First Aid for Epilepsy
If you happen to witness a seizure, the most important thing is to make sure the person does not harm him/herself during or after the seizure.
You could help by:
Do not insert anything into the mouth
Loosen clothing around the person's neck
Remove sharp objects
Only move the person if they are in a dangerous place
Protect the head from injury
Reassure and stay until he/she has regained consciousness
Turn the person on one side so saliva can flow out of the mouth
Roll the person on their side after the seizure subsides.
Do not restrain the person
Place a cushion such as a folded coat under the head
After the seizure, allow the person to rest or sleep if necessary
Do not give anything to drink until consciousness is fully regained
Contact the parent or guardian if a child had the seizure
When the seizure is over, watch the person for signs of confusion
After all types of seizures:
Talk gently to the person, be comforting and reassuring as it may take some time for the person to become re-oriented.
If a seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, or repeats without full
recovery seek medical assistance immediately. Although this rarely occurs, it is a serious medical emergency.
You can still reduce seizures:
Even though you may not be able to prevent seizures completely, but you can reduce the frequency of their occurrence by:
Don't forget to take all the medication
Get enough rest and sleep
Don't stress yourself
Take nutritious foods
Avoid smoking and alcohol
Avoid taking stimulants and sleeping pills