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Significance of placing iron rod, keys in the hand of a person having seizure?

Hello, I m actually glad you are online now. I was teaching a class in first aid today (the American Red Cross class), and we were discussing seizures. Three of my students were adult women from India, and they all stated that in India, they are taught to place keys, or an iron rod in the hand of a person having the seizure. Is there a medical basis for this, or what is trying to be accomplished by this action?
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Practice of putting keys, or an iron rod in the hand of a person having the seizure has no scientific basis. Almost all seizures abort in few minutes even if no treatment is given, First aid during this period is to prevent injuries and keeping respiratory passage clear. There are lot of myths attached to epilepsy. I am glad that you are concerned about sciientific basis.

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