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Affective Apnea: What Should We Do If the Child Does Not Breathe?


Affective apnea is a frightening phenomenon, which is the loss of breathing associated with intense feelings. What is at stake in the phenomenon, how can we prevent what to do if it occurs?

Affective Apnea: What Can It Be Prevented?Affective apnea refers to apnea as a respiratory distress, and affective apnea refers to arousal and emotion. However, the expression does not only occur in hysterics, but it can also trigger other emotional states - such as fear, anger, laughter or pain.It usually occurs between 6 months and 4 years, the frequency peak can be set at one year. As the child ages, the incidence decreases, and does not occur above the age of 6 years. Affective apnea has many forms. The effect of fear or pain a sбpadt (balls) form which is immediate eszmйletvesztйssel can go. It is characteristic that the baby does not cry at all or not at all. The child's pale skin is damp and his heart rate may slow down. Crushing and splashing can also occur. Often mixed with this form with epilepsy.Other form kйkьlйssel jбr. In this case, the child becomes severely distressed, cold, in pain or frustrated. Your breathing can be fast and powerful. Typically, when a child is in dry mouth, they simply do not breathe, and due to the lack of oxygen, the skin can be most likely to lose or lose lips. THE reduced brain oxygen supply because of this, your child may lose consciousness for a short period of time and then vйgtagrбngбs The background of affective apnea is unclear, but it may be caused by a number of factors. It can be caused by genetic predisposition, decreased cerebral blood flow, disturbances in the relationship between the infant and the child, iron deficiency anemia.

How can we prevent affective apnea?

If your child is prone to this, then we should try to avoid situations in which he or she may experience intense feelings of sadness. It is important to pay attention to the rumble: your voice, your tone, if you change and there is a risk that you will miss a breath, then you will put it in the child's face. Cold water is applied to the child's face and body. Let's try to stay calm, divert your attention. Never yell at him, because the child will connect the present with the ridicule and the fright. In case of accident, make sure that the child does not kill himself. See a doctor if the child has a headache, and the symptoms become more frequent and severe. If you are unsure, ask for help immediately. Call an ambulance immediately if a child does not wake up and does not breathe after an affective apnea, as this indicates another illness. However, affective apnea is scary it is harmless and has no long-term consequences. With age, seizures become less frequent and even disappear. Medication is very rare.This article is based on information from the Medicines.
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