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How can you help prevent someone from choking during a seizure?

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  • 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.  It is a myth that someone will swallow their tongue. You could harm the person and risk being biten if you try to put something in their mouth.

From: Seizures Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "First Aid for Seizures."

Merck Manuals: "Seizure Disorders."

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

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Growing Up With Epilepsy."

Information on Seizures from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on February 16, 2020

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "First Aid for Seizures."

Merck Manuals: "Seizure Disorders."

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

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Growing Up With Epilepsy."

Information on Seizures from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on February 16, 2020

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