What do you do if you are around someone having a seizure? If you’ve had a seizure, what lifestyle changes do you need to make to reduce your risk of further injury? These are important questions to consider when dealing with epilepsy.
Jaishree Narayanan, MD, Neurologist at NorthShore, provides her insight on ways to assist someone having a seizure and what you should do after suffering from a seizure:
Seizure Assistance Aside from never putting anything into a person’s mouth suffering from a seizure or forcibly holding them down, the following guidelines (TRUST) should be followed:
After a Seizure: Precautions to Consider After suffering from a seizure it is important to limit your risk for injury if another episode should occur. This can be done by following the precautions below:
Were the above tips helpful? Would you feel comfortable knowing what to do now if someone around you was suffering from a seizure?
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