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Remedy after getting electric shock - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi, yesterday at work i got an electric shock from a 240 volt device
At the time i could feel the effects on my hand which is where i touched the device.
A day later the right side of my body feels funny, from my calfs up to my shoulders and neck. I am not in agony or anything like that
My question is should i go and see a doctor?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   how are you
User :   did you get my question?
Doctor :   following shock did you loose conscious ?
User :   no it wasnt that bad
User :   just a shock as i wasnt expecting it
Doctor :   is there any mark of burn at the point of contact with the electricity
User :   no but there is a slight burning feeling
Doctor :   ok than there is superficial burns
User :   the point of contact was my hand
Doctor :   no need to see the doctor
Doctor :   in few days the injury will get recovered
User :   ok thanks, just to reassuyre me i can ffel my right hsoulder and even back of my head
User :   it isntt a bad pain
User :   but can feel it
Doctor :   you can take tab ibuprofen to relieve the symptoms
User :   also my right leg around the calf
User :   no its ok i just dont want anything serious to happen :O)
Doctor :   nothing happens
User :   i can put up with uit
Doctor :   it is the passage of current the pathway
User :   ok thanks i thought i better make sure
Doctor :   and it is mildly sore
User :   yes
Doctor :   it take time for the recovery from the soreness
User :   ok thank you
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