Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Temporal Lobe Seizures First Aid

First aid for a seizure in someone with temporal lobe epilepsy includes:

  • Do not place anything into the patient's mouth or grab the tongue.
  • Do not try to give liquids during, or immediately after, the seizure.
  • Notify emergency medical personnel by calling 911.
  • Protect the person from nearby hazards.
  • Reassure the person when consciousness returns.
  • Role the person onto the left side if he or she starts to vomit.
  • Try to keep the seizing patient away from objects that may cause an injury.

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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