Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Certain activities could be dangerous if you have a seizure while doing them. Activities include:

  • Swimming. If you go in water, don't go alone and wear a life preserver.
  • Bathing. Bathing also can pose a risk of drowning. Shower instead.
  • Working high up. You could fall during a seizure.
  • Driving a car or operating other equipment. All states have licensing restrictions for driving for people with a history of seizures. The rules differ from state to state.

Consider wearing a medical bracelet to help emergency medical personnel. The bracelet should state whom to contact in an emergency, what medications you use and your medication allergies.

Jun. 25, 2011