If you have ever experienced a seizure or had seen someone have one, it can be quite scary especially if you don’t know what to do to help. Some things we may have learned about may also be harmful and they should be avoided.
I found this blog post that offers some great advice on what to do if a seizure occurs and how you can assist the person. It also explains some of the mechanisms that may be involved that could have caused the seizure to occur as well.
Check it out below
Here’s What to Do When Someone Has a Seizure—And What You Should Absolutely Not Do
The advice to put a wooden spoon in someone’s mouth if they’re having a seizure? That’s a myth.
By Patti Greco
Approximately one in 10 people may have a seizure at some point in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—and with those statistics, you may one day be around someone experiencing a seizure. But while you might want to jump to action if you see someone convulsing, it’s important to understand when you should—and shouldn’t—intervene.
“The vast majority of seizures last a minute or two and then end on their own,” Vikram Rao, MD, PhD, an associate professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, tells Health. “The real job is to make sure the patient is as safe as possible while they’re experiencing the seizure.”
Here, we’ve compiled information from experts and guidance from the CDC on what you can do to take care of someone during a seizure—along with information on what you should really avoid or leave to a trained medical professional.