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What dangers are there for epileptic children in schools?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Epilepsy in school: There are likely no new significant dangers in a school than a child would encounter in the home or in the environment in general. The biggest danger would be lack of knowledge on the part of the school staff. The nurse and teachers should be made aware of the epilepsy, be counseled on how to deal with seizures, when to call an ambulance and have contact information for family and physicians.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Seizure: There is always a risk of a patient with seizures to have one at any time. Therefore the best thing is to be prepared with a safety plan. Your neurologist can give you and the school instructions of what to do in the event of a seizure.

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