Febrile seizure is also known as stuip or stip. Febrile seizures are divided into two types, namely simple febrile seizures and complex febrile seizures, which are often experienced by children under the age of 1.5 years.
Of course, a febrile seizure is different with epilepsy that occurs repeatedly and continuously. Seizures due to epilepsy does not begin with a fever. Simple febrile seizures are less likely to recur, the fever begins, and does not occur continuously. Unlike the complex febrile seizures are at higher risk occurs repeatedly, and is the first step to develop into epilepsy. You are therefore advised to note and measure, at what temperature your child gets a seizure. Why do that? Because every child has a different temperature tolerance limits. In addition, for children who have a family history of suffering from seizures due to fever, or abnormalities in the nervous system, will be susceptible to seizure if the temperature is 38 degrees celsus has passed.
Not a febrile seizure occurs because of infection in the central nervous system, but because of the temperature rise above 38 degrees celsus. Children can be exposed to a seizure if he was exposed to a high fever, or sore throat. Fever is a symptom of a disease. A child is said to be a fever if his temperature is above 38 degrees celsus. Some signs the child has a febrile seizure, among others:
loss of consciousness
Body (including hands and feet) into rigid
Child’s head lolling back, followed by the emergence of a strong shock, and convulsions
Turned into a pale skin color, it can even turn blue
Eyeball rise to the top
Sometimes accompanied by vomiting
Breath may stop for a while (sometimes)
Children can not control for small or large bowel
These seizures usually last for a few minutes, then stop convulsive seizures. Awareness of the child is also slowly recovering to normal, except for the seizures that do not stop after 15 minutes. Child may lose consciousness for a while, or sleepy. Often accompanied by paralysis about 2 days, but after that the child will recover. However you should be wary if after having a seizure, the child does not wake up from sleep.
For children who are younger than 8 months, when attacked by convulsions, should be examined victimizing puncture. aims to determine the presence of infection in the brain. Seizures can be prevented from recurring by giving febrifuge mixed drugs to stop seizures. Therefore, it is very important for all family members to learn to deal with and prevent seizures.