Convulsion is known as a paroxysmal involuntary disturbance of brain function that manifests as an impairment or loss of consciousness and abnormal motor activity, behavioral abnormalities, sensory disturbance, or autonomic dysfunction. The unexpected onset of abnormal motor activities and the accompanying impairment or loss of consciousness is a dreadful and scary experience to parents who may desperately apply all sorts of available solutions in an attempt to deal with the convulsions.
When it happens like this, those around the person rush and do certain things to help the person but end up causing harm instead. In this article, we are going to learn how to handle someone who is suffering from a seizure or convulsion by doing some simple things to help them.
First Aid For Seizure Patients
1.Help the child to lie down on his or her side, preferably in a flat in an uncrowded place.
• Stay calm, loosen anything around the person's neck This will help prevent the person from inhaling any possible smell and settle at keeping the person safe until the seizure ceases on its own and do not restrict the person or try to put something in their mouth.
• Rather, clear the area around and stay with the patient after the seizure stops.
2. Immediately, check to see if the child is breathing, and continue observing the child for breathing both during and after the seizure.
You can call the nearest health center immediately to get medical assistance if the child is not breathing or looks despondent at any time likewise If your child is not breathing within one (1) minute after the seizure stops start mouth to mouth rescue breathing (CPR).
Do not try to do rescue breathing for the child during a convulsive seizure, because you may cause harm to the child or yourself.
3.After the seizure ends, place the child on one side and stay with the child until he or she is fully awake
Some people can identify things or situations that can trigger seizures. To complement frequent check-ups and following your treatment plan, here are some things you can do to cope with a seizure; Keep a seizure diary to help identify possible triggers such as inadequate sleep, stress caffeine, and alcoholic-related beverages so you can avoid them.
Then you can wear a medical alert bracelet so people know what to do if you have a seizure and can not speak to get notified. Take care of your health by eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise.
4. Dietary therapy
Following a diet that is high in fat and very low in carbohydrates known as a ketogenic diet, can improve seizure control. The ketogenic diet is very strict and can be challenging to follow, but as there is a limited variety of foods allowed. That is why it is good to work with a nutritionist or dietitian for him to put you on diet. Variations on a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the low glycemic index and modified Atkins diets, though less effective, restrictive as the ketogenic diet and may provide benefit.
These modified diets are still being studied. The diet forces the body to use fat for energy instead of glucose with a process called ketosis. when followed properly, it is often successful in reducing the frequency of seizures.
These are a few tips to employ when you are to give first aid treatments to sure patients.
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