Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Understanding And Recognizing Baby Seizure Symptoms

Dealing with seizures in your child can be a very frightening experience, especially if you do not know what you are dealing with. Believe it or not, baby seizure symptoms can present themselves in a variety of ways. If you are able to keep a close eye on any changes in the movements your child makes of the overall level of vigilance you notice, you may start to be able to tell if there is something wrong. From there, proper diagnosis from a physician will help you to pinpoint what is happening and then you can begin treatment as soon as possible.

With neonatal baby seizure symptoms, or a child that is a month old or younger, you will often notice a seizure that is mild in terms of intensity and also fairly short in duration. Some of these seizures may be so slight in nature that it can be difficult to tell if one is actually happening. Some of the symptoms can include rhythmic jerking of the legs and hands, difficulty with breathing, repetitive chewing and/or sucking or the body tensing up.

Other baby seizure symptoms that you can look out for will come along with what are called generalized absence seizures. These can include extended response time, repetitive blinking, rapid pulse rate, dilated pupils, and more. There could even be times when the child will all of a sudden stop doing whatever movement they were involved in.

Sensory seizures will often present themselves in the form of a variety of hallucinations. These can be tactile, olfactory, auditory and visual in nature. With autonomic seizures, there will often be sweating, pale skin, fluctuations of the breathing and heart rate or even a feverish feeling. Complex partial seizures are often found in older children and can show up as the child feeling afraid, having a difficult time keeping up with time, or even having a whole lot of confusion or memory loss when it comes to the events which just occurred.

No matter what, if you believe that your child is going through seizures, it is important that you have the ability to understand how to recognize all of the symptoms. Once you are able to pick out the baby seizure symptoms and convey them to your child's physician, you will have a much better chance of treatment and a good outcome for your child.

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