Reposted from @medicalpedia - Video of a young boy having a seizure. Would you know how to help in this situation? ⬇️ Anything that interrupts the normal connections between nerve cells in the brain can cause a seizure; this includes a high fever, low blood sugar, alcohol or drug withdrawal, or a brain concussion. Under these circumstances, anyone can have one or more seizures. However, when a person has two or more recurrent unprovoked seizures, he or she is considered to have epilepsy.
Diagnosing a seizure can be tricky. Seizures are over so quickly that your doctor probably will never see your child having one, that's why your description of the seizure is important to help your doctor with the diagnosis. Also, you may want to keep a video camera handy so that you can tape your child during a seizure. This may sound like an insensitive suggestion, but a video can help the doctor enormously in making an accurate diagnosis.
WHAT TO DO:
🚩Call for ALS/initiate rapid transport
Monitor ABCs (do not stick anything in their mouth)
🚩Protect the patients head from any trauma by removing tables/ chairs and placing a pillow under their head
🚩If you have discussed use of rectal medication (for example, Valium) with your child's doctor, give the child the correct dose as directed
🚩Allow patient to finish seizing ⚠️ This video actually demonstrates the application of CBD as a treatment for seizures which is currently not part of our protocols and is not advised.
Source @pineal_activator, @uicemt
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