Tingling After Electric Shock: Should I Be Concerned?

You should be concerned if you experience tingling after an electric shock. This means you have been exposed to an electrical current. Even if the damage to your skin initially seems minor, remember an electric shock injury is serious. Left untreated, it can have harmful, potentially lifelong effects.

Tingling After Electric Shock: Should I Be Concerned?

Where will I feel it?

Often people will feel the tingling in their hands or arms. But the tingling sensation could be anywhere on the body where an electrical current may have made contact.

What causes tingling after an electric shock?

The tingling sensation you’re experiencing after an electrical shock could be caused by your body’s contact with or exposure to an electrical current. It is also frequently the case that the tingling feeling a person has was caused by the electrical current actually entering, passing through and exiting the person’s body.

Tingling associated with an electrical shock injury could be caused by occurrences such as accidental contact with a downed power line (or the area near the downed power line), accidental contact with other electrical current sources, faulty electrical wiring, shock from faulty or unprotected electrical products and/or contact with three-prong-to-two-prong grounded plug adapters

Should I see a doctor?

Yes you should see a doctor if you are experiencing tingling after an electric shock. A doctor will conduct a thorough examination to diagnose and start treatment for any electrical injuries you may have suffered. The tingling sensation you experienced would be considered a symptom of your injury.

Time is of the essence when it comes to seeking medical attention after an electric shock, even if there are no visible injuries.

The “invisible” injuries that can result from an electric shock include:

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Heart muscle damage
  • Brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Memory loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Seizures
  • Respiratory failure
  • Headaches
  • Paralysis
  • Vision, speech and hearing problems

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