rapid rise in temperature and characterized by gaps of consciousness and uncontrollable
It affects infants and young
, which have yet to
(up to two years or so)
By any cause sudden fever, irritability with unexplained
Signs and symptoms.
with fever before the convulsions, although sometimes listed first
Loss of consciousness.
Violent movements of the arms, legs or face that lasts for 2 to 3 minutes.
Loss of control of the
Irritability followed to retrieve the knowledge of sleep for several hours.
When the fever in
before, immediately implement measures to reduce fever (see General Measures)
Diagnosis and Treatment.
History and physical examination by
Analysis of blood and
During the spasm, the child away potentially dangerous objects.
Take note of the details and inform your
. The reports should include the following:
When do you start?
How much time
passed since you got the fever?
Were the same movements of members on both sides of the body is shaken or more one side than the other?
? Sleep after the child? How long?
Is he repeated the spasm after an interval?
The answers will help your
decide whether the spasm
or an epileptic fit triggered by the fever.
, try to bring down the fever. To do this:
Manage any antipyretic, such as aspirin or paracetamol.
Apply towels soaked in cold water or
Immerse the child in
bath of cool water (not too cold)
may prescribe drugs like anticonvulsants phenobarbital, to prevent recurrence.
Some doctors recommend medication after the first
, many only get treatment if repeated.
The anticonvulsants are effective only if taken every day for
number of years.
Keep your child resting in bed until the fever passes and cure the
So let you return to your
, give the child extra
, including water, or
and fruit juices.
wound during the spasm.
The cause of the fever does not refer to 3 days.
The child gets blue during the
Despite its gruesome aspect, only
caused by fever in
child usually does not take seriously.
However, it must be taken into account and investigated the possibility that there are other reasons.
If the first
child younger than 5 months, it may be necessary recognition and other neurological tests.