What happens when a baby gets electrocuted?

Can getting shocked hurt your baby?

ANSWER: There are conflicting reports on how harmful electric shock is to a fetus. The clinical spectrum of electrical injury ranges from a transient unpleasant sensation felt by a mother and no effect on her fetus to fetal death either immediately or few days later.

What happens if a baby gets shocked?

A child who has received an electric shock should be seen by a pediatrician because shock may cause internal damage that can’t be detected without a medical examination. Your pediatrician will clean and dress surface burns and order tests for signs of damage to internal organs.

How do you know if baby is electrocuted?

Potential symptoms of an electric shock include:

  1. loss of consciousness.
  2. muscle spasms.
  3. numbness or tingling.
  4. breathing problems.
  5. headache.
  6. problems with vision or hearing.
  7. burns.
  8. seizures.

Can babies get electrocuted from outlet?

If your baby puts something in an outlet, they are at serious risk for an electrical shock. Every year, approximately 2,400 children are treated for shocks and burns related to tampering with electrical outlets. That’s about 7 children every day. Even more troubling, about 12 children die from these injuries each year.

Can a child get electrocuted from a plug socket?

Kids like to stick their little fingers everywhere, especially in plug sockets. You need to be alert enough until your child is matured to understand that. Exposure to electric current can cause injuries which are minor, like burns, or they can be bad to cause serious internal damage or death.

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