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What happens after an electroencephalogram (EEG)?

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After an EEG, the technician will take the electrodes off and wash off the glue that held them in place. You can use a little fingernail polish remover at home to get rid of any leftover stickiness.

You can drive yourself home unless you're actively having seizures or your doctor says you shouldn't for some other reason. If the EEG was done overnight, it's better to have someone else drive you.

A neurologist, a doctor who specializes in the brain, will look at the recording of your brain wave pattern and record the results.

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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