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First Aid: Seizures

First AidAlthough seizures can be frightening, many last only a few minutes, stop on their own, and are almost never life threatening. Seizures can take many forms, from staring spells to involuntary movements of the arms and legs.

Signs and Symptoms

What to Do

Some seizures require immediate medical care while others can be managed at home.

If your child has a seizure:

Seek Emergency Medical Care or Call 911

If Your Child:

Think Prevention!

If your child has a known seizure condition, be sure that he or she gets plenty of rest and takes any prescribed seizure medication on time.

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014

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