Seizure First Aid.
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100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
Many doctors actually recommend calling emergency services after three minutes if you don’t know what is normal for the person. Also, if they have multiple seizures in a row or they stop breathing normally, call for help, take them to the hospital, just get them medical attention.
The best thing you can do for them is to remain calm and do whatever they need to help them, up to and including getting them medical care.
Also remember that seizures can cause memory loss. It won’t usually be permanent or severe, but it can happen. If they don’t recognize you, or they don’t know what’s happening, stay calm, reassure them, and keep them calm.
Remember: if you think it’s scary, imagine how it feels for the person dealing with them. If you panic, they will very likely panic as well. But if you stay calm, you can generally keep them calm as well.
-Persephone (I have a friend with a seizure condition who has needed to be hospitalized twice since I’ve known her)
This is really great because I have seizures every so often. Very informative.