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How to take a child’s heart rate

I spend much of my working time seeing unwell children in a busy A and E department.  Parents are always keen to tell me how high their child’s temperature is but I am far more interested in the child’s heart … Continue reading

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My child has fits with high fevers. Does he have epilepsy?

Probably not.  It is not uncommon for children between the ages of about 6 months and 6 years to have a seizure if their temperature rises quickly to over 38.5 degrees C.  3-4% of children will have had one by … Continue reading

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