How to Care for Someone Having a Seizure
The care of someone with
epilepsy varies depending on the frequency and type of seizures. It is important for the person to take anticonvulsant medication regularly to prevent seizures.
When a seizure occurs, an observer should use common sense to prevent injuries:
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Cushion the person's head.
Loosen any tight neckwear.
Turn the person on his or her side.
Do not hold the person down or restrain the person.
Do not place anything in the
mouth or try to pry the teeth apart. The person is not in danger of swallowing his or her tongue. Observe seizure characteristics -- length, type of movements, direction of head or
eye turning. These characteristics may help the doctor diagnose the type of seizure.
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