What to do When Someone is Having Seizure?

A seizure can look scary when witnessed for the first time; they are unpredictable and can often occur in a public place. Being able to know what to do while someone is undergoing a seizure can make a huge difference.

Don’t Panic

It’s important to know there are different types of seizures. A full-blown seizure is where a person’s body jerks and loses consciousness. A seizure can also be mild. The mild version, often known as a petite mal seizure, may take the form of being unable to talk or stare straight ahead. Sometimes the only sign of the seizure is rapid blinking of the eyes. In either case, there are some things you can do to help.

For Any Kind of Seizure:

Once the Seizure Ends:

When to Seek Emergency Help

Minor seizures may not require additional care. A major seizure, however, could be case for concern. While the person who’s had a seizure should always follow up with his or her doctor, you should call for emergency care if:

A seizure can occur after a head injury or with a high fever and does constitute epilepsy. A formal diagnosis of epilepsy requires that the person experience at least two seizures 24 hours or more apart. If you are a bystander, you can help keep the person who suffers a seizure safe with these tips. If you have questions about seizures or think you might have epilepsy, please don’t hesitate to contact Complete Neurological Care today to book an appointment.

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