Unfortunately, it is difficult to prevent febrile convulsions. You certainly should use acetominophen or ibuprofen when your child has a fever, but febrile seizures usually occur at the beginning of an illness, as the fever is rising, so you may not have much warning. Children who have very frequent febrile seizures may need to take an anticonvulsant (an anti-seizure medicine, which will prevent the convulsions) for a year or two, until they outgrow them. You should talk with your pediatrician about whether or not this is an option for your child.
Febrile Convulsions (Seizures)
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