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Have chronic insomnia, burn after electric shock, sore throat, cough and flu-like aches. Related?

Hi My son is 19 and is quite underweight and suffers from Chronic insomnioa. days ago received an electric shock when plugging in an household appliance (Australia 240v). There is a small black pin sized burn on the palm of his hand and he was thrown back at the time with pain in both arms and chest for an hour or so afterwards. otherwise seemed to recover well but has been sleepy. Today he is complaining of a very sore throat , onset of flu like aches and has a nasty fluidy cough . Is this related to theshock or coincidental.
Asked On : Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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Hi and thanks for the query,
The sore throat is not related to the electric shock, he is suffering from an infection.
Salt water gargling 4 times daily will help him.
He should avoid cold foods and air conditioning.
He can take a painkiller.
If he does not get better in 4 more days then he needs to visit the doctor.
Regards,
Dr Kishori.
Answered: Sat, 28 Dec 2013
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