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  • Fever is common in children.
  • Fever and febrile convulsions are usually not dangerous.
  • Call an ambulance if the fit lasts longer than 5 minutes, as drugs may be needed to stop the fit.
  • Fever does not always mean a child is seriously ill.
  • See your doctor if you are concerned about your child’s health.

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Reviewed on: 30-06-2011