Injury due to Lightning Overview
Another name for Injury due to Lightning is Lightning Injury.
What is a lightning injury?
A person with a lightning injury has suffered an electric shock or burn, caused by a lightning strike. Lightning injuries range from minor burns to the skin, to damage to the internal organs. About 1,500 people in the US are struck by lightning each year. Death due to electrical injury is called electrocution.
What are the symptoms of a lightning injury?
Symptoms of a lightning injury may include burns, headache, memory loss, muscle aches, muscle weakness, and numbness and tingling.
How does the doctor treat a lightning injury?
Treatment for a lightning injury may include cardiac monitoring, intravenous fluids, burn care, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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