Epilepsy is being painted as a highly contagious disease. It is said to spread through saliva, urine, blood, and even faeces [7–9]. This is the reason persons with epilepsy may not get help while having a seizure. The ictal period is supposedly the stage when such a person is most infectious.
Can epilepsy be transmitted from one person to another?
Epilepsy is not contagious. Although many underlying disease mechanisms can lead to epilepsy, the cause of the disease is still unknown in about 50% of cases globally.
How do you trigger someones epilepsy?
Missed medication, lack of sleep, stress, alcohol, and menstruation are some of the most common triggers, but there are many more. Flashing lights can cause seizures in some people, but its much less frequent than you might imagine.
Can someone communicate during a seizure?
People who have simple partial seizures do not lose consciousness. However, some people, although fully aware of whats going on, find they cant speak or move until the seizure is over. They remain awake and aware throughout. Sometimes they can talk quite normally to other people during the seizure.
What do you hear during a seizure?
This stage is what likely comes to mind when you think of a seizure. During it, intense electrical changes happen in your brain. Other people wont notice some of your symptoms -- like feeling a gust of wind even though youre inside, a sensation in your body, or hearing a buzzing in your ears.
How can you tell if someone is faking a seizure?
What are symptoms of pseudoseizures?convulsions, or jerking motions.falling.stiffening of the body.loss of attention.staring.
Is it OK to sleep after a seizure?
After the seizure: they may feel tired and want to sleep. It might be helpful to remind them where they are. stay with them until they recover and can safely return to what they had been doing before.