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Epileptic Seizures

Post: #1
12-17-2011, 03:40 AM
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Epileptic Seizures

Many years ago, it was believed that when a person was having a seizure, you should put something in their mouth so that they didn't swallow their tongue.
Today, Basic First Aid Training teaches us that when a person is having a seizure, the best thing you can do is to place a pillow under their head and move things away from the person that may hurt him/her. From that point, just stnd by to make sure the person is okay and let the person have the seizure. Do not place anything into the person's mouth because the force of their jaw clenching may break the object and do more harm than good. A person having a seizure can literally bite a human finger off. The person will not swallow their tongue as once believed.
If the seizure lasts more than a few minutes, or if the person experiences multiple seizures in a short amount of time, call 911 because then it becomes an emergency situation. I hope that this information is useful for those who know someone who suffers from seizures. For that matter, I hope it helps everyone that reads this....you never know when you may be in a situation when you are witness to someone having a seizure.



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Post: #2
12-17-2011, 02:12 PM
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RE: Epileptic Seizures

It is very true that people stick to outdated ideas regarding how to "help" people in such situations. In many cases, unless you have medical training, watchful waiting is the safest thing you can do for someone.



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Post: #3
01-25-2012, 05:06 AM
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RE: Epileptic Seizures

(12-17-2011 02:12 PM)admin Wrote:  It is very true that people stick to outdated ideas regarding how to "help" people in such situations. In many cases, unless you have medical training, watchful waiting is the safest thing you can do for someone.



Doing much more when a person is having a seizure can actually do more harm than good. I think that for those who are unsure of what to do the best thing to remember in any emergency situation, whether actual or perceived, is..when in doubt, call for help.



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Post: #4
01-29-2012, 07:14 PM
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RE: Epileptic Seizures

I was taught to just to just put a pillow and then leave them alone as well. People panic when they see this happen because its scary. I know I would get really paniced when y brother would have them.



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