Convulsions at the temperature of the child; what to do: detailed instructions for parents
The temperature in children under 6 years can be accompanied by a very unpleasant and frightening phenomenon – seizures. This occurs in about 5% of cases. At the sight of this many parents panic, thinking that convulsions can threaten the life of the baby.
However, are cramps at the temperature of small children really so dangerous? How to determine why this happened and what to do if the child has seizures at high temperature? Is it compulsory to see a doctor? To do this, you need to understand the real cause of the seizures at the temperature: knowledge of this issue will help to identify the danger to the health of the crumbs, if there is one.
Spasmodic seizures in hyperthermia are also called febrile seizures. At what temperature do convulsions begin in a child? Usually, they start at a temperature above 38 ° C. In some cases, they occur at a temperature below this.
Hyperthermia with convulsive manifestations can be caused by: colds, respiratory tract infections, otitis and all that can cause fever. Sometimes it can even be teething.
The main cause of seizures against the background of high temperature in young children is the imperfection of the nervous system. The child’s organism is still developing, and therefore the processes of excitation in the brain are stronger than the processes of inhibition. In this case, spasms; the result of the corresponding processes in the cerebral cortex.