Diseases

Epilepsy: hyperthermic convulsions of the child

Babies and small children may convulse during a fever spike greater than 39 ° C. In this case, they must be hospitalized at the first seizure to search for a possible cause other than fever. .

They are not serious, but if they last less than a few minutes. If it continues, the brain may suffer.

Children who have had a hyperthermic convulsive seizure tend to relapse once or twice as children at times of fever. Sudden changes in temperature must be prevented by giving antipyretics (fever medication) as soon as the child has fever.

It is necessary to discover the child, to put it in a room with 18-20 ° C.
If the child convulsions despite antipyretics, the doctor may advise an anticonvulsant such as Valium intra-rectal. To be done only on the advice of a doctor!

To read also: Epilepsy in children

Want to share, share your experience or need advice? See you in our FORUMS Epilepsy or Neurology !

Authors:

Dr. Ada Picard, Dr. MC Bonduelle and Dr. Nicolas Evrard.

Sources:

- Federation for Research on the Brain, www.frc.asso.fr (2014).
- Inserm, Epilepsy, Dossier produced in collaboration with Patrick Chauvel, Inserm Unit 1106 "Institute of Neuroscience Systems" - October 2012.
- P.-J. The Rest, A. Biraben, Etiologies of Epilepsies, EMC Neurology, 2011.

Popular Posts

Category Diseases, Next Article

Burn-out: tips - Diseases
Diseases

Burn-out: tips

Burnout is the result of a vicious circle. Taken in his claws, our personal resources are lowered, thus diminishing the personal strength that allows to get rid of them. Without being able to act on the pathogenic context of work, it is always possible to protect oneself and to counteract the troubles on a more individual level
Read More
Folliculitis: the causes - Diseases
Diseases

Folliculitis: the causes

Folliculitis is a fairly common bacterial infection. Any element or habit that can promote the transmission of microbes and bacteria can trigger the occurrence of folliculitis. Obesity can promote folliculitis: it is more common in overweight people. Wearing tight clothing, which promotes friction. It is advisable for people who have a predisposition to folliculitis, to favor comfortable clothing and cotton and avoid synthetic fabrics
Read More
Aerophagia: the causes - Diseases
Diseases

Aerophagia: the causes

The main causes of aerophagia are either related to chewing and swallowing, or related to the type of food consumed. Quick chewing and swallowing promotes air absorption during the meal. Stress or anxiety can also increase aerophagia. Hyper salivation and its causes promote flatulence. food Some foods are also involved in the occurrence of aerophagia: Chewing gum chewing is responsible for the digestive absorption of air
Read More
Erotomania: the symptoms - Diseases
Diseases

Erotomania: the symptoms

The symptoms of erotomania come in different ways. Most often, they are linked to a series of more or less delirious interpretations of a person's actions. Olfactory hallucinations (smells) and tactile hallucinations can enhance the illusion of being loved. If this passionate certainty is completely illusory, the arguments put forward most often retain a certain logic
Read More