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    Seizures Treatment

    Call 911

    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.

    3. Treatment

    • Medications or various blood tests and imaging may be needed.

     

    4. Follow Up

    • Stay with the person until emergency help arrives.

     

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on February 06, 2016

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