Signs of intracranial pressure in children
Every parent, at least once may face the problem of increased pressure in the child. In fact, increased pressure, especially intracranial, is quite rare in children. At the same time, it is impossible to talk about it as a separate disease, most often this is a consequence, and the cause of the disease is completely different.
What are the signs of intracranial pressure in children and can this be a threat to the health of the child? You can compare the intracranial pressure and blood pressure, which every person has and sometimes it rises for a very short time. The reasons can be many, it is stress and diffraction, and even when breastfeeding occurs. This process in a baby causes a very high stress, which can cause a pressure jump. But this does not require treatment and treatment to specialists.
Let’s look at some signs of intracranial pressure in children. Parents can immediately suspect that something is wrong if the child cries a lot and there is no possibility to calm him down. This is precisely the first sign of increased pressure. The second thing to look out for is the reluctance to drink. At the same time, you may notice that the child covers his eyes, reacts poorly to the light, squints, and is irritated by sounds. Yes, this is not the whims of the baby, but a possible symptom of the disease. The next important point, when the child often spits up or vomits, this is also a sign of intracranial pressure in children. There are some more points. Very rapid growth of the head, associated with the stagnation of venous blood, squint and bulging of a large spring.
A recurring head may be a characteristic sign. If at least one of these symptoms manifests itself in a child, it is worth contacting a specialist. Do not delay your visit to the doctor. The diagnosis can only be made by a doctor. The sooner you seek help, the fewer consequences you can expect in the future.
Be aware that pressure does not increase by itself.. If the child suffered a head injury or birth trauma, the pressure may be the result of just this. It is also necessary to know about such serious diseases as encephalitis or meningitis, as well as a tumor. There are still possible causes of increased pressure – congenital structural features of the central nervous system (central nervous system) and hypoxia. Treatment in these cases will always be aimed at eliminating the disease, which was the cause of the increase in intracranial pressure.
If at an early age no such symptoms were observed, it does not mean that they will not occur at the later stages of the child’s development. For example, before school. All the same signs of intracranial pressure can be headaches, fatigue, reaction to light. In these cases, you should also immediately contact a specialist, who will advise all the necessary research, in particular ultrasound or computed tomography.
Your attention to the child, from an early age, will allow you to avoid the serious consequences associated with diseases whose symptoms are increased intracranial pressure.