On International Epilepsy Day, February 10th 2020, Epilepsy Ireland is highlighting that there are as many myths about epilepsy as there are types of seizures.
A very common myth is that a spoon (or other nearby objects) should be placed in a person's mouth during a seizure to stop the person from swallowing their tongue.
Step forward Lorraine Lally from Galway, a practising barrister, person with epilepsy and our certified "spoon in the mouth" myth-buster this #EpilepsyDay.
Placing a spoon or anything else in a person's mouth during a seizure is a MYTH. Never put anything in a person's mouth during a seizure. Instead, follow these simple first aid steps.
Other myths we are trying to bust this International Epilepsy Day are:
Remember to sort the myths from the facts.