It is not uncommon when witnessing a seizure, especially for the first time, to feel frightened and helpless.
However, by recognizing the physical signs of seizures and knowing the appropriate first aid response, and above all, staying calm, you can help.
What you do depends on the type of seizure the person is having. The most common seizure types are described here along with the recommended first aid response.
Seizures can occur at any time and any place, and can be especially tricky to manage if they occur in water or in a confined space such as a wheelchair, seated on a bus, train or tram, or strapped in a stroller or pram.
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