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Seizure, turned blue on calming, relieved on keeping wet cloth. Is this grand mal seizure?

hi my name is Sue while in the store shopping today a man beside me fell over and had a seizure, ive had some training but not alot with this........just wondering if i did the right thing in helping him i had help come and we tried to keep him calm and relaxed but he started turning this normal we kept cold cloths on him and kept talking to him and he finally came around, i was wondering if this was a granmal seizure
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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Hi, Thanks for using the HCM.
First of all i like to congratulate you for giving first aid and taking him away from risks. Grand mal involves whole body.. Associated with aura before seizure and then little depression after seizure. Keeping him calm, relaxed, Loosening his tight dress, putting him in open clear space, Avoiding biting his tongue by keeping hankie/cloth between teeth, avoiding tongue fall, Assisting proper respiration are some of the first aid. Cold water wont help him much.Turning bluish is due to vascular phenomenon due to reduced blood supply to body (periphery) during seizure. Usually he ll recover from it .
Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Thanks get well soon....
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