FEVER and convulsions
Up to around the age of six, some children can experience convulsions when they have a fever around 38°C – these are called febrile convulsions. They might only last for a few minutes but can be frightening. The good news is that they stop on their own, don’t usually need to be treated and don’t cause other health problems. Some kids might feel sleepy afterwards while others experience no lasting effects. No one knows why some children have them, but there is evidence they’re linked to certain viruses and the way some children’s developing brains react to high fevers.