The Aim Of The EEG Is For Infants Aged 2 Months Who Often Have Seizures?
Good afternoon I have a nephew now at the age of 2 months late “This is often convulsed and shocked and there are those who recommend that we do an EEG so whether the eeg is dangerous and what is the purpose of the eeg we do as a family are very scared especially this baby has been waiting for 4 years.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. EEG or electroencephalogram, is a supporting examination tool that can read a person's brain waves. More specifically the function of this tool varies, but more simply, this tool is most often used as a diagnostic tool for epilepsy.
Epilepsy or epilepsy is a disturbance in the pattern of electrical activity in the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord. Most of these conditions are unknown causes, and this condition makes sufferers often experience seizures. In those who experience epilepsy, if an EEG is examined, then a typical brain wave pattern will be seen, so that the disease can be identified. This is the reason why your niece is recommended to be examined by an EEG.
But not all seizures are caused by epilepsy. In children aged up to 5 years, if he has a high enough fever, it is natural if then he has a seizure, which is called a febrile seizure condition. The majority of these conditions need not be a concern and usually will improve by themselves over time, although they must be checked immediately. Many children often have seizures when they are babies and toddlers, but never seizures when children, adolescents and adults.
Therefore, we suggest that you check your nephew with your pediatrician or neurologist, to ascertain what is the tendency of the disease through a series of historical exploration, physical examination and support if deemed necessary. So if it turns out your nephew needs an EEG, the doctor will recommend it, not the patient or the patient's parent who asks. Because after all, the results of the examination will need to be further discussed with the doctor.
If your pediatrician or neurologist later assesses that your nephew needs an EEG, no need to worry because this procedure is not painful and does not make your niece uncomfortable. EEG is not a surgery and is similar to a heart record or ECG procedure. If you still don't have a shadow, you can search for videos or images on the internet with the EEG keyword.
Meanwhile, there is no need to worry too much. If the baby has another seizure, keep it away from items that could endanger it. No need to hold, loosen his clothes, and consult a doctor immediately. No need to panic because babies are more often seizures than you think. What is clear, immediately take the child to the doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.