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Water safety with epilepsy

Discourage diving into a river or ocean.

Summer and water go hand in hand. All children like to play in water, yet swimming and other water activities hold an inherent risk for some children with seizures. Just like other safety tips, water precautions may vary depending on the type and frequency of  seizures.

However, all children with seizures, regardless of the seizure frequency or severity, should first talk to their neurologist about water safety. Some may be advised not to swim at all, whereas others may be allowed to swim with appropriate precautions and supervision.

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