Seizures need emergency care unless you know the person has a history of seizures and can be treated for a brief seizure at home.
1. Prevent Choking
- Loosen clothing around the person's neck.
- Roll the person on his or her side to keep the airway open.
- Don't put anything into the person's mouth.
2. Protect From Injury
- Move sharp objects, such as glassware or furniture, away from the person.
- Ask bystanders to give the person room.
- Do not restrain or hold down the person.
- If the person has a history of seizures, he or she may have medications to treat them. Give the medications according to the prescribed directions.
- Medications or brain imaging may be needed at the hospital.
4. Follow Up
- Stay with the person until emergency help arrives.