A febrile convulsion is basically a seizure that can happen when a young child develops a high temperature.
They are quite common – around one in 50 children will have had one by the time they reach they age of five.
Febrile convulsions are understandably very worrying for parents. It might look as though your child is having an epileptic fit. However convulsions of this type are only related to fever, which is not typical of epilepsy. Plus they won’t cause your child any lasting harm.
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