Electric Shock (cont.)
Electric Shock Medical Treatment
Treatment of electric shock depends on the severity of the burns or the nature of other injuries found.
- Burns are treated according to severity.
- Minor burns may be treated with topical antibiotic ointment and dressings.
- More severe burns may require surgery to clean the wounds or even skin grafting.
- Severe burns on the arms, legs, or hands may require surgery to remove damaged muscle or even amputation.
- Other injuries may require treatment.
- Eye injuries may require examination and treatment by an
ophthalmologist, an eye specialist.
- Broken bones require
casting, or surgery to stabilize the bones.
- Internal injuries may require observation or surgery.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/28/2014
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