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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 splinting, casting, or surgery to stabilize the bones.
    • Internal injuries may require observation or surgery.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/2/2014

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