Wellness - Safety/First Aid | 0-18 yrs

Things To Do When Your Child Has Epileptic Seizures

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Are you worried about your child's epilepsy? Is his condition affecting his daily activities? Remember, there is no cure for epilepsy but it can be controlled, to a great extent, with medication. 

Studies show that a small percentage of children have their first seizure under 15 years, and when they have more than one seizure, the condition is called epilepsy.

The symptoms of epilepsy depend on the type of seizure with around 60 per cent of the being convulsive in nature. The rest is non-convulsive in nature.

It is highly recommended to consider a diagnosis for epilepsy. A complete medical history should be handed to the doctor and describe what happened before and after the seizure. This helps the doctor to examine your child better.

Flip through the clipbook pages to know more about how to handle your child during seizures. 

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