WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I ENCOUNTER A CHILD’S CONVULSIONS?
Parents or witnesses should not panic when the child has a twitch. It is necessary to keep calm and hold the child to a safe place, let the child lie on his side, maintain unobstructed breathing, and record the child’s seizures with a mobile phone so as to provide a doctor’s evaluation when seeking medical attention. The condition at that time of the attack. Remember that when a child has a seizure, you must never put your fingers or anything into the mouth. This action will only cause the child to breathe unsmoothly, and it will be more dangerous if a foreign body accidentally falls into the mouth.
WHEN A CHILD HAS CONVULSIONS:
1. Witnesses must remain calm
2. Let the child lie on his side and keep breathing smooth (if there is a foreign body in the mouth, remove it as soon as possible; if the clothes are too tight, unbutton the collar to facilitate breathing)
3. It is forbidden to put fingers, clothes, drugs or any foreign objects into the mouth.
4. Observe the convulsions carefully and record the convulsions time.
5. If the seizure lasts for more than 5 minutes, you must be sent to the nearest hospital for medical treatment.
WHAT ARE THE CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF CHILDREN’S SEIZURES?
When encountering a child twitching, in addition to keeping calm, parents should let the child lie on his side and observe the child’s twitching symptoms, such as:
1. What is the state of consciousness? Do you respond to the call?
2. What is the state of the eyes (hanging? Looking left? Looking right)
3 What is the posture of the limbs? (Is there twitching? Unilateral or bilateral twitching? If there is no twitching, observe whether the limbs are stiff or paralyzed?)
4. Are the lips tightly shut? How is the lip color? (Pale or cyanosis)
5. Was there any discomfort or crying before the attack?
5. Whether there are other special symptoms before and after the attack (such as involuntary shaking of fingers, twitching of the corners of the mouth, chewing, pursing the mouth, etc.)
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A CHILD’S SEIZURE? WHEN DO I NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR?
Most patients will be tired and sleepy after the attack. If the child is having a seizure for the first time, even if the seizure lasts for a short time, it is still necessary to bring the child neurologist to evaluate the cause of the seizure. If the child has been diagnosed with febrile seizures or epilepsy, all patients must seek medical attention if they encounter the following conditions:
1. The convulsions lasted more than five minutes.
2. There are many convulsions in a day, and the children’s consciousness state has not returned to normal during each convulsion.
3. After the convulsions, the child becomes unable to move one or both hands and feet.
4. Although the convulsions are not long, but the consciousness has not recovered for a long time after the convulsions.
5. When symptoms such as headaches occur due to an attack on the head.
SHOULD THE CHILD GO TO A MAJOR HOSPITAL OR THE NEAREST HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT WHEN THE CHILD HAS A SEIZURE?
Because there will be brain hypoxia during the attack, if the attack takes too long (more than 5 minutes) and has not been properly treated, it may affect the brain. Therefore, it is recommended that patients with convulsions should be sent to the nearest medical hospital for preliminary evaluation and treatment. When the patient’s condition is relatively stable, it is then decided according to the children’s condition whether they need to be transferred to the original medical institution or a large hospital for further treatment and treatment.
Therefore, parents should pay attention to that when seeking medical attention the first time, they should be sent to the nearest medical institution instead of insisting on sending the patient to a distant medical center or the original medical institution to avoid unnecessary convulsions.
AFTER THE CHILD HAS SEIZURES, WHICH DOCTOR SHOULD BE CONSULTED FOR EVALUATION AND FOLLOW-UP?
When the child has an attack for the first time, if the cause has not been determined, it is recommended to find a professional pediatric neurologist to determine the possible cause, and to make appropriate treatment and treatment according to the cause.
To Sum Up
When encountering a child’s convulsion, the witness should remain calm, lay the patient on his side, keep breathing smooth, observe and record the situation at the time of the attack. It is forbidden to put drugs or anything in the mouth. If the convulsion lasts for more than five minutes or too many times, the child should be sent to the nearest hospital for medical treatment. Remember not to mess around.