What is the most common cause of febrile convulsion?
Infection. The fevers that trigger febrile seizures are usually caused by a viral infection, and less commonly by a bacterial infection. The flu (influenza) virus and the virus that causes roseola, which often are accompanied by high fevers, appear to be most frequently associated with febrile seizures.
What age do febrile convulsions start?
Febrile seizures (febrile convulsions) are fits that can happen when a child has a fever. They most often happen between the ages of 6 months and 3 years. It can be frightening and distressing to see your child having a seizure, particularly if it’s their first seizure.
Why do febrile convulsions happen?
Most febrile seizures occur when a child has a high temperature caused by an infection. The three most common infections associated with febrile convulsions are: viral infections, such as chickenpox and flu. middle ear infections (otitis media)
What is the best treatment for convulsion?
- Keep other people out of the way.
- Clear hard or sharp objects away from the person.
- Don’t try to hold them down or stop the movements.
- Place them on their side, to help keep their airway clear.
- Look at your watch at the start of the seizure, to time its length.
- Don’t put anything in their mouth.
What are signs of convulsions?
What are the symptoms of convulsions?
- lack of awareness, loss of consciousness.
- eyes rolling back in the head.
- face that appears red or blue.
- changes to breathing.
- stiffening of the arms, legs, or whole body.
- jerky movements of the arms, legs, body, or head.
- lack of control over movements.
- inability to respond.
What is the difference between seizures and convulsions?
Convulsions involve uncontrollable shaking, but if you have a seizure you can simply feel confused without a physical reaction. You might easily appear to be staring at something that isn’t there. There are certain types of seizures that will cause someone to fall, shake, and lose consciousness.
What is the first aid for a febrile convulsion?
To reduce their temperature, remove their outer layers of clothing and any blankets. Giving them fluids such as water and juice will also help cool them, as will giving the recommended amount of paracetamol or ibuprofen syrup. Keep them in a cool environment, by opening windows and turning down central heating.
What is the first aid for convulsion?
Stay calm, loosen anything around the person’s neck, do not restrain them or put anything in their mouth, clear the area around them, and stay with them after the seizure stops. Call 911 if the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, the person has another seizure, does not wake up, or has another medical condition.
What is home remedy for convulsions?
Place your child on the floor on their side and clear away objects that are in close proximity. Loosen tight clothing surrounding the head or neck. Don’t put anything in your child’s mouth or try to stop the convulsion unless your pediatrician has told you what to do.
What is the natural cure for convulsion?
Researchers have identified local herbs and spices that could be used to effectively manage neurological disorders like catalepsy, convulsion, epilepsy and seizures. The local plants include: Tetrapleura tetraptera, ginger, cowhage, cloves, turmeric, thyme, and Cannabis sativa.
What are the drugs for convulsion?
Check out our epilepsy and seizure medications list for more information on these common medications.
- Eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom)
- Carbamazepine ER (Carbatrol)
- Valproic acid (Depakene)
- Valproic acid (Depakote)
- Divalproex ER (Depakote ER)
- Phenytoin (Dilantin)
- Felbamate (Felbatol)
- Perampanel (Fycompa)
How do you stop convulsions?
cushion their head if they’re on the ground. loosen any tight clothing around their neck, such as a collar or tie, to aid breathing. turn them on to their side after their convulsions stop – read more about the recovery position. stay with them and talk to them calmly until they recover.