Prolonged Seizures Accompanied By Drooling?
Tonight, I want to ask my wife at night, having seizures up to 3 times and salivating whether it is epilepsy or not, can epilepsy have seizures up to 3 times in 1 night? Thank you
Hi Tiesto, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Seizures are a condition where there is a disturbance in the brain's electrical impulses. Seizures that recur over a period of time are called epilepsy.
In the case of your wife, it is necessary to distinguish first whether the recurrent seizure is still within 1 seizure episode or several seizure episodes. One seizure episode means that your wife has had a seizure, then the seizures have stopped for a while but your wife is not conscious, then they have another seizure, stop again, but your wife is not conscious, then have seizures again. Several episodes of seizures mean that your wife has a seizure, then the seizures stop and your wife is conscious, then a few hours later your wife has another seizure, or the seizures are intermittent for a few hours or a few days.
If a seizure is in 1 seizure episode and only occurs 1 time, then your wife cannot be said to be epileptic. If the seizure recurs after several days, then it is possible that your wife has epilepsy. However, whatever the condition, seizures are abnormal and dangerous conditions, so you should immediately bring your wife to a neurologist. The doctor will perform certain tests to find out the cause of the seizure, for example blood tests, CT or MRI scans, EEG (electroencephalogram), or other examinations deemed necessary.
Here are some things you can do if your wife has a seizure:
Lay your wife on a flat floor to ensure that there is no further injury during the seizure. Tilt your wife to one side to prevent saliva or vomit from getting into her lungs. Keep hard or sharp objects away from your wife. Put a pillow, jacket roll, or a roll of clothes under your wife's head so you don't bump into the seizure Remove your glasses when wearing glasses If you wear clothes with buttons that are tight to your neck, loosen as much as possible or remove them Immediately take them to the hospital if the seizure lasts more than 5 minutes
Please note NOT to do the following:
Don't hold your wife's body to stop the seizure. Don't put anything in your wife's mouth. Don't try to give artificial respiration while the seizure is happening. Don't give her any food or drink until your wife is fully conscious and can talk to you.
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