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to restrain the person having the seizure.
anything in the person's mouth or force anything between his/her teeth.
Try to move the person unless she/he is in danger.
the person anything to drink until they have fully regained consciousness.
is not usually necessary to call for an ambulance when someone has an
epileptic seizure. However, it may be necessary in the following circumstances
unless a doctor can attend straight away.
for an ambulance if....
is the person's first seizure, the cause of which is uncertain and needs
have occurred during the seizure, e.g. a cut that needs stitching. The
elderly are especially at risk from falls.
convulsive part of the seizure shows no sign of stopping after 5 minutes
or 2 minutes longer than is usual for that person.
a second seizure occurs without the person regaining consciousness.
is having a seizure
NOT to do
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