Seizures After Falling And Bleeding From The Mouth?
, when yesterday graduated there was an incident of someone who fell from his motorcycle and didn’t know for sure because of what but at that time he had convulsions and blood came out of his mouth. What is the correct way for first aid?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Seizures are conditions in which the body makes uncontrollable movements, changes in attitude and level of consciousness, and it can also take the form of sudden changes in mood. This condition is preceded by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which can occur because:
Side effects of certain drugs
Certain health conditions such as epilepsy, low blood sugar, meningitis, or stroke
Consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs
In conditions of dealing with seizures, among the first aid that you can give is actually the same for both children and adults, namely:
Keep objects that can be harmful from the person who has the seizure, or keep the person who has the seizure away from objects that can be harmful. The point is that depending on the situation, if the condition is near a flower vase, then remove the vase before it falls on him and if the condition is in the middle of a highway, then move the person who has the seizure.
Do not endure seizure movements
Loosen the clothes
Don't put anything in someone's mouth when they have a seizure
Place the person on their side, not on their back to avoid swallowing vomiting
Calculate the duration of the seizure and call an ambulance if the seizure lasts more than 10 minutes or if it lasts less than 10 minutes but the seizure occurs more than once and in between, the person is unconscious
Of course, if you don't know the person's condition with the seizure, so you don't know whether the seizure is a frequent condition or not, don't take the risk of calling an ambulance no matter what. It's a different story when someone you know has epilepsy, then you can feel calmer and only take him to the hospital if something happens that we told you earlier.
In people with this condition, the doctor will carry out a thorough examination with CT scans, EEG or brain records, blood electrolyte level tests and so on before they can decide what caused the seizure and provide further treatment.
So, hopefully this is useful.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa