Febrile convulsions are very common indeed in children under 3 years. The usual cause is an ear infection which causes a high fever [around 39 degrees] Now that you know that your son has this problem future episodes of high fever must be dealt with immediately by giving him Panado syrup early and cooling him down by damp sponging if necessary. He will grow out of this tendency with time. It is very difficult to pick up any signs that a child is going to have febrile convulsion especially if it is the first one so there is absolutely no need to feel guilty.
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