Seizures During High Fever In Children Aged 2.5 Years?
children after seizures because of high fever can suffer from seizures when hot ?? and whether seizures can be like a baby fainting and stiff body also shivering teeth like biting?
Hello Indri Purwaningsih,
Febrile seizures are seizures that accompany fever in children, which are usually found at the age of 6 months - 5 years. Febrile seizures are always accompanied by fever (body temperature> 38 degrees Celsius). Seizures without fever or outside of this age group need to be suspected as seizures caused by causes other than febrile seizures.
Febrile seizures are divided into two, namely, simple febrile seizures and complex febrile seizures.
Simple febrile seizures Seizure duration <15 minutes The form of seizures is usually generalized clonic tonic - stiffness of one body then followed by twitching of one body. When a seizure is unconscious, you cannot stop it in any way except administering medication or stopping spontaneously. When the child has seizures tend to glare and deviation in one direction. Fluid out of the mouth, tongue bitten, a child defecating or urinating unconsciously is a natural thing to find when a child has a seizure. After the seizure, the child's consciousness will return to normal. Does not recur in one episode of fever. Febrile seizures complex fatigue Duration of> 15 minutes or> 2 times in 24 hours The form of seizures can be focal (twitching in certain body parts only) or generalized Children return to consciousness among seizures. There is no limit to fever that causes seizures in children. There are children who have a high fever up to 40 degrees Celsius, not seizures, but there are children who have a fever of 38 degrees Celsius already experiencing seizures. The risk of febrile seizures increases in the following conditions:
There is a history of previous febrile seizures There is a history of febrile seizures in the family (father, mother, siblings) First febrile seizures at age <18 months Previous history of febrile seizures occurs within 1 hour after fever appears. Seizures> 40 degrees Celsius Risk of febrile seizures will decrease as the child ages. The most important thing is the mother must know how to handle the first child seizure at home, namely:
Keep the airway open, loosen children's clothing Move child to a soft surface (such as a sofa or bed), tilt the child's body, keep the child from falling out of bed or sofa Do not put anything in the child's mouth (spoon, your fingers , cloth) because of the risk of blocking the airway or causing trauma to yourself If there are seizures such as diazepam suppository (rectal entry) that has been prescribed by a doctor, you can put it in the child's rectum and evaluate after 5 minutes. Immediately take the child to the nearest hospital if the seizure does not stop after 5 minutes of taking the medicine. If not, you can take your child to the nearest hospital immediately if the seizure does not stop spontaneously, even though it has stopped, it is better to also bring the child to be examined. In children with a history of febrile seizures, who have a fever again, you should give fever-lowering drugs according to the correct dose and frequency of administration. Intermittent administration of seizure drugs such as diazepam and phenobarbital can prevent febrile seizures in cases of recurrent febrile seizures. However, the gift cannot be arbitrary and based on the doctor's consideration whether or not it is necessary. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.