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12 Jul 2005

Seizure attack
Please help in this regard,
MY sister had a seizure at night and she bit her toungue very badly, so badly that it looks gross. What can she do to stop an infection and treat it so it can heal faster.
If you cannot help please refer to someone who can.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Cheryl,

The most important thing to do is to find out why your sister had the seizure, and seek treatment for the condition. If she is already under treatment, then she should return to her doctor and discuss perhaps changing or increasing her medication.

With regard to the tongue, if the wound is not healing quickly, then she should see a dentist or a maxillo-facial surgeon so that a proper assessment can be made.

Fortunately the tongue has an excellent blood supply, and is very resistant to infection, so she may not need any treatment.
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