Seizure duration depends on what kind of seizure it is. It can last less than one minute, and in some cases more than 3 minutes. Helping the person experiencing seizure the right way is of essence.

Here are quick tips to remember to help someone who’s having a seizure:

  1. Stay calm: Panicking or losing your composure can make the situation worse.
  2. Remove all hazards around the person experiencing seizure.
  3. Carefully guide the person to the floor and gently roll the person on his/her side.
  4. Do not put anything in the person’s mouth
  5. Allow the person to freely drool.
  6. If needed, clear secretions after the episode.
  7. Seek medical assistance

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