Epilepsy: tips

1 - What to deal with an epileptic seizure?

Faced with an epileptic seizure, do not make any particular gesture, just make sure that the person does not hurt himself by falling or that he does not bang his head ... The best advice is to make a void around she and possibly place a cushion under her head. And to stay with her until she regains her wits.

If the crisis lasts too long, it is best to call a doctor or rescue team. Also, it is not advisable to put a piece of tissue in the mouth of the person, because it is likely to be bitten fingers.

The school that receives an epileptic child must be aware of its pathology. The educational staff will be better able to cope with a crisis than to be faced with a fait accompli if by chance a crisis occurs in full force.

2 - To avoid

Here is a list of non-exhaustive precautions, potentially dangerous activities in case of crisis:

  • swimming: an epileptic person must be personally supervised.
  • climbing is prohibited.
  • work on scaffolding is also prohibited.
  • driving is possible if the patient has a treatment that stabilizes the disease and if the patient knows each other well. That is, if he feels the prodromes of a crisis (the warning signs of a crisis). In any case, ask your doctor for advice.
  • television and video games, in case of crisis caused by flashes, flashes, a succession of images ... The images filmed at a certain frequency, flashing can induce seizures or equivalent (with discomfort) in people sensitive.

Also video game manufacturers are obliged to put a warning on the instructions for use. Television is less concerned because television channel directors view all cartoons before broadcasting and remove all those who have images with too strong light stimulations.

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