Febrile Convulsion Baby

Just for your information, I had suffered from a febrile convulsion twice. One when I was just over one year old baby. And second, just a few weeks back when I also got diarrhea. And that took place whenever my fever reached over 39 C. Dad and mom are confused whenever they see me in such situation.

Febrile Convulsion [pronounced: fi:brail kenvalsyen] is also called Fits (Bahasa Indonesia, sawan, step or kejang)

Febrile convulsions are seizures (sometimes known as fits) that occur in a child with a high fever of over 39°C (102.2°F). These most typically occur during the early stages of a viral infection such as a respiratory infection, while the temperature is rising rapidly.

Febrile convulsions can be frightening but they're rarely serious

The seizures are brief, usually lasting only a minute or two and never more than five minutes.

The child loses consciousness, becomes stiff, stops breathing for up to 30 seconds and loses control of their bladder or bowel, wetting or soiling themselves.

You may then notice twitching or spasms of both limbs and occasionally the face muscles. The child's eyes roll upwards.

This stops after a few minutes and the child regains consciousness. Following the seizure they fall into a deep sleep and are often confused or irritable when they finally wake.

To bring the temperature down, cool the room, loosen their clothing, and give paracetamol or ibuprofen according to the instructions.

Your child may need to be treated or investigated in hospital to rule out problems other than a febrile convulsion, especially if this is their first seizure.

You may be given an anticonvulsant drug called diazepam (which is administered rectally) to keep at home in case of another convulsion.[1]

Febrile Convulsion Baby

[1] bbc.co.uk