Electric shock

Overview

An electric shock can be life-threatening. Call 911 or a local emergency number if the source of the burn is a high-voltage wire or lightning.

Symptoms

Life-threatening symptoms include severe burns, no heartbeat, no breathing, muscle pain and contractions, seizures, and unconsciousness.

Treatments

Even someone with minor injuries or no symptoms should be checked by a doctor for internal injuries.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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