FAINTING AND SEIZURES

What you should do in case of a sudden illness emergency

Fainting and Seizures

Fainting usually happens when your blood pressure drops suddenly, causing a decrease in blood flow to your brain. The first aid treatment for someone who has fainted involves slowly lowering the person to the ground and loosening any tight clothing. They should rest for at least 10-15 minutes. You should then check to see if their airway is open and they are breathing. Do not give anything to eat or drink.

Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem and are caused by a sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. For first aid treatment you should focus on preventing injury by moving harmful objects away from the victim and making sure the airway is open and the person is breathing after the seizure has ended. Attempting to restrain an individual having a seizure may result in injuries to both you and the victim. After the victim wakes up, keep reassuring them until EMS arrives.