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Old 03-31-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Got Shocked By Electrical Cord

Hi Guys,

Need some help. Was reaching down behind the tv to pick up a toy of the kids and my sleeve touched the televisions electric cord. The television was on. Sparks flew up towards my face and I screamed. My hand and arm tingled a bit afterwords and I couldn't find my words, I was catching my breath (like after running - not like I was gasping) and my heart raced. It scared me to death! My question is when is electric shock an emergency? I didn't go unconcious and I don't really want to go to the er. I'm still just kind of panicy about the whole thing.

Any help at all is greatly appreciated.

 
Old 03-31-2008, 06:49 PM   #2
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Re: Got Shocked By Electrical Cord

You could always call your local Er and ask if you should be checked out.

 
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:59 PM   #3
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Re: Got Shocked By Electrical Cord

I remember once a friend of mine went to unplug my dryer and because of bad manufacturing a bare wire was poking out from the plug-in part and the shock sent him flying across the room. He was fine and you will be too but I would have someone turn off the electricity to that plug-in and see what is going on back there.

 
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Re: Got Shocked By Electrical Cord

It's only an emergency if you go unconscious.

Make an appointment with your regular doctor if you have any lasting symptoms.

Otherwise you're fine. People get shocked all the time.

 
Old 04-07-2008, 06:37 AM   #5
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Re: Got Shocked By Electrical Cord

Hope it's not too late to give you my two cents.


I plugged in a CD Walkman adapter next to my bed. When I plugged it out my thumb touched the metal part of the plug and I was shocked. I saw my thumb turn in to different colors but it didn't hurt more like a state of shock. No pun intended. In fact very weirdly it felt good. I laughed after the shock was over. (My thumb turned purple and blue and pink and back to regular skin color in a split second)

This type of thing happened twice again. I don't seem to recall how though.

Point is. I'm fine! I think you should contact your doctor though. I didn't

I was 10. And I was too busy laughing.

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