Seizures may occur as a result of medical disorders. Low blood sugar, infection, head injury, poisoning, or overdose of drugs can cause seizures. In addition, seizures can also be caused by a brain tumor or other neurological disorders. Lack of oxygen to the brain can also cause seizures. In some cases, the cause of the seizures may not be known. Seizures recur, it may be an indication that there is a chronic condition known as epilepsy.
Febrile seizures are seizures that are common enough in children under the age of 5 years. Febrile seizures can occur when a child has high fever, usually rapidly rising body temperature reached 39 degrees Celsius or more. Approximately 3-5% of children under 6 years of age have experienced. Most often, febrile seizures occurred at age 18 months to 3 years. Children under 6 months and over 6 years of experience it is rarely
Symptoms of febrile seizures in childrenAt the time of seizure begins, the body suddenly rigid and his eyes rolled back. Soon she lost consciousness. Body, hands and feet and then stiffened with his head up. Child's skin becomes dark, sometimes bluish. His breathing was irregular. This condition usually does not last long. Within a few seconds to minutes your child will gradually regain consciousness. Your child may look sleepy for a while before returning to normal. This is a period known as the postictal period.
First aid febrile seizures In Children
- Children who have seizures should be laid out in a safe place so that there is no possibility of falling.
- Keep objects around it so as not to interfere.
- Loosen clothing around the head and neck.
- Be careful when inserting objects between the teeth as they can go in and clogs up the child's airway.
- Do not hold your child's movements such as holding hands or feet.
- Immediately tilt the child if the seizure has stopped.
- Immediately contact a doctor
The majority of febrile seizures, no recurrent (happens once in a lifetime only child). However, research shows that 1 in 3 children who have experienced febrile seizures for the second time. Increased risk of recurrent febrile seizures if your child is younger than 18 months, if there is a family history of febrile seizures or if the cause is not very high fever (38.5 degrees or less).