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Seizures

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SeizuresSeizures, also called fits, are caused because of sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. This sudden malfunction in the brain causes the person to collapse or convulse, often with a loss or change in consciousness. Most seizures last from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and do not cause lasting harm. However, it is a medical emergency if seizures last longer than 5 minutes or if a person has many seizures and does not wake up between them.

Symptoms

  • Tingling sensation
  • Twitching, muscle spasm in the body
  • Stiffening of the body
  • Drooling
  • Loss of muscle control and falling, often very suddenly
  • Loss of bladder or bowel movement
  • Unconsciousness

Action

  • Protect the casualty from injuring himself/ herself in the environment. Clear any tables, chairs, etc to provide clear space to the casualty.
  • If you notice the person going into seizures, help the person to the ground so that he/she does not fall and hurt himself/herself
  • Lay the casualty on the side to prevent vomit entering lungs
  • Loosen tight clothing
  • Do NOT attempt to restrain the movements
  • Do NOT try to wedge the person's mouth open or place a hard object between the teeth. If there is a chance of the casualty biting his own tongue, place a rolled handkerchief between his/ her teeth
  • When seizure ends, help the casualty to a comfortable position
  • If the seizure lasts more than 2 minutes, get medical help
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