Febrile convulsions
Seizures that occur in a child with a high fever of over 39ºC.
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Febrile convulsions

Seizures that occur in a child with a high fever of over 39ºC.

Symptoms:

  • Caused by an abrupt rise in body temperature. 
  • Your child may lose consciousness.
  • Go rigid.
  • Stop breathing for a while and then start again. 
  • Lose control of her bladder or bowel. 
  • Her eyes may roll back and her limbs may twitch.

Seriousness:

  • Phone a doctor immediately or call an ambulance if the seizure lasts for more than five minutes.

Treatment:

  • If your child has a fever try to bring it down to prevent convulsions.
  • After a convulsion, tests are likely to be done to exclude serious illness and you will be given advice by your doctor on how to manage future attacks.

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