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9 Fascinating Facts About Epilepsy

#7. The proper treatment for someone having a tonic-clonic seizure is not what you see in TV shows

The proper treatment for someone having a tonic-clonic seizure is not what you see in TV shows

Multiple people pressing their body weight down on a seizing person. Here’s what you should do: Pay attention to how long the seizure lasts, move objects that they could strike out of the vicinity, simply block their way to prevent them from moving too far (or into water, fall off a bed, etc.). Put them on their side after the episode and don’t put anything in their mouth. If it lasts for more than five minutes call an ambulance. Source

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