Shaken Baby Syndrome

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What is Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)?

Shaken baby syndrome refers to a type of brain injury that occurs when convulses a baby or toddler. Shaking can cause bleeding in the brain (subdural hemorrhage) or bleeding in the retina (retinal hemorrhages). Most injuries occur when a baby is shaken strip on a surface, resulting in shaken impact syndrome.

When a child is shaken, the brain bounces back and forth against the sides of the skull. The heads of babies are very large and heavy in proportion to the rest of their bodies. This causes swelling, bruising, and bleeding in the brain.

Possible consequences of shaking babies or toddlers are extreme. Include:

Damage to the brain
Hearing Loss
Speech disorders and learning disabilities, including mental retardation
Damage to the neck and spine, which can lead to motor dysfunction ranging in severity from clumsiness to paralysis
What are the symptoms of shaken baby syndrome?

A child or baby who has been shaken and so has pressure in the brain may have symptoms like these:

Extreme irritability
Poor appetite or feeding problems
Breathing difficulties
Seizures (fits)
Lethargy (extreme tiredness, lack of movement, inability to stay awake)
Pale skin color – or blue
Bruises, such as marks where he grabbed, arms or chest
A front that looks bigger than normal, or fontanelle appears to protrude
Inability to lift head
Tremors (the trembling)
Inability to concentrate or follow movement with her eyes
Who is at risk of shaken baby syndrome?

Shaken baby syndrome happens more often in babies up to one year old, and babies of two to four months are at greatest risk. Shaken baby syndrome does not usually happen after two years of age, but is extremely violent shaking can even affect children aged five to six years.

Why do people shake babies?

Parents or caregivers may feel that shaking a baby will make this stop mourn. Parents or caregivers may be unable to manage with the reality of caring for a child / ay can vent their frustration with the child / a. Some may not know that the results of shaking children are as devastating as they are in reality. However, the shaking babies is never okay.

Who shakes babies?

Statistics show that two thirds to three quarters of the people who has been found guilty of shaking babies are men. While the age range is large, usually men shaking babies are twenty-somethings.

It is not true that only men shake babies. Also found that mothers and other caregivers have shaken babies. Shaken baby syndrome can happen in families of any ethnicity, any economic range, and any type of household composition.

How is it diagnosed shaken baby syndrome?

The SBS must be treated immediately. Parents or guardians must bring the child / aa be given immediate medical attention as soon as they realize that the baby has been shaken. Adults should also tell the doctor that the baby has been shaken. Some caregivers may not tell the truth to say that the baby has dropped. Depending on the severity of symptoms, children may require respiratory support or treatment and surgery to stop bleeding.

Some symptoms are shown below, but others may not become visible until later. Some children may have attention problems and behavioral problems later in life due to being shaken as babies.

How is it diagnosed shaken baby syndrome?

The health professionals are not always told the truth about if the shock has been part of the lesion or not. In addition, infants and very young children can not tell the doctors or nurses what happened or what hurts. Many of SBS symptoms (such as irritability, vomiting, or apathy) are also common for less serious diseases such as viral infections.

It has been suggested that doctors should use additional tests when it seems possible that a brain injury. X-rays may show a fractured skull and doctors may recommend an MRI exam (acronym MRI) or computed tomography scan (CT stands for). You should give special attention to any evidence of retinal hemorrhage (bleeding in the back of the eye).

Can you prevent shaken baby syndrome?

Yes No shake babies or children, NEVER.

What can parents or caregivers when a baby cries?

When responding with the truth about shaking babies, parents or caregivers often say that the shock occurred when the baby was crying inconsolably. There are some things you can do to prevent the likelihood of angry and shake the baby.

First, make sure nothing happens to her obvious baby. You should look to see if the diaper is clean or if the baby hungry or cold. Make sure there are no signs of disease, such as fever and swelling. You should also check that there is no situation that causes pain.
If the baby’s needs are covered, try using noise. Put the radio, and talk or sing to the baby. Sometimes babies like noises like the vacuum cleaner, clothes dryer, hair dryer or fan
Offer the baby a toy or pacifier.
Take your baby or child / aa stroll in car (car), but make sure it is properly secured in the car seat.
Try a swing.
Ask someone to help you with the baby for a period of time so you can take a break and so calm. This person can help you be a friend, a coworker, a neighbor, or a member of your family. It is reasonable to ask for help. Babies cry an estimated one to three hours a day.
If no one else is available to relieve you, put the baby safe in his crib and leave the room for ten minutes or so while you calm down. Remember to mourn not hurt children / as, but the shaking itself.

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