Should you need urgent health advice please contact your GP or call NHS 111. In an emergency please visit A&E or call 999
Try to stay calm as it will help you have a clear mind and enable you to help the person having an epileptic seizure.
If the person is in a safe place don’t move them. Remove any harmful objects that may be around them.
If the person has collapsed – cushion their head with something soft.
You should stay with the person until they have fully recovered.
Help by keeping them calm and reassure them that you are there with them.
Take note of the time the seizure starts.
If the seizure doesn’t stop after 5 minutes – call 999.
Don’t hold the person down.
Don’t put anything in their mouth.
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