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Should you cover someone with a blanket after a tonic clonic seizure?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not needed

There is no need to cover someone after a tonic-clonic seizure.
If you see a seizure, help the person to the ground so they cannot fall. Turn them to one side, to reduce the risk of choking. Do not put anything in their mouth. Do NOT perform CPR. If they do not stop after 5 minutes, call for emergency help.

In brief: Not needed

There is no need to cover someone after a tonic-clonic seizure.
If you see a seizure, help the person to the ground so they cannot fall. Turn them to one side, to reduce the risk of choking. Do not put anything in their mouth. Do NOT perform CPR. If they do not stop after 5 minutes, call for emergency help.
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

If it's not cold out, it isn't necessary.

In brief: Not necessarily

If it's not cold out, it isn't necessary.
Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: No

only if they are cold.

In brief: No

only if they are cold.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry

In brief: Blanket after SZ

Only if the person is in a cold area that would require everyone be covered.
Temperature raises after a clonic sz due to contraction such as a long weight lifting exercise. Usually we unbutton tightly worn clothes during and after a sz rather.

In brief: Blanket after SZ

Only if the person is in a cold area that would require everyone be covered.
Temperature raises after a clonic sz due to contraction such as a long weight lifting exercise. Usually we unbutton tightly worn clothes during and after a sz rather.
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