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What is the first aid treatment for seizures?

If someone around you is having a seizure it is important to stay calm. The person should be lowered gently to the floor to prevent falls or further harm. Any obstacles should be removed from the area. The person should be turned to the side, if possible, to open the airway and to prevent any vomit from going into the airway. If the seizure lasts more than five minutes or if the person seems to have any difficulty with breathing, 911 should be called.

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