A first seizure is a reason to visit your doctor or a hospital's emergency department. For a person with a seizure disorder, a change in seizure patterns or more frequent seizures are reasons to see your doctor.
Many people with recurrent seizures may have a seizure and awaken fully. Immediate medical attention is not often needed if the person is fully awake and has not suffered injury.
Other conditions, however, call for immediate medical attention.
Home care is appropriate when a person is known to have seizures, if the seizure is brief, and if the person recovers uneventfully.
Seizures are often continuing concerns. It is important to keep any follow-up appointments or tests.
For many people with recurrent seizures, one key to prevention is taking prescribed medication on a regular basis.
The outlook for someone with seizures usually depends on the cause of the seizure. Investigation by a doctor is usually needed to discover the cause or at least exclude some causes.