Complex Partial seizures

During the seizure, the person may just seem blank and will not be able to speak or answer questions normally. They may act in an odd way like chewing or smacking their lips, say odd unexpected things or fiddle with their clothes. The seizure may come on suddenly and last only a short time.

What you should DO:

What you should NOT do:

For more information on seizure first aid in specific circumstances, e.g. in a wheelchair, in water or on buses/ aeroplanes, click here.

When to call an ambulance

First Aid for Tonic Clonic seizures

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