Dealing with children with high fever convulsions "What to do"

The article was written ThS.BS Pham Khac Czechoslovakia – PediatricIan, Pediatrics Center – Share99 Times City International Health Hub.

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High fever twitches or rather seizures caused by fever. This is a seizure that occurs in children who are presenting with high fever, common in the group of children 6 months – 5 years old, the neurons of the child are not complete so they are very sensitive to heat; therefore, when the fever is high, the child is very convulsive, if not handled in time, the child can be life-threatening.

1. How high is fever?

According to the World Health Organization, babies are considered fever when the temperature measured in the baby's armpit is from 37.5 degrees Celsius. In it, fever is classified as follows:

  • Light fever: 37.5 – 38.5 degrees Celsius
  • Average fever: 38.5 – 39 degrees Celsius
  • High fever: above 39 degrees Celsius

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Parents should exercise caution when children have a high fever above 39 degrees Celsius

2. The risk of seizures

During seizures, especially prolonged seizures will cause a lack of oxygen supply to the brain and other important muscles, which can be fatal.

Children often vomit so it is easy to cause airway obstruction, causing respiratory failure.

3. How to handle when a child with high fever convulses?

  • Place the child lying on one side on a flat surface so that the sputum can escape without choking into the airways.
  • Expand your child's clothes.
  • Antipyretics (anal) should be given at a dose of Paracetamol 10-15mg/kg/time.
  • While waiting for the drug to take effect, proceed to the cooling of the young body. Use a clean towel, lightly click warm water, apply on the sides of the armpits and inguinal of the child because this is a place where large blood vessels are concentrated.
  • Call the emergency team for timely assistance to the child.

What is the disease of 4-year-olds with nodular and morning fever?

When a child with high fever convulses, parents can have the child lying on his side

The pediatrics department at Share99 International Health Hub is the address to receive and examine the diseases that babies as well as young children are susceptible to: Viral fever, bacterialfever, otitis media,pneumonia in ,…. With modern equipment, ile space, minimize the impact as well as the risk of spreading the disease. Along with that is the dedication from experienced doctors to pediatric patients, making the examination no longer a concern of parents.

Customers can directly go to Share99 Health System nationwide for examination or contact the hotline here for assistance.


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About: Minh Quynh

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