04/06/2010


It’s one of the most frightening medical attacks and it strikes 1 in 10 people during their lifetime. Would you know what to do if a seizure affected someone you know? Dr. Oz explains what causes seizures and takes you through the Do’s and Don’ts of seizure first aid.

DO

Stay calm.
Check the time – seizures become extremely dangerous when they last longer than 5 minutes. You’ll need to tell this information to the doctor.
Keep them safe by limiting their exposure to items like sharp objects, stairs or furniture they could hurt themselves on.
Turn their head to the side in order to keep their airway clean.

DON’T

Restrain them.
Offer food or drink until they are alert.
Put anything in their mouth.
Put your fingers in their mouth.

Watch the video at www.doctoroz.com/videos/seizure-first-aid



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