Seizures are neurological disorders where the signals in the brain become mixed up.
Causes & Prevention:
The most common cause is from the medical condition called epilepsy. However, they can also be caused by concussions, allergic reactions, brain tumors, and high fever in children.
Uncontrollable muscle movements.
Keep calm, let the seizure take its course. Do not try to stop the seizure or revive the person
Protect person from further injury by moving hard or sharp objects away, but do not interfere with the personís movements. Place something soft and small, such as a sweater, under their head, and loosen tight clothing around the neck
Do not force anything in the personís mouth. This could cause teeth and jaw damage, or choking. The person will not swallow their tongue during a seizure
Roll the person on their side as soon as possible, to allow saliva or other fluids to drain away, helping to clear the airway. Do not be frightened if a person having a seizure stops breathing momentarily
If a seizure goes on longer than 5 minutes, repeats without full recovery, or the person becomes injured, then call for medical assistance
Always be comforting, be gentle, and reassure the person, as it may take some time for them to become re-oriented
Stay with the person, let the seizure take its course. Do not try to stop the seizure or revive the person. The person will be unaware of his or her actions, and may or may not hear you
Gently guide the person away from danger, and move dangerous objects out of the way
Partial seizures may spread to other areas of the brain. Do not be alarmed if a convulsive seizure follows