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What is the first aid for seizures?

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Seizure first aid is a matter of taking precautions. You're most likely to need it for a generalized tonic-clonic seizure.

  • Keep other people out of the way.
  • Clear hard or sharp objects away from the person.
  • Don't try to hold her down or stop the movements.
  • Place her on her side, to help keep her airway clear.
  • Look at your watch at the start of the seizure, to time its length.
  • Don't put anything in her mouth. Contrary to a popular myth, you can't swallow your tongue during a seizure. But if you put an object in her mouth, she could damage her teeth or bite you.

From: What to Do When Someone Has a Seizure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:

Epilepsy Foundation: "First Aid."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 08, 2019

SOURCE:

Epilepsy Foundation: "First Aid."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 08, 2019

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