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Electric Shock (cont.)

Electric Shock Treatment

Electric Shock Self-Care at Home

Brief low-voltage shocks that do not result in any symptoms or burns of the skin do not require medical care. For any high-voltage shock, or for any shock resulting in burns, seek medical care at a hospital's Emergency Department. A doctor should evaluate electric cord burns to the mouth of a child.

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