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Do I need to go to the hospital for an electric shock?


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Doctor! Let me ask you, I just got an electric shock from a light bulb breaker (I was barefoot at that time). Because it was raining heavily, I was about to turn it off, but I got a shock and I fainted for about 5 minutes with nosebleeds, a little headache in the head (probably because I fell to the ground when I fainted). Please ask the doctor if you don't know if you need to go to the hospital if you have an electric shock? Is it okay or is it just a natural reflex of the body? Well, the hand part is still very numb but not burned by the electric current. I thank you doctor.
Hoang (Ho Chi Minh)
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Hello! Following injury from electric shock, the patient may experience damage to the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Manifestations include: Loss of consciousness, weakness or paralysis of limbs, autonomic dysfunction and memory disorders,...in which sensory and motor disturbances due to peripheral nerve damage are quite common. common.
You should pay attention to apply safety measures when using electricity in your home. If you still have numbness in your hands, you should visit the Department of Neurology - a hospital under Vinmec Health System to be diagnosed and prescribed appropriate treatment.
Thanks for the question “Do I need to go to the hospital for an electric shock?” yours sent to Vinmec. Wishing you good health always.

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Answered by Dr. Truong Ngoc Hai - Resuscitation Doctor - Emergency Department - Vinmec Central Park International General Hospital

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