Intracranial pressure in infants: the causes of its increase, symptoms and treatment
To date, very often babies are bornwith increased pressure inside the skull. Naturally, hearing such a wording from the mouth of a doctor, parents are immediately frightened. However, not everything is as scary as it seems, although it is worth seriously approaching this diagnosis.
Intracranial pressure in infants maymanifested in different ways: frequent regurgitation and vomiting, increased sensitivity to pain, anxiety, trembling and convulsions. The most obvious sign of the disease is excessive stress of the skin of the fontanel and its bulging, as well as the divergence of the seams between the bones of the skull. During the examination of the baby, the doctor can determine the disease by measuring the circumference of the head. It should be noted that ICP can be increased and in older children. In doing so, they complain of a head spin, nausea.
Intracranial pressure in infants can be treatedand at home. Naturally, you need to listen to the advice of doctors, but do not act with fanaticism. Most often, neurologists assign the baby constant communication with parents, changing the regime of the day, swimming, therapeutic massage. Of course, if the disease is too serious, then you can not do without the appropriate drugs. They contribute to a better outflow of fluid from the brain. In addition to these medicines, the child can give herbal decoctions. For example, an excellent means is a decoction of celery, parsley or tea from cumin. These fluids have an excellent diuretic effect.
If intracranial pressure in a babydiscovered early enough, it can be successfully cured without serious consequences for the body. The most important aspect of therapy is full psychological and emotional support of the baby from parents and close people. Mom and Dad should be sure of their victory over the disease and should not show anything that their child is not like everyone else. Both parents and the kid should perceive everything happening only from a positive point of view. Only in this case the disease will go away without a trace.