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Why do paramedics check to see how dilated ones pupils are after a seizure? What's the correlation?

Why do paramedics check to see how dilated ones pupils are after a seizure? What's the correlation?

Pupil size: Examining your pupils may give it give an indication of what caused your seizure as for example use of illegal substances may cause pinpoint pupils ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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Hi doctor my wife had a seizure last night, she has had them in the past but it was 8 hrs ago and her pupils are still dilated what do I do?

Hi doctor my wife had a seizure last night, she has had them in the past but it was 8 hrs ago and her pupils are still dilated what do I do?

Take her to hospital: She needs urgent evaluation and treatment. Sounds like she needs medication to prevent seizures. Call Ambulance today! ...Read more

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What causes dilated pupils and racing pulse?

What causes dilated pupils and racing pulse?

Adrenaline surge...: Adrenaline is the principal mediator of the "fight or flight" response. This prepares your body for immediate action. Pupils dilate to increase light transmission, heart rate and blood pressure go up and blood is shunted away from other organs to the skeletal muscles. If this occurring in the absence of a stimulus, it is likely due to hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. Check for Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Does the prescription drug, prucalopride, cause dilated pupils?

Does the prescription drug, prucalopride, cause dilated pupils?

Resolor: I tried researching this for you. Are you obtaining prucalopride in the us? I was not able to find information regarding pupillary changes with this medication but did find an outstanding article. Check this site: <a href="http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3263983/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3263983/</a>. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dilated pupils?

Why?: Turning on the lights will do it. Unless of course the dilation is drug induced. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dilated pupils quicker?

How to get rid of dilated pupils quicker?

Go see eye doctor: 1st need to find cause of dilated pupils. Are they symmetric? If not, need to get evaluated for anisocoria (https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/eye-disorders/symptoms-of-eye-disorders/pupils-unequal). Do they adjust to light? If not, we worry about medications & brain injury: http://www.healthgrades.com/symptoms/dilated-pupils. Bottom line: always look for cause before asking about treatment. ...Read more

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How long do dilated pupils from atropine sulfate ophthalmic last?

How long do dilated pupils from atropine sulfate ophthalmic last?

4-7 days: Atropine is a strong and persistent dilator of the pupil. It will last 3-7 days in most depending upon the biochemistry of the pupil and the color of the iris (darker is less long and blue eyes last the longest). ...Read more

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Waking up with dilated pupils.? Is that normal it's started again after i've been back on paxil (paroxetine).

Mydriasis: It's called mydriasis and it has been reported to occur in a few patients on paxil (paroxetine). It was studied as people with anxiety, depression, etc. Could have the same problem even without Paxil (paroxetine) and yes, it was found that it is a possible side effect. This gives the warning of use in people with narrow angle glaucoma causing pain. Talk to your doctor if it is bothersome (dizziness) for an alternative. ...Read more

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Is sunlight dangerous after having an examination with dilated pupils ? I had to walk for 30 minutes without sunglasses and it was a very bright day.

Is sunlight dangerous after having an examination with dilated pupils ? I had to walk for 30 minutes without sunglasses and it was a very bright day.

Prob OK: You should be fine as long as you didn't look directly at the sun. Sunglasses are nice, but you can also shade your eyes with your hands. If all else fails, you can squint. Many eye mds have temporary sunglasses available. ...Read more

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Does having dilated pupils cause blurry vision?

Does having dilated pupils cause blurry vision?

Yes: Having your eye dilated for an eye exam can cause vision blurryness that is temporary. ...Read more

Pupil (Definition)

The pupil is the opening in the iris inside of the eye though which light is focused on the retinal film at the back of the eye. The iris can open and close in response to light to vary the amount inside the eye. It is what looks red, in the ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more