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Wilderness: Seizure (cont.)

Seizure Treatment

  • During and after the seizure, attempt to keep the person on his or her side to allow fluid to drain from the mouth.


  • If the person falls, immobilize the head and neck. Beware of vomiting and turn the person to his or her side to prevent the inhalation of vomit into the lungs.


  • After the seizure stops, allow the person to rest. A seizure often causes confusion and drowsiness for a period of minutes to hours.

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