence of seizures is around 10-15%.

The following are things you can do:

 Buy a temperature measuring thermometer and learn how to use it. Compress with warm water on both armpits when your child has a fever, to help lower the temperature. Understand the signs and symptoms of seizures. Take or use medicine that has been prescribed by a doctor. Ask your doctor if anti-fever and anal spasms are needed at home to prevent extremely high temperatures, and if seizures occur. Follow the doctor's regular control schedule until your child is free of seizures. Thus the answer from me hopefully helps.

Wish you good health always :)

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