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How can you keep someone safe during a seizure?

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  • To help prevent injuries: Cushion the person's head.
  • Loosen any tight neckwear (like a tie).
  • Turn the person on his or her side.
  • Don't hold the person down or restrain the person.
  • Don't put anything in the mouth or try to pry the teeth apart. The person isn't in danger of swallowing his or her tongue.
  • Notice details of the seizure including its length, type of movements, direction of head or eye turning. These characteristics may help the doctor diagnose the type of seizure.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research."

Mayo Clinic: "Epilepsy."

HealthyChildren.org: "Seizures, Convulsions, and Epilepsy."

Seizure Home Care from eMedicineHealth

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 06, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research."

Mayo Clinic: "Epilepsy."

HealthyChildren.org: "Seizures, Convulsions, and Epilepsy."

Seizure Home Care from eMedicineHealth

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 06, 2018

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