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Responding to seizures

In the event that a person has a seizure, there are some measures that must be taken, and some other measures that must be avoided, we explain them in the following:

What is worth doing

Most cases of convulsions or nervous seizures do not require a medical emergency, but some measures can be taken to help the injured person and prevent his exposure to any of the other damages, and the following is an explanation of some of the procedures that can be taken in this case:

  • Give the injured person enough space, and urge others to stay away.
  • Keep hard or sharp objects away from the infected person, such as glass and furniture.
  • Try to move the person to his side to prevent saliva and vomit from entering the lungs.
  • Protecting the victim's head, such as placing a pillow under the head.
  • Remove clothing around the victim's neck, and tight clothing to help him breathe.
  • Ensure that the person is able to breathe and that nothing obstructs breathing.
  • Try to determine the duration and number of seizures and the accompanying symptoms, and to inform the doctor about them.
  • Maintain calm and avoid panic.
  • Stay next to the injured person until the seizure ends.
  • Reassure the injured person after the seizure ends.

What is worth avoiding

There are some measures that should be avoided in the event that a person experiences a seizure, including the following:

  • Trying to put pressure on the person or stop his movements.
  • Shaking or yelling at the injured person.
  • Putting anything in the person's mouth.
  • Placing the hand inside the victim's mouth to try to hold the tongue, which is a misconception, as a convulsion attack does not lead to swallowing the tongue.
  • Giving the victim anything to drink or eat until he recovers completely.

Medical emergency review

Some seizures may warrant a medical emergency review, in the following cases:

  • The person has not had a seizure in the past.
  • The seizure lasts for more than 5 minutes.
  • Failure of the affected person to regain full consciousness after the seizure.
  • Multiple seizures occur without the affected person regaining consciousness in between.
  • The person was seriously injured during the seizure.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Having diabetes.
  • The victim stopped breathing after the seizure.
  • Accompanying a seizure with a fever.

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