Convulsions are a prevalent disease of children in our country. Convulsions can occur for a variety of reasons. Although it is more common in children for various purposes, it is not uncommon for adults. Convulsions usually accompany adult epilepsy, brain tumors, cerebral malaria, etc..
When he is convulsed, all the limbs of the patient start trembling with shaking. Sometimes there may be a tingling sensation in a particular part of the body without tingling all over the body. The disease can make a person’s body stiff. Convulsions can occur at different times.
For example, convulsions can last from a few seconds to several hours or days, depending on the intensity and type of disease.
- Newborn suffocation.
- Extremely high body temperature, mainly in children.
- Septicemia (if the blood is infected).
- Inflammation of the brain (encephala-itis).
- Inflammation of the lining of the brain (meningitis).
- Low or high blood sugar and mineral salts
- If the child has pneumonia
- Due to high blood pressure
- Brain injury
- Brain tumors.
If the child has a convulsion, it is necessary to take action without getting restless. The purpose of this management will be –
- Take steps to ensure that the baby’s breathing is not obstructed during convulsions. Airway tubes can be inserted into the mouth to avoid cutting the tongue with the teeth and to facilitate breathing.
- Stop squeezing as soon as possible.
- The cause of the convulsions is revealed and sent to a specialist doctor or hospital for appropriate treatment.
What to do during the baby’s convulsions:
- The baby’s clothes need to be loosened.
- The baby should be tilted to one side,
- Keep the baby’s nose and mouth open so that he can breathe easily, and saliva or vomit can come out.
- If necessary, the mucus coming out of the baby’s nose and mouth should be removed.
- Diazepam injection (0.5 mg/per kg) in the rectum to stop the baby’s convulsions.
- Arrange to take the child to the nearest hospital or clinic.
It is forbidden to do anything during childbirth:
- The baby should not be squeezed to reduce teething.
- The head should not be hung with the baby’s feet.
- Spoons of camel, wood, or bamboo sticks should not be inserted between the two teeth to stop eating at home or biting the tongue because there is no gain but loss.
- Do not let the baby eat or try to eat anything, whether it is medicine, drink, or food. In this case, feeding the baby can be fatal.
- The child should not be allowed to dry anything in the nose or mouth. Many people use Iron, flowers, soap, incense, shoes, and sandals to dry at this time; it does not help to stop the itching. Convulsions stop after a while as usual and get the credit for those shoes and sandals.
Caution about convulsions:
- The baby’s convulsions should never be considered as loose air, superficial appetite, demonic gaze, worm provocation, new teeth, abdominal pain, anger, or stubbornness. Because of these reasons, children are never irritated.
- Baby cramps should always be considered a severe disease.
- No matter how mild or temporary the baby’s convulsions are, a doctor’s advice should be sought.
- In the first convulsions of the life of a child under the age of one year, the child has to be admitted to the hospital for treatment.
- Prolonged convulsions can cause brain damage, so the child needs to take appropriate action as soon as possible to get rid of the convulsions.
If the convulsions continue for a long time, it will lead to brain damage, which may hinder the child’s physical growth and intellectual development. Gradually this can lead to epilepsy.