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How can I prepare for an electroencephalogram (EEG)?

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Before an EEG, let your doctor know about any medications -- both prescription and over-the-counter -- and supplements you take.

Wash your hair the night before the test. Don't use any leave-in conditioning or styling products afterward.

SOURCE:

Epilepsy Foundation.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on July 20, 2019

SOURCE:

Epilepsy Foundation.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on July 20, 2019

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