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Our son has had 2 febrile seizures in the past should I be worried that this will occur with every high temp?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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In brief: Not really.

Febrile seizures occur in about 2% of children and do not have a risk of causing harm unless very prolonged; it's not so much how high his temperature goes, but rather how fast it goes up.
Having a history of febrile seizures only minimally increases the risk of later being diagnosed with epilepsy.

In brief: Not really.

Febrile seizures occur in about 2% of children and do not have a risk of causing harm unless very prolonged; it's not so much how high his temperature goes, but rather how fast it goes up.
Having a history of febrile seizures only minimally increases the risk of later being diagnosed with epilepsy.
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