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How can you tell the extent of an electric shock injury?

How can you tell the extent of an electric shock injury?

Difficult : Initially may not be obvious. Superficially numbness and thick tissue may be third degree and need escharotomy or debridement some high voltage may look like a shark bite with gaping tissue internal damage needs to be looked for. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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My friend had spinal injury and 20% burns due to electric shock. Can she be operated on?

My friend had spinal injury and 20% burns due to electric shock. Can she be operated on?

Normally yes: But i recommend that you ask his/her doctors and discuss your concerns. Elective operations are typically delayed until after recovery. There migh be concern about cutting thru a healing wound, about risk of infection ...Etc. ...Read more

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Sometimes i got electric shock from any thing connect to electricity while others don't i even got it from water if I have an injury in my finger :d?

Sometimes i got electric shock from any thing connect to electricity  while others don't i even got it from water if I have an injury in my finger :d?

You're electrifying: This maybe related to your electric personality, but more likely related to your shoes. You are generating a lot of static electricity which results from rubbing differing surfaces. Try wearing sneakers with rubber soles. ...Read more

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I feel electric shock sensation on upper left leg. No pain, just electric shock feeling. No injuries or back problem. What this could be?

I feel electric shock sensation on upper left leg. No pain, just electric shock feeling. No injuries or back problem. What this could be?

Nerve pain: nerves can get irritated, without any antecedent event. It can be your belt, tight pants, sitting too long, the way you drive..usually nothing to worry about. singular pain is local in nature. try stretching and add magnesium to your supplements.. 250-500 mg ...Read more

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Electric shock symptoms ?

Electric shock symptoms ?

Electric sensations: The sensation of "electric shocks" is common in certain types of neuropathic pain. Also, it can happen after radiation therapy to the spine. You can start with your primary care physician to evaluate your symptoms -- s/he may also want you to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what happens to our body when we get an accidental electric shock..?

How do I know exactly what happens to our body when we get an accidental electric shock..?

Shocks: At low energy levels, electric shocks stimulate the individual muscle cells to twitch singly. At medium energy levels, the muscle cells contract as a group within a muscle bundle. At high energy levels, the whole muscle group will contract. Shocks can also interfere with the electrical activity of the heart and brain resulting in heart attack or seizures. ...Read more

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I suffer from electric shock while plugging something in all the time. What does this mean?

This could be: Related to faulty electrical setup. Please have those outlets checked by a qualified electrician. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more