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What Should You Do if You Witness a Seizure?

Knowing what to do when you witness someone having a seizure is very important. If you witness one, then you should give proper first-aid for seizure and provide an account to help with the doctor’s diagnosis later on. When a seizure episode happens, the first and foremost thing for you to do is to stay calm and then make sure to keep an eye on what is happening during and after the seizure subsides. Most importantly, don’t forget to get the proper first-aid for seizure during and after the episode.

Treatment during a Seizure

When you witness a seizure, the first thing you need to do is to protect the person from harm or injury. Make sure to keep them from falling by gently lowering them to the floor. After you do that, remove any nearby obstacle if possible; try to move furniture if they’re too close to the person’s proximity. Also, if the person is already on the floor when they’re struck by a seizure episode, then you should make sure that they are lying on their side to allow fluid coming out of their mouth easily, but don’t hold them down as it might cause their body to be dislocated. However, when you move the body, make sure to do it really gently as applying more pressure to the body of someone who’s having a seizure can be dangerous.

This includes not forcing or inserting your fingers into the person’s mouth as it might cause injuries to them and to you, as you might get bitten. Last but not least, keep an eye on how the person’s body move during the seizure, how long it lasted, how the person acted before the episode happened, how the person immediately acted after the episode subsided, as well as whether or not the person suffered any injuries from the episode. This is why it is important to check whether the person suffered from any injuries after seizure ends, and make sure to loosen any sort of tight clothing around the person’s waist and neck. Most importantly, provide a safe place to rest for them after they’re back to their senses and make sure to stay with the person until they are awake and familiar enough with their surroundings.

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