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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Danny | 2004/10/12

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Fever

Recently my son had fit(s) 3x per night, end up calling emergency, his temp was 39, is that any other way they can treat this, i was told that i must always have suppositories at home incase if he does that again.

Is that any other way that the doc can stop this??? He is 5years old and the doc told me that he will stop as soon as he reach 6, firstly he was saying he reached 5 but he hasn't stop. How true is this??? I don't want to see what happen i thought i was going to loose him. PLease HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Fever convulsions usually present before 5yrs of age. It is always important to prevent a child from developing a very high temperature, especailly if they are prone to develop convulsions. If your child should ever convulse again or develop any other symptoms of concern you should take him to your doctor immediately. Due to his age, I would also suggest that at least an EEG investigation is done as a baseline test at present. Discuss this with your paediatrician.

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Posted by: Danny | 2004/10/18

Thanks for the respond. May I ask what does an EEG stand for??? What kind of test need to be done??

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