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AC (220V) shock in the fifth finger

Patient: Sir,my little finger got in touch with 220v ac current.it was in touch for 2 seconds and there was no burn mark or any wound but finger was numb.Iwent to doc and he gave me a injection and some multivitamin tablets and told it will be ok in a couple of days.now after 1 month it is still numb and i am having burning sensation in my hand up to elbow.Please advice me.thanks

 

 

Doctor: Even though that your contact with 220V of AC was brief, it was enough to produce some temporary injury of the nerves t that supply that part of your hand, meaning the ulnar nerve, that’s why you are feeling  numbness and burning sensation all the way through the elbow. I recommend that you keep taking Complex B tablets to help the recovery of the affected nerve, it will take some time but it will pass.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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