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How to Prevent Seizures – 10 Tips to Talk Through

Avoid Flashing Lights

It is estimated that approximately 3 percent of those with epilepsy have photosensitive epilepsy. The symptoms of this rare type would be triggered by contrasting light patterns or flashing lights. Those people who are photosensitive may experience a seizure right after exposure to lights. Along with taking anti-seizure medications, you should try to avoid flashing pictures and lights, as well as objects with geometric patterns. In certain individuals, playing video games with quickly flashing graphics would be a possible trigger as well. In case you have to unexpectedly face flashing patterns or lights, quickly use your hand to cover your eyes to prevent a seizure from occurring. [2]