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Q: My five year old nephew gets convulsion even at a temperature of 100 deg. Till date he has had convulsions around 5-6 times. Please advise.

Vanisha (New York, U.S.A.)

A: Here are some facts about febrile convulsions: 1. It is familial. 2. It is not a serious disease. 3. Control the temperature with sponging and paracetamol. Treat the cause of fever. This reduces the risk of future convulsions. 4. Convulsions disappear by 4-5 years of age 5. You may give syr. Calmpose 5ml 3 times on the first day of fever but this should be done in consultation with your paediatrician.

Dr. Subba Rao

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