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Should I call 911 if someone is having a seizure?

If it is a first-time seizure or if you are uncomfortable helping the person with the seizure, call 911 immediately and get them to the hospital. However, if someone has been diagnosed with epilepsy, and they are familiar with their own seizures, they might not need to go to the hospital after every seizure. If the seizure is prolonged (longer than 5 minutes), you should call 911 immediately. If someone has back-to-back seizures or if there is any injury that needs medical attention, it is important to get the person to the hospital immediately.

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