|What to Do When Someone Is Having a Seizure|
by John Torres, M.D.
ANSWER: When you witness a seizure, trying to figure out how to help can get a little scary. But there are plenty of things you can do.
Up to 10 percent of Americans will have a seizure at some time or another. Granted, there are many types of seizures, including those that manifest as a loss of consciousness instead of convulsions. Nonetheless, chances are pretty good that you’ll witness a convulsing kind at some point. Here are four steps to dealing with this situation effectively.
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Board-certified in emergency medicine, JOHN TORRES, M.D., is an attending physician at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo., and medical anchor for KDVR-TV (Fox), in Denver Colo.
written by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. , April 16, 2012
So true, and thanks for the reminder. Just remove any objects that might hurt the person while they are having a seizure. Let the seizure play out. The only reason to get involve is, if after the seizure, the person is unresponsive, lying on his/her back, and seem to be have a great deal of difficulty breathing. If that's the case, slowly and gently turn them on their side.
written by Sarah , April 09, 2012
Can I reiterate one of the points, namely:
Do NOT put anything in the person’s mouth or try to stop the seizing.
I was epileptic and it is amazing how many people think that you are supposed to grab hold of the person's tongue to stop them from swallowing it. PLEASE DON'T