Preparing for an EEG

Your appointment letter will mention anything you need to do to prepare for the test.

Unlesstold otherwise, you can usually eat and drink beforehand and continue to take all your normal medication.

To help the sensors stick to your scalp more easily, you should make sure your hair is clean and dry before arriving for your appointment and avoid using products such as hair gel and wax.

You might want to bring a hairbrush or comb with youas your hair may be a bit messy when the test is finished. Some people bring a hat to cover their hair until they can wash it at home afterwards.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018