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Involuntary muscle spasms are referred to as convulsions in medicine. Convulsions are characterized by involuntary jerky movements and rolling up of the eyes. Infections such as meningitis, cerebral palsy, or head trauma are the most prevalent causes of convulsions. High fever is the most likely source of convulsions in children, and these convulsions are known as febrile convulsions.

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How to cure my numb hand, face, and head with weak convulsions?

Query: Hello doctor, I quite often suffer from feeling numbness in the part of my head, face, and hand. I also quite often feel something like weak convulsions in the head. Those are very often with a headache. I am also very sensitive to the light and temperature changes. Those very often cause very stron...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to different possible causes like fibromyalgia, vitamin D or vitamin B12 deficiency, tension-type headache related to psychological stress, multiple sclerosis, small vessel disease o...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old child suffers from fever and convulsions. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old child has been experiencing high-grade fever, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and general malaise for the past two days. She has had several episodes of convulsions, passed deep-colored Coca-Cola urine, and appeared confused. On examination, her Glasgow coma scale is 12, ra...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the clinical presentation and MDRT (modified Denver shunt test), I suggest it is an infection, likely malaria (a disease caused by a mosquito bite). Therefore, initiating antimalarial treatment is highly ad...  Read Full »

Is my 2-month-old baby's post-convulsion behavior normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a first-time mother to a beautiful 2-month-old baby girl. When she was five weeks old, she was diagnosed, or rather, they were considering convulsions. I took her to the local health center because her hand was bending backward and shaking and crying with excess saliva and mucus. S...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed the baby's reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and the CT (computerized tomography) scan results indicate normalcy. The convulsion appears to have been triggered by a fever. In...  Read Full »

Why is my 2-month-old baby extremely agitated and sleepless?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2 months old. He is a normal healthy baby. I did not have any trouble with him so far. Sometimes, he will grunt and raise his knees to his chest when he has gas but has always been able to get a normal amount of sleep. Today, though he has been very agitated and alert, the wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your explanation, a few things are evident. This is probably your first child. 1. We are talking about a normal well-growing child with a weight of 13 lbs at the age of 2 months, which is very good. 2. The behavior that you are explaining is known as startling ref...  Read Full »

Can brain development problems in babies result in convulsions?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9 months old baby had convulsions. We feel that he has crossed eyes, neck moving issues and feeling partial seizures during sleeping alone. I also have a doubt whether there is any brain development problem. Currently, he is on Keppra 100 mg/mL, 1 mL in 12 hours and so to be given twic...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am very sorry to hear about this condition. However, I would like to know some details to help you better. 1. Tell me the birth history of the child. Did the child cry immediately after birth? Has the child required to be kept in NICU for any reason (neonatal inten...  Read Full »

My 22-months-old daughter is having seizures. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor,My 22-month-old daughter is having seizures. They started about eight months ago and I am not sure of the cause. When it happened for the first time, I thought it was a fever convulsion until I got her to another hospital because she got seizures thrice in a day without any fever. Kindl...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In children, seizures can be caused by a variety of factors, including: 1. Febrile seizures: These seizures are triggered by high fever and are relatively common in young children. They often occur between the ages of six months and five years. 2. Epilepsy: Epilepsy is...  Read Full »

Can I give Benzodiazepine along with Carbamazepine to my 6-year-old son during multiple convulsions?

Query: Hi, My 6-year-old son has multiple convulsions, and he is under Carbamazapine medication. I used to have convulsions when I was a kid too. We had an EEG done about a month ago. Can my son have Benzodiazepine to reduce convulsions during seizure clusters? Or is there any contradiction? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You can give him Benzodiazepine when he has convulsions, but you must ask your psychiatrist to increase the dose of Carbamazepine or add another anti convulsion medication. I suggest you can add tablet Valproate (Sodium V...  Read Full »

My 16-month-old toddler is suffering from high temperature and convulsions. How to treat this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a toddler of 16 months. He suffers from high temperature, which leads to convulsions most time. He has taken a lot of medicines and antibiotics to bring it down and was also treated for sepsis two months back. What could be the reason? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Check the child's temperature with a thermometer when you feel a fever. If the temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, you can give syrup Crocin DS 240 mg/ml dose as per the child's weight every four hours....  Read Full »

When is ankle clonus abnormal in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, My two-month-old son has ankle clonus. When he is asleep, and I push on his foot, it sometimes goes over ten beats. When it happens on its own, it is much shorter. Is this something that should be further evaluated?   Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are getting more than ten beats of ankle clonus, please get the child evaluated physically by a pediatric neurologist. In such cases, based on physical examination, your child may require an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain or USG (ultrasonography) of the b...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for convulsions?

Query: Hi doctor, It has been two years that she is getting convulsions. When this started she used to get convulsion once in a month. Then it turned once in three months. There are no symptoms before getting convulsion. It always occurs when the patient is deeply sleeping at night. She gets unconscious f...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that her symptoms are typical of generalised epilepsy. For this reason, I recommend starting treatment with Valproate or Levetiracetam to help prevent seizures from occurring. The MRI findings are not related to this issue...  Read Full »

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