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What happens to you when you are struck by lightning?

What happens to you when you are struck by lightning?

Many things: Bones heat disprortionately cooking tissue from inside out, arrythmias, neurological prb, cataracts, psychiatric disorders, sudden death, kidney problems from destroyed muscle by products. ...Read more

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What would it feel like to be struck by lightning? Could you survive?

What would it feel like to be struck by lightning? Could you survive?

Survivors will tell: you that you really want to have nothing to do with being struck by lightning which can be direct or more often, indirectly through the lightning actually striking another person or object and jumping to other objects and people. Patients can develop severe and lifelong painful syndromes called Complex Regional Pain syndromes. Stick to rubbing your feet on wool carpet and touching a doorknob! ...Read more

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What can happen when you get something in your eye?

What can happen when you get something in your eye?

Scratch or infection: Most of the problem is with irritation or pain, but a foreign body in the eye can cause a scratch or an infection. ...Read more

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What happens to your brain when you get knocked out?

What happens to your brain when you get knocked out?

Concussion: The mechanism of simple ko in boxing, football or other sports is a concussive force affecting the brainstem, which can stifle the reticular activating system temporarily. If no lasting brain injury, or repetitive trauma, should be a full recovery after a few moments. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs when you are in a coma?

Can you tell me what occurs when you are in a coma?

Coma: No one knows for certain. My patients could never tell me exactly. Just like sleeping does not always produce dreams that we remember, the coma may be similar. But unlike sleep.,coma is a disruption of the wake sleep cycle and represents damage to brain tissues. The body is not at rest necessarily during coma, as it is in sleep. ...Read more

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What happens when you get your eye stabbed?

What happens when you get your eye stabbed?

Ruptured globe: Penetrating or perforating injury to the globe. May need surgical exploration and closure. Prognosis dependent on vision level. If the contents of the eye come out, then there is a higher risk of inflammation in the fellow eye. ...Read more

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What happens to your brain when you get drunk?

What happens to your brain when you get drunk?

Toxicity: During periods when a person becomes intoxicated with alcohol, the drug affects the entire body. The body becomes dehydrated by urinating more, the arteries dilate, and the brain function slows down in response to the depressive effects of the alcohol. Excessive alcohol can cause damage to the brain by atrophy of the cerebellar vermis creating poor coordination. ...Read more

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What happens when you are allergic to a condom?

What happens when you are allergic to a condom?

Vaginal itching : You will likely end up with itching and/or irritation in the vagina and.Or vulvae within minutes to several days after - depending on the immune systems involved. Try a lambskin one if you are worried over only contraception. ...Read more

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Someone in my building struck by lightning can it make you sick?

Sure: Anyone who gets struck by lightning can get very sick. It's called electrocution. But not if you simply live in the same building. ...Read more

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What could happen to someone who got struck by lightning?

Picture = 1000 words: A good video = 1000 pictures. Here is a You Tube video which summarizes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1HhRAUqFqM ...Read more

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When you get checked by a cardiologist, what exactly are they checking you for?

When you get checked by a cardiologist, what exactly are they checking you for?

Cardiologists: Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels—the cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can you do when you get eaten alive by a mosquito?

Can you tell me what can you do when you get eaten alive by a mosquito?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator ; apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste ; place it over the mosquito bite. Can use calamine lotion. If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care. ...Read more

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What happens to you when you have hepatitis b? What are the symptoms?

What happens to you when you have hepatitis b? What are the symptoms?

Most common = none: The answer to this question depends on when the person got hepatitis b (hbv). Most people have no symptoms when they get hbv, although some people can have nausea, feel like they have the flu, and turn yellow.Long term infection can lead to fatigue and not feeling well. Once people develop liver failure, it finally becomes evident that they are suffering from liver damage. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you are stabbed in the brain by a three inch blade?

Could you tell me what happens if you are stabbed in the brain by a three inch blade?

Probably bad: Depends on location of entry. Could damage blood vessels in brain resulting in bleeding and/or death, could cause personality alteration, could survive with resultant seizure disorder, but also may not have a residual effect. ...Read more

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If you get struck by lightening, will you automatically die?

If you get struck by lightening, will you automatically die?

Not necessarily: Injury from a lightening strike can range from almost none up to death. Most people do not die. ...Read more

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What happens to you when you are struck by lightning?

Many things: Bones heat disprortionately cooking tissue from inside out, arrythmias, neurological prb, cataracts, psychiatric disorders, sudden death, kidney problems from destroyed muscle by products. ...Read more

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What?Happens when a person is ?Struck by lightning?

What?Happens when a person is ?Struck by lightning?

Flash burn + cardiac: The electrical charge of lightning usually produces a cardiac arrest in addition to severe flash burns. ...Read more

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What happens to the body when it's struck by lightning?

