What to do when someone is having a seizure

imagesSeizures are abnormal electrical activity in the brain. They can be scary to watch if you are not familiar with the manifestation of a seizure.

Here are a few steps to follow if you find someone having a seizure.

Call 911 if the person is having their first ever seizure or if the person is pregnant

If the seizure lasts longer than 3 minutes call 911

If the person has the potential to fall try to hug them and gently lower them to the ground

Move all objects away from the seizing individual

Position the individual so that they are lying on their side this will prevent them from choking on saliva or vomit

Do not put anything in the persons mouth while they are seizing

Do not try to hold the person down as this can cause injury

Loosen tight clothing especially around neck

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