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When should I get medical attention about seizures?

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Seizures need emergency care unless you know the person has a history of seizures and can be treated for a brief seizure at home.

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 Sabrina Felson on February 20, 2018

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 Sabrina Felson on February 20, 2018

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