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Convulsion: Don't Put Palm Oil or Spoon In The Mouth Of A Convulsing Person. See Why.

A medical doctor on Twitter known as Aproko Doctor has clarified an age long myth about convulsion and how to manage it. The usual practice has been to put spoon in between the person's teeth to prevent him or her from dying. But contrary to this old view, Aproko Doctor is actually of the view that doing that endangers the person's life. 
According to him, all convulsions end by themselves. He emphasised that the only role we have to play is to ensure that the victim doesn't hurt themselves as we watch other him or her. 
This is what he wrote on Twitter. 
I saw someone arguing on the TL that his mother saved a person's life with palm oil or spoon when the person was convulsing. She could have killed a person. 
I have seen it happen before In most seizures, the person is unconscious and that's bad practice. 
Let me explain how. 
In your throat are two pipes, one leading to the lungs that exchange air and the other to the stomach for food. They both have a common en…