U tube good resource: You tube has a good docudrama that answers all these questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1HhRAUqFqM. Copy this to your address bar and enjoy. ...Read more

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What could happen to someone who got struck by lightning?

Picture = 1000 words: A good video = 1000 pictures. Here is a You Tube video which summarizes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1HhRAUqFqM ...Read more

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Can you be struck by lightning and survive?

Can you be struck by lightning and survive?

Yes: Depends where the bolt enter and leaves your body. Though you may have delayed complication like rhabdomyolitis (death of muscle tissue) ...Read more

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Could you donate organs after being struck by lightning?

Could you donate organs after being struck by lightning?

Donation: There are multiple types of donors; one type includes donors who are alive and others include donors who have passed away. Both living donors and deceased donors have their organs tested via certain blood tests and other criteria. These tests influence whether a transplant surgeon finds the organ acceptable for donation. So, bottom line: yes, it's possible. Depends in part on organ function. ...Read more

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Has anyone been struck by lightning and lived to tell about it?

Many people: Thousands of people have been hit by lightning and survived. I think you get a t shirt or something. ...Read more

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What would it feel like to be struck by lightning? Could you survive?

Survivors will tell: you that you really want to have nothing to do with being struck by lightning which can be direct or more often, indirectly through the lightning actually striking another person or object and jumping to other objects and people. Patients can develop severe and lifelong painful syndromes called Complex Regional Pain syndromes. Stick to rubbing your feet on wool carpet and touching a doorknob! ...Read more

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Should you do cpr on someone who was struck by lightning?

Should you do cpr on someone who was struck by lightning?

CPR Lightening: Yes you should, when some one is struch by lightening they go into ardiac arrest and do CPR till help arrives. ...Read more

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Someone in my building struck by lightning can it make you sick?

Sure: Anyone who gets struck by lightning can get very sick. It's called electrocution. But not if you simply live in the same building. ...Read more

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Supposing you got struck by lightning in your sleep. Would it wake you up?

Supposing you got struck by lightning in your sleep. Would it wake you up?

Only if it did not: Kill you. If you were struck by lightning in your sleep, the lightning would leave very bad burn wounds. If the lightning happened to hit your head or hit your heart then there's certainly a possibility that you could die from that. I would expect that death to be immediate and not awaken the person involved. In my residency i saw a man who was hit by lightning on three different occasions. He had three very jagged long and fairly wide burn scars from these three different events.He remembered them very well and was obviously very much alive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do braces increase the odds of getting struck by lightning?

Do braces increase the odds of getting struck by lightning?

Braces: No. Braces do not increase you odds. However, it's never wise to test this theory. ...Read more

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Could Parkinson's disease come from being struck by lightning?

Could Parkinson's disease come from being struck by lightning?

Not likely: Not to my knowledge--hard to see mechanism. Far more likely to be unrelated. ...Read more

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Can i tell me if my heart stopped, and i got struck by lightning, what would happen?

Can i tell me if my heart stopped, and i got struck by lightning, what would happen?

Curtains: I think you would most likely die. (okay, maybe there's a small chance that the lightning strike would be oriented to cross your chest and be just exactly the right number of joules to defibrillate your heart and maybe the cause of your heart stopping was the type of rhythm disturbance that would respond to defibrillation, but "I wouldn't bet my life on it". ) ...Read more

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How can being struck by lightning cause blindness?

How can being struck by lightning cause blindness?

Nerve damage: Lightning is an extremely potent electric current. If the current transits the optic nerves, permanent damage may occur to the nerve and the eye itself which is the nerve terminus. ...Read more

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Can something bad happen to u if you stay indoors all the time with indoor lightning & either little sunlight exposure or sunlight through blinds?

Can something bad happen to u if you stay indoors all the time with indoor lightning & either little sunlight exposure or sunlight through blinds?

What do u mean "bad": You mean like like Cancer, strokes, aneurysms? Nah..nothing like that...but you'll get get bored, probably stale smelling, and start becoming a recluse, and that just becomes a vicious cycle... The mind needs as much OUTDOOR air and stimulation as the body and American Economy does. Do your part-- Get Out and make friends..or at least acquaintances. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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How does a lightning strike injure someone?

How does a lightning strike injure someone?

Many changes : Lightening can generate 100, 000 to 1 million volts of electricity. A lightening stile generates intense heat on contact. This can cause short or long term memory loss, cardiac arrhythmia, ventricular fibrillation, acute sudden cardiac death, hair can fall out, short or long term behavioral changes, . ...Read more

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What are the medical problems during thunderstorms and lightning?

What are the medical problems during thunderstorms and lightning?

Same as fair weather: Fear and anxiety which are psychological and not pathological. The same as in fair weather. ...Read more

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