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Emergency Treatment For Seizures

Emergency treatment for seizures involves immediate actions to prevent injury and complications during a seizure episode. The first priority is to ensure the person's safety and prevent any potential injury during the seizure. If the person is having a prolonged or severe seizure, call for emergency medical help right away. Administering medication, such as benzodiazepines or anticonvulsants, can help stop or shorten the seizure. After the seizure, it's important to monitor the person's breathing and vital signs and provide any necessary first aid, such as clearing the airway or administering oxygen. Depending on the cause of the seizure, further testing and treatment may be needed to prevent future seizures and manage any underlying conditions.

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Can discontinuing seizure medications affect health?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is suffering from a seizure problem. She had seizures two times, five years back. We consulted a neurologist nearby and they suggested a tablet Levenue 500 mg twice a day, for five years. She was taking the medicine continuously, and now she has moved to another place for h...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern and would explain that if she has been seizure free for the last five years on medication, it is ok to stop medication now. So, there is no reason to panic. Nothing bad has happened during these two months as she may be c...  Read Full »

My friend experiences seizures and breathlessness after standing up or climbing upstairs. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend, a 25-year-old female who stands about five feet four inches tall and weighs about 103 pounds, has been having seizures when she stands suddenly for the past three years and has not been on any medication. She also gets out of breath while climbing the stairs and falls uncon...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Considering her situation, I suggest you see a neurologist (brain specialist). Most likely, the doctor will perform an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain with or without contrast, the specialist may also ...  Read Full »

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