FEVER and con­vul­sions

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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.

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