When children faint

Fainting means being unconscious for a short while. It is quite common for children to faint, especially at school age. For example, a child may faint if they rise quickly so that blood pressure drops. Another reason may be that the child experiences a strong feeling. Usually it is completely harmless to faint, but sometimes it can be due to some illness.

Fever cramps in children

Some children who have a fever get fever cramps. It often looks dramatic but is usually not harmful. Usually, children happen between six months and five years of age. Most children who get a fever only get it once, but some children can get it on several occasions. It is unusual for children with fever cramps to suffer in the future.

Epilepsy

If you have epilepsy, some of the brain’s nerve cells are overactive, which can cause various types of seizures. Epileptic seizures can be very different for different people, but in one and the same individual, the seizures are usually the same every time. Between the attacks there is nothing to show that you are ill. If you suffer from major epilepsy, you may need medication to prevent seizures.

Pulmonary artery hernia

A pulmonary artery hernia on the brain’s vascular tree means that part of a pulmonary vein has weakened and expanded. If the hernia breaks, you may have brain bleeding inside or outside the brain, that is, a form of stroke. How it will go depends, among other things, on how much bleeding is and what part of the brain is affected.

Pain

For example, pain may be due to an injury or illness. But sometimes it is not possible to find the cause of the pain. Pain can suddenly come and go quickly, or be prolonged and last for months. It is important that you who have been in pain for a long time get the right advice and treatment and help to manage your pain.

Migraine

Migraines are acute attacks of blasting headaches that usually last for half a day. The aches get worse as you physically exert yourself and move your head. The cause is not known, but migraines can be triggered by, for example, stress, hormone changes or some food and drink. The risk of having migraines increases if you have a relative who has it. Migraine attacks are almost always harmless.

Headaches in children and teenagers

Headache is common in both children and teenagers. The cause is often colds and infections, but headaches can also be due to other illnesses, mental illness or lack of sleep. Often it is not possible to find an explanation for the headaches. For the most part, the pain goes away by itself, but sometimes it can sit for longer and come more often. Although it is very uncommon, headaches can in some cases be due to a serious illness.

Multiple sclerosis – MS

Multiple sclerosis, MS, is a disease of the central nervous system, that is, the brain and spinal cord. If you have MS, inflammation and scars occur on the nerve fibers and this means that impulses do not appear as they should. There is no treatment to cure the disease, but drugs can slow the course of the disease and relieve the problems.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which is shortened CJD, attacks the brain and causes dementia. Today it is not possible to cure Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which quickly leads to death. The treatment is aimed at relieving the symptoms. Due to the rapid course of the illness, those who have become ill professional nursing need soon after the illness.