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9 First Aid Tips For Dealing With An Epileptic Seizure

Would you know what to do if someone had a seizure?
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1. Keep calm
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Try to stay calm as it will help you have a clear mind and enable you to help the person having an epileptic seizure.

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2. Protect the person
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If the person is in a safe place don’t move them. Remove any harmful objects that may be around them.

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3. Cushion their head
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If the person has collapsed – cushion their head with something soft.

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4. Stay with them
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You should stay with the person until they have fully recovered.

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5. Reassure the person
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Help by keeping them calm and reassure them that you are there with them.

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6. Keep an eye out on the clock
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Take note of the time the seizure starts.

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7. Keep looking...
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If the seizure doesn’t stop after 5 minutes – call 999.

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8. Avoid doing this:
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Don’t hold the person down.

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9. Avoid doing this too!
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Don’t put anything in their mouth.

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