Epileptic Seizure First Aid: What to Do When Someone Has a Seizure

What is the best first aid for a seizure? Here are some tips if you or someone you love has epilepsy.

Always carry medical identification. If an emergency occurs, knowledge of your seizure disorder can help the people around you maintain your safety and provide the appropriate treatment.

Make sure your family, friends, and co-workers know what to do if you have a seizure. (See below.)
Avoid potential dangers of high places or moving machinery at home, school, or work if you have active seizures. Though there is less risk if your seizures are under control, your attention should focus on the specific risks of certain activities (such as mowing, working around farm machinery, hot appliances, etc.).

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