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Electric Shock Treatment
Mile electric shock that do not produce symptoms may not require medical treatment. However, a person who receives a high voltage shock, lightning strike, shock with burns or other pain should be evaluated by a health-care professional emergently.
Electric Shock Self-Care at Home
Brief low-voltage shocks that do not result in any symptoms or burns of the skin do not usually require medical care (if you or the affected individual are unsure about symptoms, seek medical care). For any high-voltage shock, or for any shock resulting in burns, call 911 and seek medical care at a hospital's emergency department. A doctor should evaluate electric cord burns to the mouth of a child.
Electric Shock Medical Treatment
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Treatment of electric shock depends on the severity of the burns or the nature of other injuries found.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2015
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